We offer general operating and project grants to a diverse range of organizations and programs that further innovative conservation efforts across the Chicago Wilderness region (see mission area map) through stewarding natural and working lands; integrating climate resilience; advancing policy advocacy; and providing benefits to both natural and diverse human communities.
The four priority goals of this strategy are to:
Partnerships, convenings, technical assistance, and collaborations that accelerate and enhance the priorities of the strategy are also eligible for grants and other support. Program-related investments (PRIs) remain available to assist with the acquisition or other permanent protection of strategically significant lands.
Proposals for either general operating or project support should address one or more of the four prongs of the strategy, as illustrated below. Please identify whether a proposal is primarily related to one or more prong, and the extent to which other prongs may also be advanced, for grant support.
Our 2021 proposal deadlines are March 26, 2021 and July 30, 2021.
Please contact Rebecca Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org – our Conservation Program Officer – at least one month in advance of the deadline to discuss potential support.