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 »
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The Potlatch Fund — a nonprofit group serving Native communities — has chosen Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Chairman to receive the Billy Frank Jr. Natural Resource Protection Leadership Honoring Award. more »
Jeff Clarke, CEO | A hot-off-the-press court decision in Alaska highlights the important role of philanthropy in strengthening democracy, and underscores a worrisome trend. more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Philanthropy Northwest was proud to host Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Monday afternoon for a conversation with our members about one of her highest priorities: preparing the next generation of outdoor stewards. more »
Check out The Russell Family Foundation's new films showcasing its use of mission-related investing to drive strategic sustainability outcomes. more »
by Richard Woo and Holly Powers, The Russell Family Foundation
When a foundation wants to tackle an ambitious goal – say, helping restore an entire watershed – is it enough for them to simply fund a nonprofit or two?
The answer is obviously no.
What’s less clear, however, is how to engage, who to fund, and for how long. more »