The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. As a group of outdoor industry companies, they recognize their responsibility to help protect the wild lands and waterways on which their customers recreate and wildlife thrives. They make grants to registered 501(c)(3) organizations whose work meets the following critercia.

1 The project should seek to secure permanent protection of a specific wild land or waterway for its habitat and recreational values.

2. The campaign should engage grassroots citizen action in support of the conservation effort. They do no fund general education, restoration, or scientific research projects.

3. All projects should be quantifiable with specific goals, objectives, and action plans, and should include a clear measure for evaluating success.

4. The project should have a good chance of final success within four years.

The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor business that supports efforts to protect specific wild palces for their habitat and recreation values.

To access their website go to

Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by one of our members companies. Click here for a list of members. Members nominate organizations by completing and submitting a nomination form. They will then send each nominated organization a request for proposal (RFP) instructing them how to submit a full reaquest. Please conatct only one member per funding cycle for nomiation.

The Conservation Alliance conducts two funding cycles annually. Deadlines for those cycles are:

Summer Cycle:
Nominations due May 1
Proposals due June 1
Grants announced early October

Winter Cycle:
Nomination due November 1
Proposals due December 1
Grants announced early April

To access the Conservation Alliance grant page go to

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