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Pacific Foundation Services (PFS) - Bella Vista Foundation (BVF)
06/28/19 3:00 PM
Grants to Oregon and California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for collaborative and innovative watershed conservation projects. Funding is intended for projects supporting creative and replicable solutions to restoration and revitalization. Eligible watersheds in California include the Mattole River watershed; the mid-Klamath/Scott/Shasta rivers; and in the Sierra Nevada, the Truckee River watershed, Yuba/Bear/American rivers, and the North Fork Feather River watershed. In Oregon, eligible areas include the upper Deschutes Basin and the upper John Day Basin.
In these key watersheds, the Foundation’s strategies include:
- Incorporate environmental, economic, and social equity factors because solutions that merge these factors tend to have long-term success.
- Preserve and build natural capital by consuming the growth of the environmental resource, rather than the resource itself.
- Support creative solutions to revitalization and restoration that have the potential to serve as models for similar projects.
- Engage in projects that are part of a cluster of projects in a given watershed, involving one or more organizations over time. The Foundation believes this clustering of support at the watershed level will result in stronger partnerships and a greater impact in the long term.
- Foster collaborative partnerships even among groups with divergent interests.
- Fund activities that governmental agencies do not normally fund.
The Foundation considers it a strong positive if a project has broad-based community involvement (financial support, volunteer support, and in-kind donations, etc.).
The Foundation will fund strong restoration projects that have an environmental education component, but only so long as the restoration is the main focus and is part of a longer-term restoration program or plan.
GrantWatch ID#: 177167
The Foundation will not give multi-year grants. However, it may accept a different proposal from the same organization as soon as one year after the previous grant and may, in certain cases, provide ongoing support to an organization on an annual renewal basis.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://pfs.smartsimple.us/s_csignup.jsp?token=XVtQHUUGYF5YQhtaXxJWSlZRYEl1HHJp&ptoken=XVtQC1oGYl9ZRRtYXxJWSlZRYEl1H3tg
Optional maps, photos, and/or other additional materials can be emailed to:
Executive Director and Ecosystem Restoration Program Director
415.561.6540 ext. 207
The Bella Vista Foundation
1660 Bush Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109
USA: California: The Mattole River watershed; the mid-Klamath/Scott/Shasta rivers; and in the Sierra Nevada, the Truckee River watershed, Yuba/Bear/American rivers, and the North Fork Feather River watershed; Oregon: The upper Deschutes Basin and the upper John Day Basin