Wyncote Foundation: Grants for Environmental Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Wyncote Foundation focuses its environment grants on conservation and land protection.

IP TAKE: Wyncote only allocates approximately five percent of its funding to environmental causes. Grantseekers should expect competition when approaching this funder.

PROFILE: John C. Haas established the Wyncote Foundation in 2009 with funds from the Otto and Phoebe Haas Charitable Trusts. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wyncote Foundation supports organizations that “[s]trengthen and enrich culture, community and the natural environment.” Grantmaking programs include Arts & Culture, Education, the Environment, Health and Human Services and Preservation.

The foundation’s Environment program supports environmental conservation and land protection organizations. Past conservation grantees include the Nature Conservancy, which received funding for its Salmon Coast, Eastern Forests and Puget Sound programs; and Natural Lands Trust, which received a grant for the environmental inspection of the Bodine property. To learn more about select conservation grantees, click here. To clear up any confusion for grantseekers, Wyncote’s Preservation program does not award environmental grants, instead, it focuses on preserving historic areas and “[s]tructural elements to facilitating archival work.

Wyncote grant amounts can reach upwards of $7 million, however; the majority of grants fall in the $10,000 to $150,000 range. The Wyncote Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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