The Save the Colorado River campaign is a philanthropic partnership that works to protect and restore the ecological health of the Colorado River by raising public awareness and by inspiring and supporting non-profit environmental organizations.
The Save the Colorado River campaign funds non-profit environmental organizations that have 501(c)(3) (or fiscal agent) standing. Funding decisions are made by the steering committee that is made up of representatives from the funding companies and foundations. Grant applications will be accepted once per year -- please submit applications between July 1 - July 31 for the 2014 grant cycle. Granting decions for the 2014 granting cycle will be made in August 2014. We will contact you by the end of August.
The Save the Colorado River campaign supports non-profit environmental groups that are working in the Colorado River basin and in geographic areas that use Colorado River water. We encourage grant applications in the following programmatic areas:
- Efforts that raise public awareness about the threats to the Colorado River and its water supplies.
- Efforts that promote water conservation, or change public policy about water conservation, in cities that receive Colorado River water including but not limited to the Denver/Front Range of Colorado, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.
- Efforts that protect and enhance the ecological health and biodiversity of the Colorado River and its tributaries, including but not limited to addressing the threats of new diversions and dams, mitigating past diversions and dams, river cleanups, and securing "instream flows."
Grant applications may range from $2,500 - $10,000.