Wiancko Family Foundation : Grants for Environmental Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Wiancko Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to environmental and wildlife conservation.

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: Established in 1989, the Wiancko Charitable Foundation was founded by the late engineer Tom Wiancko and other family members. Tom co-founded Wiancko Engineering and passed away in 2006. The foundation’s president is currently R. Dennis Wiancko, a photographer. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the Wiancko Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to environmental and wildlife conservation.

Grants range from $250 to around $565,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $1.9 million. Past grantees include Alaska Conservation Foundation, Conservation International, Audubon Society of Washington, and Western Environmental Law Center, Blue Earth Alliance, World Wildlife Fund, Trust for Public Land, United Plant Savers, and Union of Concerned Scientists.

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

Wiancko Charitable Foundation
1111 Third Ave., #800
Seattle, WA 98101