The WNPS Conservation Committee is soliciting proposals for Conservation Grants of up to $1000 (typical range $250-$700) that further the goals of conservation of Washington native plants. Eligible projects will restore, improve, or support on-the-ground, functioning native plant ecosystems and must be site approriate. Note that total funds available for the 2015 second cycle is $1000.
Grant requests may be from WNPS local chapters or WNPS members. All projects must further conservation of Washington native plants and provide public benefit. Preference is given to students and first time recipient team projects, and chapters or member organizations with limited financial resources.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- Alignment with WNPS goals
- Supportive of WNPS conservation priorities and focus areas
- Quantity and quality of ecological benefit to be gained
- Likelihood of project success
First cycle applications must be received by January 15 and awards will be announced by February 15. Second cycle applications must be recieved by July 1 and awards will be annuonced by August 1 (if funds are available).
For funded projects, the grant payment will be paid when the project is completed and a final report, including receipts is submitted. Negotiations of early payment and balance on completion of an accepted final report may be considered by request. The final report should be 300-500 words in length and include photo documentation suitable for publication in Douglasia. Electronic copies should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should include the following:
Please select a brief title that can be used to share information about your project and inlcude the date of the application.
Include applicant name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. If the applicant is a chapter or member organization, the name, address, telephone number and e-mail of the designated contact person.
The proposal narrative must include: a brief description of the project, proposed methods or activities, projected outcomes including ecological benefits, an explanation of how the project furthers the goals of WNPS and contributes public benefit (Also see evaluation criteria above).
Describe when activities funded by the grant will occur, including a timeline for the project.
Include an itemized budget (as specific as possible).
Letter of Support:
If the applicant is an individual or member organization a letter of support from the local WNPS chapter is required.
Financial Need (For Chapters Only):
Chapters or member organizations with limited financial resources are encouraged to apply.
For individuals seeking grants, confirmation of current WNPS membership is required.
For more information or to discuss your proposal contact:
Conservation Committee Chair