California Wildlands Grassroots Fund

Supporting Wilderness Activism in the Golden State

California is blessed with tremendous natural beauty, biological diversity and economic opportunity. Yet, our remaining wildland heritage is in jeopardy from poorly managed growth and development. Californians have long recognized the importance of preserving our spectacular and precious wildlands. The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (Cal Wildlands) was established to support the heroic efforts of activists to preserve California's wildlands.

The Cal Wildlands supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection of intact wildlands on both public and private lands in order to help preserve California's wilderness and native biological diversity. Cal Wildlands defines "wildlands" as natural habitats, privately or publicly owned, that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions.

Get Wild At 50! Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act
As an adjunct to California Wildlands Grassroots Fund's 2014 grantmaking, we have created a special Get Wild At 50: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act grantmaking program that will support community-based Wilderness Act celebrations and events across the state of California.
Funding Priorities
See who we fund, our funding priorities and requirements.
How to Apply to Cal Wildlands Fund
Instructions on how to apply for a California Wildlands Grassroots Fund grant.
Cal Wildlands Grantee Convening
The 2013 Grassroots Convening was held on Friday, October 11th at Sacramento State University Alumni Center. The focus of the Convening was building a Communications GAME plan, presented by LightBox Collaborative. Make sure to like our photos on Facebook!
Grants List
See a list of California Wildlands Grassroots Fund grantees.
Submit Grant Report One Year After Receiving a Grant
If your group is awarded a grant, you must provide a final grant report within one year of receiving the money, or before your group can receive additional funding.