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Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

Bullitt Foundation Vision

An essay by Denis Hayes. Cascadia, the Northwest corner of the United States and the Southwest corner of Canada, is emerging as ground zero for sustainable development.

Other Grant Opportunities

Notices of funding resources outside the Bullitt Foundation.


Grant Inquiry

Start page for submitting a grant inquiry to the Foundation.


To begin the application process for a Bullitt Foundation grant, please review the instructions below, and then submit your inquiry using our new Online Grantee Portal.  Please review the Foundation's eligibility FAQ before submitting a proposal inquiry.

Please note that the Bullitt Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited proposals.

Inquiries received on or before March 15 will be considered for the May 1 proposal deadline, and those received on or before September 15 will be considered for the November 1 proposal deadline. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a US federal holiday, the submission deadline is the next business day. The Foundation does not accept inquiries in hardcopy or by mail, email, or fax.

Where once the Foundation endeavored to cover the full range of environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest, it now will concentrate on urban issues, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and civic engagement.

The mission of The Bullitt Foundation is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation invites inquiries from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska.


The Foundation currently focuses most of its grants on strategies that:

  • Support legal challenges to ensure that environmental laws are vigorously enforced.
  • Foster effective environmental coalitions and further collaboration where appropriate.
  • Encourage strong, effective partnerships between grantees and local groups in the private, public, and tribal sectors to achieve broad consensus on issues of general public interest.
  • Help build strong grassroots organizations in key geographic areas to influence important environmental decisions. (The Foundation also is committed to building and strengthening the environmental movement. It encourages the inclusion of project objectives that build membership, energize activists, and expand sources of financial support.)
  • Support state and regional offices of national environmental organizations whose resources can lend valuable policy and campaign expertise and help assure that the work of local organizations is coordinated with broader regional and national efforts.
  • Support credible research, monitoring, and analysis to ensure that advocacy campaigns are grounded in the best available science.
  • Support efforts to hold public officials accountable for their actions.
  • Help grantees develop and promote appropriate messages for public education.
  • Encourage the creation of economic incentives for activities that promote a sustainable future and seek to eliminate subsidies for environmentally damaging activities.
  • Support independent certification of the products of environmentally superior forestry, fishing, agriculture, and energy, giving consumers a chance to vote with their pocketbooks.



To get started, please log into our new Online Grantee Portal, where you can submit and review all your inquiries, grants, and reports.  Please answer all questions completely, but with the understanding that brevity is appreciated. A program officer will review your entries and may contact you to discuss the idea in more detail. 

If you are a previous grantee, you will have received a user name and password via email; new organizations will be directed to create their own online accounts. 

If you have received a grant but have not received a user name and password, or if your organization needs a user account for another staff member, please email our staff at If you have forgotten your password, you can enter a valid user name (generally your email address) to request a new password.

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