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Foresters' Fund

Goals:

The SAF Foresters’ Fund grant program financially assists local SAF units in achieving the goals of the Society. The SAF Bylaws state that the goals of the Fund are to:

  • promote education to enhance public understanding of the role of professional foresters in forest resource management,
  • conduct forest policy activities, and
  • to strengthen state societies, divisions, and chapters in achieving the mission of the Society.

SAF local units (state societies, divisions, and chapters) are encouraged to partner with student chapters, working groups, national committees, the national office, and the National Student Assembly on Foresters’ Fund projects.

Project Ideas:

Project proposal must meet at least one of the goals of the Foresters’ Fund. Proposals could include but not limited to:

  • Public outreach and education. Examples include forestry field days, museum displays, Walk in the Forest activities, education programs for teachers, communications programs, or media relations programs (field tours, editorial board visits, and letter writing campaigns.)
  • Legislative events. Examples include legislative field tours, breakfasts, luncheons, or office visits by SAF members.
  • Local unit support. Examples include special professional development opportunities (guest speakers, joint organizational meetings), website development, membership recruitment/retention, or leadership/media training.

Deadlines:

Regular grants (up to $1,500) deadlines are February 1; June 1; and September 1, yearly

Special grants ($1,501 to $5,000) deadline is June 1, yearly

 

If the deadline falls on a weekend or Holiday, proposals will be accepted the next business day.

Criteria, Proposal Format, and Procedures

Download a MS Word containing complete information including criteria, proposal format, and procedures.

Forester Fund Grants Recently Awarded Here in Oregon!

Year

Chapter

Project Title

Approved Amount

2015

Mary's Peak Chapter

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State Conference

$4850

2015

Umpqua Chapter

Dillard High Alternative High School Forestry Connection

$3430

 
2016 Shasta-Cascades Chapter Resources and People (RAP) Camp  $4385

Contact

Trixy Moser, Oregon Foresters' Fund Chair for more details