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Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative to be Highlight of Idaho Community Foundation’s May Luncheon

05/13/2019

By Jennifer Kronberg, Guest Contributor, Idaho Community Foundation | In an area with great natural beauty and land resources like the Pacific Northwest, it’s important to preserve the landscapes that make it special. That’s the idea behind the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, a new partnership between the Idaho Community Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Seattle Foundation and the Land Trust Alliance. The initiative is launched with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and will permanently protect thousands of acres of natural lands in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. more »

A Season of Change at Meyer Memorial Trust

09/18/2015

Doug Stamm, Meyer Memorial Trust | September always brings change: weather shifts from hot to cool, busy autumn mornings replace leisurely summer afternoons, days grow incrementally shorter. Here at Meyer Memorial Trust, in a year filled with changes, the month offers a moment to reflect on where we have been and on where we are heading. Last year, Meyer awarded more grants than ever before — 515 grants and loans just over $46 million; we are again on track to make the largest payout in the foundation’s history. But we haven’t only been making grants this year. We began outreach in several of our four priority focus areas — housing, education, the environment, and supporting a vibrant nonprofit sector. more »

Based on Votes, REI Awards $500K for 10 U.S. Trails

08/19/2015

REI has announced the results of an online vote determining how the national outdoor retail co-op will distribute $500,000 for 10 new U.S. trails. In the Pacific Northwest, REI will grant $58,790 to Washington's Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail, based on 11,758 votes, to decommission unsafe or washed-out sections of the 15-mile trail and rebuild new ones. The nine other trails being funded are in Massachusetts, Colorado, New York, Georgia, California, Texas and Minnesota. more »