Grant Recipients

Since 2011, we have delivered more than $70 million in funding to the US water field, including over 200 organizations.

RecipientProject TitleGrant AmountStateYear
ActiveSGVEmpowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$10,000 CA2020
ActiveSGVWater Leaders Working Group$8,571 CA2020
ActiveSGVEmpowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$10,000 CA2021
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest IndiansNW Tribal Water Resource Prioritization Project$25,000 ID, OR, WA2020
Ag InnovationsGroundwater Leadership Forum$75,000 CA2020
Ag InnovationsGroundwater Leadership Forum 2022 GSP Review$13,500 CA2021
Alianza Coachella ValleyProtecting public health and giving voice to community at the Salton Sea$65,000 CA2020
American Rivers, Inc.California Strategy for Healthy Rivers and Clean Water for People and Nature $150,000 CA2020
American Rivers, Inc.Snake River Restoration Campaign $24,000 OR2021
American Rivers, Inc.Reconnecting California’s Central Valley Rivers$65,000 CA2021
American Rivers, Inc.Strategies for Sustainable Western River Management$55,000 Western US2021
Amigos BravosOutstanding Waters in New Mexico$20,000 NM2020
Amigos BravosTribal Outreach on Clean Water Initiatives$30,000 NM2020
Amigos BravosNew Mexico Water Policy and Advocacy - 2021$50,000 NM2021
Anthropocene AllianceVision /Action 2025: Channeling $60M to Low Income Communities to Implement Nature-Based Solutions$25,000 MS, MO, OK, SC, TX2021
Audubon New MexicoConservation of the Rio Grande and New Mexico Water Policy Initiative$40,000 CO, NM, TX2021
California Donor Table FundLA Landscape Analysis$20,000 CA2020
California Environmental VotersBuilding Power for California’s Future$100,000 CA2020
California Environmental VotersBuilding Power for California’s Future 2022$100,000 CA2021
California Trout, Inc.Visioning an Ecologically Functioning Sacramento River Valley $65,000 CA2021
California Water Data ConsortiumCalifornia Water Data Consortium$550,000 CA2020
California Water Data ConsortiumCalifornia Water Data Consortium$130,000 CA2021
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of LawGuidance for Overcoming Conflict in California Water$26,000 CA2021
Children of The Setting Sun ProductionsSalmon People Project Gatherings$20,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Children of The Setting Sun ProductionsSalmon People Project Gatherings$20,000 ID, OR, WA2021
CivicWellNGO Groundwater Collaborative and Groundwater Exchange Alignment$24,000 CA2020
CivicWellLGC Support for the Groundwater Collaborative, GW Leadership Forum, & Equitable SGMA Implementation$75,000 CA2021
CivicWellGroundwater Resilience - Groundwater Exchange Revamp and Fairmead Engagement$31,600 CA2021
Clean Water FundSafe and Sustainable Drinking Water and Groundwater$200,000 CA2020
Clean Water FundSafe and Sustainable Drinking Water and Groundwater$225,000 CA2021
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish CommissionUpdate of the Tribal Energy Vision for the Columbia River Basin$65,000 ID, OR, WA2020
Columbia RiverkeeperProtecting Salmon From Hot Water$25,000 ID, OR, WA2020
Columbia RiverkeeperSnake River Restoration Project$25,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Comite Cívico del Valle Elevating Community Participation & Productive Stakeholder Engagement for the Salton Sea Watershed$75,000 CA2020
Comite Civico del Valle, Inc.Salton Strategic Engagement Advocacy (SEA) Project$55,000 CA2021
Community Hiking ClubWater Leaders Working Group$8,571 CA2020
Community RePower MovementEmpowering Community-Based Organizations To Build Multi-Benefit Projects$25,000 CA2020
Community Water CenterSafe Water Access for All, Groundwater Protection and Leadership Development$200,000 CA2020
Community Water CenterSafe Water Access for All, Groundwater Protection and Leadership Development$240,000 CA2021
Community Water Center Action FundSafe Water Access for All, Groundwater Protection and Leadership Development$100,000 CA2020
Community Water Center Action FundSafe Water Access for All, Groundwater Protection and Leadership Development$75,000 CA2021
Conservation Voters for IdahoCoalition Building and Grasstops Coordination Toward Salmon Recovery$25,000 ID2020
Conservation Voters for IdahoSalmon & Steelhead Recovery and River Restoration Campaign$35,000 ID, WA2021
Conservation Voters New MexicoNew Mexico Water Policy Initiative$25,000 NM2021
Coro Northern CaliforniaWatershed Framework$25,000 CA2021
Council for Watershed HealthEmpowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects (2020-2021)$25,000 CA2020
Council for Watershed HealthReDesignLA Phase II (2021-2022)$25,000 CA2021
Deep South Center for Environmental JusticeAdvancing Racial Equity in National Water Policy$60,000 AL, FL, LA, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TX, VA2020
Defenders of WildlifeRestoring Wildlife Habitat in the Lower Snake River and Sacramento Valley$30,000 CA2020
Defenders of WildlifeRestoring Wildlife Habitat in the Snake River$15,000 WA2021
Defenders of WildlifeAdvancing the Bay-Delta Plan Update$30,000 CA2021
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.Floodplains Reimagined Feasibility Study (Steering and Advisory Committees Participation)$39,336 CA2021
East Yard Communities for Environmental JusticeWater Capacity Building$55,000 CA2020
East Yard Communities for Environmental JusticeEmpowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$25,000 CA2020
East Yard Communities for Environmental JusticeWater Capacity Building$55,000 CA2021
Environmental Advocates NYSecuring Environmental Rights$50,000 NY2021
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.Advancing Effective and Equitable Implementation of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act$75,000 CA2021
Farmworkers Institute of Education & Leadership Development (FIELD)Si Se Puede - FIELD in Action!$25,000 CA2021
Greater Hells Canyon CouncilNortheast Oregon Grassroots Organizing for the Snake River$15,000 OR2020
Groundwater Resources Association of CaliforniaFourth Annual GSA Summit$10,000 CA2021
Guardian.org FoundationAmerica's Water Crisis$30,000 National2020
Heal the BayHeal the Bay’s Clean Water Initiatives$50,000 CA2020
Heal the BayHeal the Bay’s Clean Water Initiatives$50,000 CA2021
Idaho Wildlife FederationSalmon and Steelhead Recovery Campaign$25,000 ID2021
Kounkuey Design InitiativeVision Creation and Synthesis for the Salton Sea Partnership$15,000 CA2021
Leadership Counsel for Justice and AccountabilitySecuring Safe Drinking Water, Improving Groundwater Resources, and Expanding Civic Engagement$150,000 CA2020
Leadership Counsel for Justice and AccountabilitySecuring Safe Drinking Water, Improving Groundwater Resources, and Expanding Civic Engagement$219,775 CA2021
Los Angeles Alliance for a New EconomyWater Leaders Working Group$8,571 CA2020
Los Angeles Alliance for a New EconomyA New Deal for Water$25,000 National2021
Los Angeles Alliance for a New EconomyClean and Safe Water 2021-2022$65,000 CA2021
Los Angeles Conservation Corps, IncWater Leaders Working Group$17,143 CA2020
Los Angeles WaterkeeperLos Angeles Stormwater Outreach$50,000 CA2021
Madera/Chowchilla Resource Conservation DistrictHub for a Multiple-Benefit Approach to SGMA $25,000 CA2020
Madera/Chowchilla Resource Conservation DistrictHub for a Multiple-Benefit Approach to SGMA $25,000 CA2021
Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education FundOur Water, Our Future$25,000 MI2021
MultiplierImplementing The Groundwater Exchange Revamp$26,000 CA2021
National Audubon Society/Audubon CaliforniaProtecting & Enhancing Central Valley’s Wetland Refuges Through SGMA Implementation $125,000 CA2020
National Audubon Society/Audubon CaliforniaProtecting Wetland Refuges in California's Central Valley & Ensuring a Sustainable Salton Sea $115,000 CA2021
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.California Water Projects: Drinking Water Affordability, Water Efficiency and Supply, and Los Angeles Stormwater$150,000 CA2021
Nature for AllNature for All Water Education, Outreach & Coordination$100,000 CA2021
New Mexico Wilderness AlliancePursuit of Outstanding Waters and Progressive Water Policy$40,000 NM2020
New Mexico Wilderness AlliancePursuit of Outstanding Waters and Progressive Water Policy$40,000 NM2021
Nez Perce TribeSnake River Campaign and Communications Project$120,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Northern California Water AssociationA Coordinated Approach for Surface and Groundwater Interaction in the Sacramento Valley $50,000 CA2021
Northwest Sportfishing Industry AssociationSportfishing Community Campaign to Recover Columbia/Snake River Salmon and Steelhead$25,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Not An AlternativeRed Road to DC: A Totem Pole Journey for Sacred Places$30,000 ID, OR, NM, WA2021
NW Energy CoalitionClean Energy Replacement for Lower Snake River Dams$25,000 ID, OR, MT, WA2021
Pacific InstituteCalifornia Water Efficiency and COVID-19 Impacts on Very Small Water Systems$143,000 CA2020
Pacific InstituteSalton Sea Revitalization$30,000 CA2021
Pacific InstituteAdvancing Urban Water Efficiency in California$50,000 CA2021
Pacific RiversLostine Impact Campaign$10,000 OR2021
Pacoima BeautifulEmpowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$10,000 CA2020
Pacoima BeautifulWater Leaders Working Group$8,571 CA2020
Pacoima BeautifulReDesignLA - Phase 2$10,000 CA2021
Pew Charitable TrustsU.S. Public Lands and Rivers Conservation$50,000 National2021
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los AngelesAchieving the Human Right to Water in Southeast Los Angeles$55,000 CA2020
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los AngelesAchieving the Human Right to Water in Southeast Los Angeles$55,000 CA2021
PolicyLinkNational Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus $65,000 CA, DC2020
PolicyLinkWater Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus: Realizing Transformative Action for Policy Change$100,000 CA, MS, MI, AL, LA, TX2020
PolicyLinkWater Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus$175,000 National2021
ProgressNow New MexicoWater Message Testing in Marginalized Communities Across New Mexico $30,000 NM2020
Proyecto PastoralMentoring Community-Based Organizations on Best Practices for Capacity Building$10,000 CA2020
Proyecto PastoralReDesignLA Phase II (2021-2022)$10,000 CA2021
Public Policy Institute of CaliforniaWater Policy Center Research on Sustainable Groundwater Management$35,000 CA2020
Public Policy Institute of CaliforniaWater Policy Center Research on Sustainable Groundwater Management$25,000 CA2021
Institute for Nonprofit News (Regents of the University of Minnesota)Troubled Waters: Solutions-Focused Reporting on US Drinking Water $40,000 MN2020
Regents of the University of California, IrvineCalifornia Water Administrator Pilot Evaluation$80,000 CA2021
River in ActionWater Leaders Working Group$8,571 CA2020
River NetworkNetwork-Building During and Post-Pandemic: A State Water Policy Hub for Drinking Water and Beyond$50,000 CA2020
River NetworkSupporting our Nationwide Network in Advancing Critical Clean Water Protection and Access$70,000 National2021
River PartnersExpediting the Pace and Scale of Floodplain Restoration in the Central Valley of California$150,000 CA2020
River PartnersExpediting the Pace and Scale of River Ecosystem Restoration in the Central Valley of California$125,664 CA2021
Rockefeller Philanthropy AdvisorsWater Hub at Climate Nexus$50,000 Western US2021
Rural Community Assistance PartnershipAn Initial Roadmap for a National Drinking Water Quality Needs Assessment$100,000 CA2021
Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples (Sierra Health Foundation)Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples$25,000 CA2021
Save California Salmon (Trees Foundation)Bay Delta Water Protection Project$25,000 CA2021
Save Our Wild Salmon CoalitionSnake River Vision Project$50,000 ID, WA2020
Save Our Wild Salmon CoalitionCampaign to Restore the Snake River and its Salmon$25,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Self-Help EnterprisesRural Community Leadership Development and Support$100,000 CA2020
Self-Help EnterprisesRural Community Leadership Development and Support$100,000 CA2021
Sierra Club FoundationSierra Club’s Our Wild California Campaign$40,000 CA2020
Sierra Club FoundationSierra Club’s Our Wild California Campaign$35,000 CA2021
SouthWest Organizing ProjectPueblo Action Alliance - Water Back$20,000 NM2021
Special Service for Groups, Inc.Empowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$25,000 CA2020
Special Service for Groups, Inc.Empowering Community-Based Organizations to Build Multi-Benefit Projects$25,000 CA2021
SPURBay Area Drinking Water Equity: A Coalition-Building and Advocacy Campaign$50,000 CA2021
Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy EducationBuilding Capacity for Long-term Water Resilience in South Los Angeles$50,000 CA2020
Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy EducationBuilding Capacity for Long-term Water Resilience in South Los Angeles$50,000 CA2021
Sustainable ConservationCentral Valley Water for the Future: Accelerating Groundwater Recharge$75,000 CA2021
Sustainable ConservationFairmead Seed Funding for Sustainable Conservation$5,625 CA2021
Sustainable NorthwestKlamath Dam Removal Coalition Campaign$15,000 2020
Texas Southern University FoundationRobert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice$50,000 TX2021
Nuestra Tierra Conservation ProjectThe Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E $30,000 National2020
The Freshwater TrustSupporting Successful SGMA Implementation – Outreach and Tool Refinement $150,000 CA2020
The Freshwater TrustIncorporating Strategic Repurposing of Agricultural Land into Groundwater Sustainability Efforts$75,000 CA2021
The Nature ConservancyAdvancing Sustainable Groundwater Management in California$200,000 CA2020
The Nature ConservancyGroundwater Leadership Forum Groundwater Sustainability Plan Review$58,000 CA2021
The Nature ConservancyAdvancing Sustainable Groundwater Management in California$75,000 CA2021
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipBuilding Support for Nature-Based Infrastructure Solutions$35,000 CA, ID, NM, OR, WA2020
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipAdvancing Nature-Based Infrastructure Solutions within Western Watersheds$65,000 CA, ID, NM, OR, WA2021
Tides AdvocacySecuring Safe Drinking Water, Improving Groundwater Resources, and Expanding Civic Engagement$100,000 CA2020
Tides AdvocacySecuring Safe Drinking Water, Improving Groundwater Resources, and Expanding Civic Engagement$100,000 CA2021
TreePeople, IncBuilding a Water-Secure and Resilient Los Angeles County$50,000 CA2020
TreePeople, IncBuilding a Water-Secure and Resilient Los Angeles County 2021$50,000 CA2021
Trout UnlimitedCentral Valley Water: Implementing Multi-benefit Policy, Management, and Infrastructure$150,000 CA2020
Trout UnlimitedProtecting New Mexico's Iconic Outstanding Waters$20,000 NM2020
Trout UnlimitedSnake River Campaign Business Outreach$40,000 ID, OR, WA2021
Trout UnlimitedCentral Valley Water and Habitat and Protecting New Mexico's Outstanding Waters$85,000 CA2021
Tuolumne River TrustTuolumne River Regional Park Carpenter Road Multi-Benefit Project 2021$50,000 CA2021
UCLA Luskin Center for InnovationUrban Water Governance in LA County: The Role of Boards of Directors$59,600 CA2020
Union of Concerned ScientistsPromoting Climate Science to Foster Resilience and Equity in California’s Water System$50,000 CA2020
Union of Concerned ScientistsAdvancing Equitable Climate Resilient Water Management in California$50,000 CA2021
United Community FoundationGrayson River Engagement Project$25,000 CA2021
US Water AllianceAmerica’s One Water Future: Equity, Climate Resilience, and Federal Policy$50,000 National2021
Washington Conservation VotersSolutions For All in the Snake River $25,000 ID, OR, WA2020
Washington Conservation VotersSolutions For All in the Snake River: Salmon & Steelhead Recovery and River Restoration$75,000 ID, OR, WA2021
We the People of DetroitWater Policy Capacity Building$50,000 MI2021
Western Environmental Law CenterLegal Advocacy for Outstanding Waters in New Mexico$20,000 NM2020
Western Environmental Law CenterLegal Advocacy for Outstanding Waters in New Mexico$20,000 NM2021
Western Resource AdvocatesOutstanding Waters in Nevada and New Mexico$30,000 NM, NV2020
Western Resource AdvocatesImproving Water Governance and River Protection in New Mexico$30,000 NM2021