WestWind Foundation: Grants for Climate Change and Clean Energy

OVERVIEW: WestWind focuses its conservation grants on clean energy, global warming and decreasing fossil fuel use.

IP TAKE: WestWind seeks organizations with the capacity to have a significant impact on its target beneficiary populations.

PROFILE: Established in 1987 and based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the WestWind Foundation is a small funder which seeks to “[f]ight climate change and improve access to reproductive health care.” WestWind’s environmental grantmaking concentrates on combating global warming, decreasing the use of fossil fuels and promoting clean energy. Though not a specific area of focus, the foundation also supports environmental conservation organizations across the United States.

WestWind’s grants typically range from around from $20,000 to $100,000. The foundation awards grants to local, regional, and national groups. Past grantees include the Conservation Law Foundation, which received funding for its work protesting tar-sands development and the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy, which received funding for general support.  To learn more about the types of organizations the foundation supports, explore its Recent Grants webpage.

The WestWind Foundation is not currently accepting grant applications or requests for funding. It encourages grantseekers to check its website often regarding updates.

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