The Louis L. Borick Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Louis L. Borick Foundation funds conservation groups that focus on preserving wilderness areas and open spaces. 

IP TAKE: The majority of Borick’s conservation grants range from $15,000 to $50,000.

PROFILE: Entrepreneur Louis Borick founded the Louis L. Borick Foundation in 1997 to “create opportunity for people to reach their full potential, positively contribute to society and participate in a culturally rich community by supporting education, youth, leadership development, and the arts.”

The foundation’s funding priorities include arts, early childhood education, foster youth, LGBT, and preservation. Preservation grants support organizations that “preserve open space and wilderness areas.” Borick also seeks out organizations preserving historical and architectural heritage. Past grantees include Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association. To learn more about Borick Foundation grantees, explore its searchable past grants page.

Borick’s average grants are between $10,000 and $50,000. The foundation awards grants to organizations located across the United States but gives grantmaking priority to organizations located in Northern California, Southern California, and Texas.

Borick does not currently accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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