The Conservation Alliance Announces 2023 Summer Grant Recipients

September 25, 2023

$650,000 in grants are being awarded to 15 grassroots conservation organizations

Sept. 25, 2023/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The Conservation Alliance (TCA) is excited to announce the recipients of its Summer 2023 Grant Cycle. In this cycle, $650,000 in grants were dispersed to 15 organizations working to protect outdoor spaces and wild places throughout North America. TCA is on track to award more than $2 million in grants by the end of 2023.

TCA staff and board members evaluated 51 proposals before narrowing the field. Final grantees for the Summer 2023 cycle were chosen by TCA member companies through a nomination and voting process. Four of this cycle’s grantees are led by people of color, and two are supporting TCA Priority Campaigns – the D-1 Lands in Alaska and protection of the Dolores River.

“The strength of The Conservation Alliance comes from the connection between our membership support and the funding and advocacy support we provide to grassroots conservation organizations who are leading public lands campaigns in their respective communities. We are honored to support these critical land and water conservation projects and to elevate additional support for 2023-24 TCA priority campaigns,” said Nicole Rom, Executive Director at The Conservation Alliance.

The 15 projects are located across ten American states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming – and one Canadian province – British Columbia.

The Conservation Alliance works with over 270 member companies to identify important conservation projects that seek to protect wild places and outdoor spaces. Each member company contributes annual dues to a central grant fund, which are then distributed through discretionary opportunities, Confluence Program, Priority Campaigns, and a winter and summer grant cycle to the grassroots groups working to secure conservation outcomes.

Projects funded in the summer grant cycle are below. To learn more about The Conservation Alliance, its grants program and membership opportunities, visit www.conservationalliance.com.

Organization Project Name Grant
Native American Rights Fund Alaska D-1 Lands $50,000
Dena Kayeh Institute Dene K’éh Kusān – Kaska Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area $50,000
California Trout Elk River Restoration Project – Acquisition and Land Back $40,000
Colorado Wildlands Project Dolores River Canyon Country Protection Campaign $50,000
American Rivers Protecting Colorado’s Outstanding Waters $35,000
Friends of Missoula Parks Marshall Mountain Park $40,000
Great Basin Water Network Save the Swamp Cedars – Bahsahwahbee National Monument $40,000
Oregon Desert Land Trust Trout Creek Ranch and Pueblo Mountains Conservation Project – Doman Place $45,000
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Grand Staircase-Escalante Resource Protections Campaign: Phase 2 $50,000
Chesapeake Conservancy Rappahannock Return to the River: Restoring Tribal Land for Conservation $45,000
Inland Northwest Land Conservancy Glen Tana: Protecting the Last Intact Sanctuary on the Little Spokane River $50,000
Columbia Land Trust West Fork Washougal Conservation Project $40,000
American Whitewater Western Rivers Conservation $50,000
The Wilderness Land Trust North Cascades Washington Wilderness Project $25,000
Audubon Rockies Securing Protections for Little Sandy $40,000

Total $650,000

About The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance is a coalition of over 270 like-minded member companies who pool resources to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s cherished wild places and outdoor spaces. Through the collective power of their membership – companies from a range of industries from outdoor industry to brewers, bankers, sportsmen, and renewable energy – take bold steps to conserve wild public lands and waters. Since 1989, they’ve awarded over $30,000,000 in grants and helped protect over 81 million acres and 3,580 river miles, remove or halt 37 dams, purchase 22 climbing areas & designate five marine reserves.


Please direct media inquiries to Kim Paymaster, Grant Program Director, kim@conservationalliance.com.