Fifty years ago, the United States was at the height of a long era of dam construction. Since the first days of the United States, Americans have been building dams and putting rivers to work for mills, to generate electricity and to store water for cities, farms and towns. Dams were considered a symbol of American…
Environment Program grantmaking
The Environment Program funds organizations working in areas that align with our program strategies and initiatives. The Environment Program accepts letters of inquiry for its western conservation, climate and energy, and serving Bay Area communities grantmaking at any time. The program’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes. There are no deadlines. Our approach The vast majority of ...
Q&A with Micha Rosenoer: Colorado taught me the true meaning of public lands
Micha Rosenoer is West Slope Field Manager for Conservation Colorado, an organization dedicated to protecting Colorado’s public lands. This is the seventh Q&A in a weeklong series celebrating Earth Day 2016. How did you become involved with the environment cause? I grew up in coastal California surrounded by public lands and reveled in the opportunities to trail run, ...
Q&A with Natasha Hale: Tipping the scale of fairness toward tribal communities
Proposed area for Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. (Photo Credit: Adriel Heisey) Natasha Hale is Native America Program manager for the Grand Canyon Trust, which works to protect the air, water, and wildlife of the Grand Canyon. This is the sixth Q&A in a weeklong series celebrating Earth Day 2016. How did you become involved with ...
Q&A with Rue Mapp: Inspiring African-American leadership in the great outdoors
Outdoor Afro’s 2016 leadership team in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Outdoor Afro) Rue Mapp is founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that promotes African-American leadership and participation in nature. This is the fourth Q&A in a weeklong series celebrating Earth Day 2016. How did you become involved with the environment cause? I ...
Grantmaking Trends Memo: Environment 2014
This memo provides an analysis of Environment Program grantmaking from 2004 through 2013, with projections for 2014 and 2015, where possible. In Section I, we provide context on the Program’s overall grant making trends. Section II describes the frequency of general operating support (GOS) versus project support grants and some of the reasons for shifts ...
A Strategy Planning Tool for Western Conservation
This document describes a strategy planning tool used by the Hewlett Foundation to inform its Western conservation investments. The tool suggests specific philanthropic investments to help the Foundation achieve its Western conservation goals.
Conserving the West: A Five-Year Strategic Plan (2009-2013)
This report, entitled Conserving the West, presents the Environment Program’s priorities and strategies for improving the ecological integrity of the West and the specific elements of the plan that the Foundation will implement over the next five years.