Foundation to fund tree canopy improvement and best regenerative agricultural management practice adoption efforts.

Wright Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation (WFSI) is pleased to announce the the opening of our third grant cycle. The foundation has up to $200,000 to award toward competitive grants for two categories – tree canopy improvement and regenerative agricultural management practice adoption.

WFSI is looking to partner with a nonprofit organization that is involved in planting trees in urban and suburban areas, greenspaces and increasing tree species diversity.

The foundation is also looking to partner with nonprofit organizations, farmers, landowners or producers interested in best regenerative agricultural management practices that impact water quality, soil erosion, soil health index, synthetic fertilizer, effective use of manure, biodiversity, or methane and nitrous oxide emissions.

“In the past two grant cycles, we have awarded $325,000 to five organizations in the Midwest whose projects have aligned with our shared vision to make a positive impact on our planet,” said Scott Packard, chairman of WFSI. “We are eager to continue to support projects that work to reduce carbon footprints through initiatives such as habitat reclamation, regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, soil, tree planting and water.”

A letter of intent (details here) including the name of your organization, a brief summary of your proposed project and how it fits into the foundation’s priorities should be emailed to [email protected]. If your project meets our criteria for the project, you will be sent our standard grant application. Letters of intent and applications are accepted from January 16 – March 3, 2023. Grants will be awarded in early April.