Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

 Get Into Your Sanctuary Photo Contest

From May 25 through September 2 (Labor Day weekend), send us your best photos of the National Marine Sanctuary System and help us celebrate the beauty and importance of these special places. Tell us about your favorite national marine sanctuary using #ILoveMySanctuary! 

Whatcom Country: Community Food Co-OP Opportunity

Every year the Co-op Member Affairs Committee and Board of Directors selects 12 community organizations to participate in our SEED program.

SEED program recipients receive 2% of the Co-op's total sales on their designated Community Shopping Day and all register donations made during the month. Organizations also have the opportunity to educate shoppers with in-store displays.


At Outdoor Research, we believe that small steps can lead to big impacts. The We Can Grant celebrates those small steps by awarding $10,000 to a non-profit that improves access to the outdoors within their own community. Tell us how your organization would use the We Can Grant for the chance to be selected as this year’s grantee.

LAND -People working to ensure that public lands remain open and accessible to all.

EXPERIENCE -People working to create a better experience on the lands that we access.

COMMUNITY -People working to introduce (or better include) underserved communities to the outdoors.

If this sounds familiar, and your 501(c)3 non-profit needs a hand with a specific project that will improve outdoor access even more, click the link below to apply.

Applications for EcoTech Grants
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, which supports projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to re-imagine the way their world can be.

The program was created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between "the screen" or "the green" and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

To that end, grants of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities. Ideal projects should integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology. Projects may replicate a successful model or create a new and innovative approach.

Examples of previous ecoTech™ grant-funded projects have involved the integration of robotics and sensors to explore water bodies, collect data, and organize clean-ups; the development of aquaponic and hydroponic systems using arduinos and remote sensing; renewable energy design challenges; biotechnology research; and nature-based design applications…

To be eligible, applicants must be a school or nonprofit organization based in the United States. Project leaders must be employed at the same school or organization for the duration of the proposed project.

See the Captain Planet website for complete program guidelines, information about last year’s grant recipients, and application instructions.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Applications are accepted at any time.
Fruit trees are provided for schools and communities in need.

Bulk Native Plants for Sale in NW WA- Washington Conservation Districts

Be sure to reserve your plants for 2020 (several species will sell out quickly).  Willows and cottonwood cuttings longer than three feet are also available by request (priced per foot).    When ordering, please remember that we do have a $300.00 minimum and plants are sold in bundled quantities only.  Quantities per bundles are listed in parentheses after the plant description.  If you have questions or would like to place an order, please contact Julie at pmcsales@gmx.com.

Lori McLaughlin
Washington Association of Conservation Districts / Plant Material Center
16564 Bradley Road
Bow, WA  98232