OVERVIEW: The Weyerhaeuser Foundation seeks organizations that promote and build sustainable forest communities.
IP TAKE: This funder emphasizes clearly stated goals and measurable results. Grantees also have the opportunity for multiyear funding.
PROFILE: The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation was established in 1950 and functions independently of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. The foundation awards both domestic and international grants through its International, Children’s, and Sustainable Forest and Communities initiatives.
The foundation’s Sustainable Forest and Communities initiative supports organizations that promote “[t]he creation of environmentally and economically sustainable forest communities.” Grants are limited to regions where the family’s “business interests originated,” which includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, northern California, western Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Areas of interest include sustainable forest management, enterprise-based economic activities, using social and locally based business processes, and forest ecosystem services.
Weyerhaeuser considers grants from $15,000 and $40,000; however, it largely awards grants for $25,000 or less. Examples of past grantees include the Pinchot Partnership, which received support for tis Forest-wide Huckleberry Restoration. Redwood Forest Foundation Inc. is also a past grantee, which received a grant for its From Forest to Farm program. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations Weyerhaeuser supports and it what level, explore its Past Grantees list.
The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications. Initial applications are due around March 1 while second stage applications are due around August 1. Deadline dates are subject to change. Grantseekers should check the foundation’s website to stay abreast of any changes.
- Frederick Titcomb, President/Trustee
- Lynn Cunningham, Vice President/Trustee
- Larry Dressler, Program Consultant