At the core of our work to protect wilderness and end homelessness are the Six Strategies that we apply to catalyze change.

Grantmaking

We make strategic investments in high impact projects and organizations.
Grantee Spotlight: Fighting to Protect the Peel ›
Grantee Spotlight: WA Low Income Housing Alliance ›

Capacity Building

We provide support to our wilderness and homelessness grantees to increase resilience and build adaptive capacity, and to organizations that are effective in strengthening the nonprofit sector in Washington state.
See Capacity Building in action ›

Advocacy

We support high-level advocacy opportunities that advance our goals.  We convene our peers to expand the role of advocacy in philanthropy, and we serve as advocates for our priorities with elected officials and other policymakers.
Read an advocacy success story ›

Leveraging Resources

We look to the future and invest in efforts that will pay dividends down the road, from bringing in new funders to a campaign to leveraging public/private partnerships.
Learn more about leverage ›

Field Building

We seek out and create opportunities to advance the field of philanthropy and bring us closer to achieving our goals, by convening our peers and inspiring them to dig deeper into advocacy and capacity building.
See how joining together can be a force for change ›

Partnership Development

We cannot accomplish our goals alone, so we forge connections. Our effectiveness depends on the experience and resources of other funders, the strength of sector-wide organizations and affinity groups, and the expertise and leadership of grantee organizations on the ground.

Read about a partnership to protect America’s Arctic ›
Engage the untapped power partner: your board of directors ›