Charlotte Martin Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Charlotte Martin Foundation supports animal and wildlife conservation organizations concerned with ecosystem stewardship in the face of climate change.

IP TAKE: This foundation does not fund projects located in primarily urban areas, wildlife rehabilitation work, zoos or aquariums.

PROFILE: Established in 1987, the Charlotte Martin Foundation honors the legacy of its namesake Charlotte Martin. The foundation is based in Seattle. As a result of its location, the foundation prioritizes giving to organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Martine supports youth-focused athleticscultureeducation and wildlife and habitat preservation.

The foundation’s wildlife and habitat preservation program seeks to “protect and restore vital ecosystems especially in the face of a changing climate with the long-term aim of preserving biodiversity in the region.” The foundation prioritizes giving to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. This program funds wildlife conservation organizations that promote “healthy and diverse wildlife populations and habitat.” The foundation advances organizations that encourage collaboration amongst stakeholders including governments, nonprofits, the scientific community, and businesses.

The foundation does not award grants for over $25,000 to nonprofits that submit unsolicited applications. Organizations that Martin has invited to apply for funding may be eligible for larger amounts. The majority of grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.

To learn more about Martin grantees and to get a broader sense of the types of programs the foundation supports and at what level, examine its recent grant listings.

The Charlotte Martin foundation typically awards project specific rather than general operating support grants. It accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding during its two funding cycles. The spring cycle opens on February 1 and closes on March 1. The fall funding cycle opens on August 1 and closes on September 1. Grantseekers must submit their applications via the foundation’s online application form.

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