Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

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Purpose

The Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Partnership (HFHC) is a collaborative network dedicated to building rural economies based on forest restoration and ecosystem management, and to creating markets for the by-products of these activities. The partnership includes wood products manufacturers, land managers, retailers, non-profit organizations -all sharing a commitment to environment and community.

Funding Interests

Grants are awarded three times a year to support innovative strategies and activities in three focus areas: business and/or project strategic planning and assessment, cooperation/collaboration between non-profit and business members, product development/utilization of by-products of forest restoration.

Geographic Focus

Nationwide

Types of Support

Project

Grant Size

$1000 to $5000

Requirements & Limitations

Applicants must be a signed partner of the HFHC (with a 501(c)(3) status) or business members (who can identify 501(c)(3) fiscal agent). Funding cannot be used for lobbying or litigations, an individual's travel costs unrelated to an eligible project or organizational operating funds that are un-related to an eligible project.
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Application Process

Applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed. Applications must include a project summary, short proposal and budgetary information. More information, including the application form, is available on the website.

Deadlines

Contact the organization regarding 2008 deadlines for grant applications.

Comments

Previously HFHC had been unable to provide grants for equipment purchases or capital investment. During this round of grants, the organization is partnering with ShoreBank Enterprise Pacific, to leverage capital investment loans of up to $30,000 for eligible groups. Contact the organizations for more details regarding this new program.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Forest Stewards Guild, Santa Fe, NM
Amount: $1000
Purpose: Funding was given to organize a conference in western Montana to increase awareness and understanding of sustainable, ecologically based forestry, as well as to provide a forum for discussion and networking between sustainable business interests in the region.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Forest Stewardship Project, Twisp, WA<br>
Amount: $2414
Purpose:

A grant was provided to expand the monitoring and training programs already in place by collecting and analyzing ground disturbance data on the 160 acres being treated in the Upper Rendezvous area of the Methow Valley.

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