The Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Fund enables the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation to provide incentive grants for educators and educational organizations to incorporate the stewardship of wilderness and natural ecosystems into classroom and/or outdoor curriculum.
Donor Name: Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
State: Idaho and Montana
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $1,000
To support wilderness education for future generations by providing teachers and educational organizations with incentive grants to incorporate the stewardship of wilderness into classroom and/or outdoor curriculum.
Projects must clearly meetthe intent ofthe following to be considered:
- Create, implement, support or enhance existing curricula or programs that educate students and adults about wilderness values and stewardship.
- Support educational opportunities and continuing education for teaching professionals to expand their knowledge of wilderness education and stewardship activities.
- Contribute to participants growth in wilderness knowledge and appreciation.
Grant requests may be up to $1,000.
Any non-profit organization, institution, individual, or ad-hoc group may receive a grant. Examples of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:
- Elementary and secondary teachers and schools
- Historical societies
- Public libraries
- Arts organizations
- Colleges and universities
Informal groups organized solely to submit a grant may also apply for funding. Applicants need not be incorporated as a non-profit organization or have official tax-exempt status, but they must be able to demonstrate that they are “not for profit” and that they can manage all aspects of the project adequately.
Criteria for Review
Applicants need to be aware that their enthusiasm for and understanding of project ideas are conveyed to SBFC chiefly through carefully written applications in which the thinking behind the project concept becomes evident. In reviewing applications, SBFC board and advisory committee members examine the following guidelines:
- The project creates, implements, supports or enhances curricula or programs that educate students and adults about wilderness values and stewardship;
- The project supports educational opportunities and continuing education for teaching professionals to expand their knowledge of wilderness education and stewardship activities;
- The project contributes to participants growth in wilderness knowledge and appreciation;
- The objective/need is clear, and objectives clearly defined;
- The budget is defined;
- The project/need helps to achieve the mission of SBFC.
For more information, visit SBFCF.