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Environmental Education

Engaging Our Future Leaders

The Environmental Education fund provides support to organizations that offer outdoor environmental education experiences for youth. We focus funding on programs serving middle and high school-age students in Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Thurston Counties in Washington State only. You can learn more about our program here.

Our 2023 funding cycle will be an invitation-only process and will not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry. If you have questions about the grantmaking process, please send an email to Fabiola Greenawalt, Program Officer. You may also find it helpful to visit the website Candid, a non-profit organization that offers tools for locating prospective funders.

Ee Est

2000

Year Established
Ee Grants Total

471

Grants Total
Ee Support

$14M

In Support
Focus Areas

Investing in Tomorrow

Inspire Leadership

We believe in learning by doing and seek to inspire youth through vibrant outdoor experiences, helping them become the environmental champions of tomorrow.

Experiential Learning

Providing youth with the tools to become educated stewards of their local ecosystem, we support the connection between environment, community and lifelong learning.

Educator Support

We support teacher learning, professional development, curriculum building and capacity so those educating our youth are equipped and empowered to grow the next generation of leaders.

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Outdoor education and environmental stewardship are essential cornerstones for our youth. The outdoors creates space for our students to learn, reflect, appreciate nature, and preserve our natural lands for future generations.