Effective July 1, 2013, the foundation no longer accepts unsolicited proposals and letters of inquiry. All existing multi-year commitments will be honored. We will consider only those proposals we have invited; we will not consider unsolicited proposals. We will make contact with those groups we think will fit our mission and values.
The Wick Fund makes grants to protect and restore watersheds in the Western United States. In the simplest of terms, we are interested in keeping western rivers flowing with ample volumes of clean water.
The Foundation makes only discretionary grants.
Discretionary grants are given to projects that:
- Provide a real opportunity to change western water policy on a local, state or national level; or
- Defend environmental laws critical for the protection of all western rivers; or
- Focus on a specific strategy for protection of a biologically important western watershed; or
- Research and analyze issues that affect western water. Research topics might include alternatives for managing water demand, mechanisms for transferring water to environmental and recreational use, commentary on federal and state actions that affect water policy. Grants may be used for arranging meetings. Preference will be given to projects that will be disseminated to reach advocates for the West’s rivers.
- Please do not send calendars, annual reports, updates, t-shirts, DVDs, bumper stickers, pins, placards, or posters.
- Discretionary grants can only be made to registered 501(c)3 organizations (not to individuals or political organizations).