North America Grants

The following organizations received support from MCF during the period 2015-2018.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
San Francisco, CA

Preserving the Golden Gate National Parks, enhancing the park visitor experience, and building a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

Island Conservation
Santa Cruz, CA

Preventing extinctions by removing invasive species from islands.

Land Trust Alliance
Washington, DC

Working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

Mendocino Land Trust
Fort Bragg, CA

Conserving important natural resources of Mendocino County including working farmlands and forests, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic vistas, watersheds, and public access.

Nature in the City
San Francisco, CA

Inspiring San Francisco to discover local nature.

Pacific Forest Trust
San Francisco, CA

Sustaining America’s forests for their public benefits of wood, water, wildlife, and people’s well-being, in cooperation with private landowners and communities.

San Francisco Parks Alliance
San Francisco, CA

Inspiring and promoting civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks, recreation and green open spaces.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY

Interpreting and conserving the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

The Bird School Project
Santa Cruz, CA

Outdoor experiential learning to inspire students and teachers to develop a scientific understanding and appreciation of their local environment.

Institute for Bird Populations
Point Reyes Station, CA

Studying the abundance, vital rates, and ecology of bird populations to enable scientifically sound conservation of birds and their habitats.

Point Blue Conservation Science
Petaluma, CA

Conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach.

Appalachian Voices
Boone, NC

Protecting the land, air, and water of the central and southern Appalachian region, focusing on reducing coal’s impact on the region and advancing a vision for a clean energy future.

Bay Nature Institute
Berkeley, CA

Dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world.

Climate Ride
Missoula, MT

Inspiring and empowering citizens to work toward a new energy future.

California Forestry Challenge
Shingle Springs, CA

An academic event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry topics.

Golden Gate Audubon Society
Berkeley, CA

Engaging people to experience the wonder of birds, translate that wonder into action, and protect native bird populations and their habitats.

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Ken Norris Center for Natural History
Santa Cruz, CA

Supporting natural history educational and research opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater Santa Cruz community.


The San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco, CA

A catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.

San Francisco, CA

The premier nonprofit environmental law organization.

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Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY

Working to safeguard the natural systems on which all life depends.