L.P. Brown Foundation: Grants for Environmental Conservation

OVERVIEW: The L.P. Brown Foundation supports a broad range of organizations in the United States dedicated to environmental conservation and preservation.

IP TAKE: This funder lacks transparency and does not maintain a public website, which restricts information available about its grantmaking process, strategies, and application. Grantseekers should contact foundation staff for more information.  

PROFILE: Established in 2009, the L.P Brown Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal paid staff; however, according to tax filings, the foundation appears to have an interest in funding causes related to healthcare, conservation and community based initiatives.

Although Brown Foundation grants can go as high as $125,000, the majority of grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. Conservation organizations receiving support from the foundation in the past include the Mesa County Land Conservancy, which received funding for its agricultural heritage, wildlife habitat and natural land conservation efforts; and the Center for Resource Conservation, which was awarded a grant in support of its natural resource conservation work.

The L.P. Brown Foundation does not appear to impose geographic restrictions on its funding. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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