Now is the Moment: Join Together in Conserving the Lands that Define Us
For every $2 given to the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, The Hollis Foundation will give $1—up to $500,000—if we can raise $1 million by November 30, 2021.
Our lands and waters are essential to life in the Pacific Northwest. Climate change is affecting the long-term ability of our lands and waters to sustain our plants, fish, wildlife, and local communities. The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative supports local land trusts and the communities they serve to preserve climate-resilient habitat and provide communities with access to clean water, reduce flooding risks, maintain working lands, and preserve outdoor spaces for solace and recreation.
Using a science-based approach to identify which places will provide refuge and help native species and communities adapt to a changing climate, the initiative has identified 21 critical land trust projects that form a mosaic across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. We will help to conserve all of these lands—nearly 30,000 acres—and make transformative investments in the region’s land trusts at the same time. Recognizing that resilient lands need resilient organizations, the initiative is a once-in-a-generation conservation opportunity.
Having secured nearly $5 million toward this vision, we must raise an additional $2.3 million to ensure all of the work moves forward. Our local land trusts and communities are relying on us to fulfill the promise of a resilient Pacific Northwest. Thanks to The Hollis Foundation, a supporting organization of OCF, that promise is within reach: For every $2 given, the Hollis Foundation will give $1—up to $500,000—if we can raise $1 million by November 30, 2021.
Your gift to OCF, Seattle Foundation, or Idaho Community Foundation in support of the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative will increase by 50% if we can make our goal. Direct gifts, foundation grants, and grants from donor advised funds are eligible for the challenge. Make a gift with a credit card online, or if you have a DAF, give through MyOCF or contact your donor relations officer. For more information, please contact any of the initiative partners listed below.
For an overview of the initiative, project profiles, and further details, visit the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative and visit the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative online story map.
About the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative
Launched with seed funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative is a collaboration of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), the Land Trust Alliance, Seattle Foundation, and Idaho Community Foundation, in partnership with land trusts and likeminded donors.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Hollis Foundation will give $1 for every $2 raised for the initiative if we are able to raise $1 million by November 30, 2021.
Individuals, corporations, businesses, and foundations can participate in the challenge by making a gift to the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative fund at any of the three community foundations: OCF, Seattle Foundation, and Idaho Community Foundation.
A gift to the initiative’s pooled fund at any of three community foundations is eligible. The contribution may be an outright gift (e.g., check) or a grant from your donor advised fund to the initiative. A donor who has supported the initiative over the past year can renew their gift and qualify for the challenge.
We have until November 30, 2021 to raise $1 million. If we are successful, The Hollis Foundation will make a grant of $500,000 to the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative.
Only gifts to the pooled fund at OCF, Seattle Foundation, or Idaho Community Foundation can qualify for the challenge. The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative was developed to leverage giving to support climate-resilient land conservation across the whole region and to bring together projects on a regional scale.
If you’re making an outright gift, please make the gift to the community foundation (OCF, Seattle Foundation, or Idaho Community Foundation) and designate it for the “Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative.” One of the easiest ways to support the initiative is by making a grant from your donor advised fund. Please contact any of the initiative partners who will be happy to help.
- Oregon Community Foundation: Carlos Garcia (503) 227-6846 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Idaho Community Foundation: Cara Walker (208) 342-3535 x13 | email@example.com
- Seattle Foundation: Elizabeth List (206) 515-2138 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Land Trust Alliance: Owen Wozniak (503) 460-7045 |email@example.com