About the Sierra Fund
AN INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA
The Sierra Fund was established in 2001 as the only community foundation dedicated exclusively to saving the Sierra Nevada.
Our mission is to protect and preserve the Sierra for all who love it and who depend on its abundant resources. We do this by partnering with private donors and public agencies to increase and organize conservation investments in the land, air, water and human resources of the Sierra Nevada.
The Sierra Fund pursues its mission in three ways, all of which are directed by our Integrated Sierra Investment Strategy (ISIS):
Philanthropy – As the region’s community foundation for the environment, The Sierra Fund works with private donors to direct their investments and contributions toward those conservation efforts offering the most strategic impact. Our various funds have granted nearly $1.5 million in the past eight years.
Advocacy – We showcase private investment and demonstrate regional need to leverage public recognition of and investment in the region, at both the state and federal level. Our efforts have directed more than $105 million to the region and spearheaded establishment of critical new programs such as the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Strategic Campaigns – Our unique strategic outlook directs both our Philanthropy and Advocacy, and allows us to identify and foster new campaigns to protect and restore the Sierra’s natural resources.