Addressing environmental challenges and encouraging appreciation for nature.
The Environmental Stewardship Fund was established in 2003 with gifts of at least $1,000 from 54 founding donors and a match approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. This fund contributes its available grant money to the Bright Idea Fund specifically to support creative, economically feasible and environmentally sound solutions that benefit broad segments of the population to improve the well-being of current and future generations.
Priority 1: Access and Inclusion — Provide opportunities and remove barriers so all people can experience nature and learn the importance of a healthy environment.Priority 2: Community Education & Awareness — Improve environmental education and increase public awareness about environmental topics affecting our communities, homes and places of business. Priority 3: Well-Being — Preserve, protect and enhance the region's natural resources in ways that will improve the well-being of current and future residents.