2022 Friends Grassroots Network Grant Report

Lauren Wallace
|June 22, 2023

Over the last 16 years, the Conservation Lands Foundation has established a successful community-led approach to public land protection. Our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Land system managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and we do that by strengthening the leadership and impact of our now 80+ member strong Friends Grassroots Network.

Our community-based philanthropy is based on the proven belief that each member of our Network knows best how to maximize the impact of the resources we provide. The use of our grants is unrestricted and we build relationships based on transparency, dialogue, and mutual learning.

We’re committed to regularly examining our decision-making culture and grant guidance to improve our practices and ensure that our impact is supportive and uplifting to Black, Indigenous, and other leaders and communities of color.

With these values at the forefront, in 2022 we distributed $1,970,000 in grant awards among 81 Friends Grassroots Network and partner organizations across 12 states. These grants supported projects such as public lands protection campaigns, youth education, communications support, and equitable and inclusive land management. Our full grant report can be found here

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About Lauren Wallace
Lauren Wallace (she/her) is CLF's Grants and Donor Communications Director. Originally from beautiful eastern Kentucky, she is a lifelong writer, and lover of the outdoors.
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