Funding Support

One of the most challenging aspects of conducting restoration work can be acquiring and maintaining adequate funding to support on-the-ground restoration efforts. To that end, we have developed a variety of tools intended to help practitioners secure funding to support this work.
Restoration Funding Tools:
How RiversEdge West Can Help: 
In addition to these resources, depending on our capacity and resources RiversEdge West staff can provide the following services to partnerships:
  • Year-by-year program budget development and cost refinement
  • Assessment of current funding program and recommendations for expansion
  • Identification of new public and private grant programs specific to the program needs
  • Development of a diversified funding plan
  • Funding tracking resources and assistance 
  • Identification and assessment of innovative funding mechanisms and private/corporate donor opportunities 
  • One-on-one or group training in new funding areas
  • In-kind tracking tools
  • Assistance developing outreach tools and messages to attract donations
  • Capacity assistance and development tools
  • Funding subcommittee coordination
  • Grant-writing assistance
  • Engagement with federal, state and private funding programs
  • Access to research about and knowledge of innovative funding tools
  • Information about fundraising training courses
  • Webinars on restoration funding techniques
Please feel free to contact our Funding Program Coordinator, Kristen Jespersen, with questions about our Funding Program and to seek assistance developing a funding portfolio.  

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.