The geography of Illinois requires conservation work to happen within and outside of natural areas. To accomplish this, it must include the perspectives of diverse individuals, sectors and places. The opportunity lies in increasing the number and range of voices that historically may not have been asked or included.

Our Vision: Our grantmaking embraces the unique and exciting ways that conservation gets done by many people in diverse places that include and extend beyond natural lands.

Who Should Apply

This grantmaking program will support organizations that:

  • protect land and advance innovations to conservation practices that extend to natural, rural and urban areas
  • focus on increasing racial and ethnic diversity of practitioners in the field
  • test new solutions at the intersection of conservation and economy
  • preserve and restore natural landscapes   

Please contact us at (312) 609-0200 or info@grandvictoriafdn.org if you have questions about our Environment program.

To learn more about the application process, please visit our How to Apply page. To begin your application, please visit our Grant Portal to submit your Letter of Inquiry.

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