Western Conservation Grantseekers

The Hewlett Foundation accepts unsolicited Letters of Inquiry for its Western Conservation grantmaking at any time; there are no deadlines. You may begin by reading about Western Conservation and what we support (and do not support) below. The Western Conservation program concentrates its grantmaking activities in four areas: Land, Water, Energy, and Building Broad Support. Please read more about our strategies before submitting a Letter of Inquiry. If you decide your project or organization fits within our guidelines, you may submit a Letter of Inquiry online. We make grants to organizations that support efforts that protect and improve the ecological integrity of the North American West in twelve U.S. states and three Canadian provinces:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon

We do not make grants to fund:

  • Environmental education
  • Forest monitoring
  • Sustainable forestry projects
  • Wildfire management
  • Land acquisition
  • Conservation easements
  • Habitat restoration
  • Watershed restoration
  • Stream and riverbank restoration
  • Marine conservation
  • Renewable energy equipment purchases
  • Books (writing or publication)
  • Films and videos (production or distribution)

While the Foundation's grants may be used to support public education, nonpartisan research and analysis, and permissible policy-related activities, the Foundation does not earmark its funds for IRS-defined lobbying activities, which is prohibited by federal law. Letter of Inquiry Environment Program Grantseekers Energy and Climate