Mazamas Conservation Grants
The mission of Mazamas is simply to provide a comprehensive climbing program with allied activities that enhance and protect the participants and the environment.
The club actively promotes the establishment and maintenance of hiking trails through its trail tending work. The club will consider grant proposals that addresses other areas of environmental significance in the Pacific Northwest, as well.
Oregon and Washington
Types of Support
Funding is available for projects and educational activities.
Grant Size$250 to $2500
Requirements & Limitations
Grants are awarded only to applicants that have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Codes and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a) of the Code.
The grants committee will reject grant requests for the following:
- Annual fund drives;
- Overhead funds;
- Activities that directly or indirectly intervene or affect any campaign for public office;
- The benefit of specific individuals;
- Sectarian or religious organizations whose principal activity is for the benefit of their own members or adherents; and
- Grant requests to fund litigation will ordinarily be denied, but exceptions may be granted in extraordinary or unusual circumstances.
Applicants must send ten copies of the grant application or the application will be disqualified. Additional information is available on the website.
Applications for grants must be made in writing and presented to the conservation committee between January 1 and noon on April 30. Applicants will be notified of the results of the grant application before May 15.
Grant 1Grantee: Water Watch, Portland, OR
Purpose: WaterWatch of Oregon is a river conservation group devoted to restoring and protecting natural flows in Oregon rivers. The groups goals include: Protect the springs that feed the Deschutes; Restore the Middle Deschutes, the Crooked River and their bone-dry tributaries by returning wasted water to them; and manage Deschutes River system dams to provide enough water for the survival of fish and wildlife, during the times of the year that they need it most.<br><br>
Grant 2Grantee: Molalla RiverWatch, Molalla, OR
Funding was given for student education and interpretative trail signs. Molalla RiverWatch (MRW) was created in 1992 by a group of local concerned citizens for the purpose of protecting, preserving and restoring the flora, fauna and water quality of the Molalla River and its tributaries. MRW is working with the Bureau of Land Management, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, other agencies, and user groups such as equestrian and bicycle clubs. The group?s goal is to provide maximum access for the public to enjoy the natural beauty and abundant recreational activities while creating minimum impact to the Molalla River watershed.