About Our Grants Program
The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs. Environmental organizations supported by the Mead Foundation generally have as their primary emphasis: forestry, fisheries and the sustainable use of natural resources in Western North America. The Foundation normally does not fund local or regional environmental organizations outside the Western United States.
Scientific and medical organizations supported by the Mead Foundation are generally limited to grant proposals initiated by individual Board members. Funding in other program areas is limited to grant proposals initiated by individual Board members. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for general operating expenses.
The Foundation Board generally meets in May and October. In order for a proposal to be considered at a particular meeting, inquiries should be initiated about five months prior to the meeting date. Proposals which have been invited for Board consideration, through the process described above, should be received by April 1st and/or September 1st.
How To Apply
Organizations invited to apply must first submit a Letter of Interest (LOI), and if approved, will then be asked to submit an application. Both the LOI and application must be submitted through our online grant portal. You must access our online grant portal here, create a user account, and enter an access code to open the LOI and application. Please request the access code from the Board member or administrator who invited you to submit an LOI or application.