2012-2016 Organizational Report (2017)

The last five years have seen an explosion in the impact of The Sierra Fund. By any measure, our programs have grown into making a significant and visible contribution to protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada. This report, “Five Years for the Sierra,” outlines the key achievements during our […]

TSF’s 2016 Accomplishments

The Sierra Fund celebrated our 15th anniversary this month, along with all that we’ve accomplished in 2016 to further our mission to increase and organize investment in protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada. Our move to a beautiful new office in June has supported TSF’s collaborative and scientific activities […]

TSF 2015 Accomplishments

Wow, 2015 was a big year for The Sierra Fund. From tours for Chinese regulators trying to learn from California’s mining history, to passage of key legislation, to our Reclaiming the Sierra conference to release of the first major report on our scientific research at the Malakoff Diggins hydraulic mine site, this has definitely been a year to write home about. Please take a moment to peruse this summary of our accomplishments here:

TSF’s 2014 Accomplishments

In the last twelve months, The Sierra Fund has taken significant strides in pursuit of our mission: to increase and organize investment in protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada.

In addition to continuing our role as statewide leader for Sierra advocacy and action on legacy mines in California, we have stepped into a major new role as coordinator of a $5.5 million grant for a dozen projects in the CABY region, increased our staff capacity, completed the first phase of our mine assessment project at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, and much more.

2001-2011 Organizational Report (2011)

Read The Sierra Fund’s 2001-2011 Organizational Report to see how The Sierra Fund started with a little seed money and a big dream, and has successfully attracted more than $100 million in public and private funds to the Sierra.

2009 Annual Report

As money got tighter in 2009, The Sierra Fund got more creative in our own approach to philanthropy. Advised by our Board and Sierra conservation leaders, The Sierra Fund made philanthropic dollars work hard to leverage public funding for vital projects. We raised money from private contributors to provide cash flow loans to key Sierra […]

2008 Annual Report

In 2008, as many conservation organizations in the Sierra were barely surviving the economic and budget crisis, The Sierra Fund was serving our partners by providing bridge funding to help weather the storm. This marked The Sierra Fund’s transition from a “start-up” community foundation to a mature organization, effective in advancing our goals and strong […]

2007 Annual Report

In 2007 The Sierra Fund continued our mission to save the Sierra Nevada by increasing public and private investment in the natural resources and communities of the range. We pursued this mission through philanthropy, advocacy and strategic campaigns. Click here to download our 2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

In 2006 The Sierra Fund Launched a multi-year environmental justice initiative to address gold mining’s toxic legacy in the Sierra, working with scientists, tribes, conservationists, health professionals and government agencies to research and remediate the ongoing effects of historic mining on the health of humans and wildlife on both sides of the Sierra Nevada range. […]

2001-2005 Organizational Report

Our first organizational report outlines how The Sierra Fund worked early on to achieve our vision of a Sierra Nevada protected and restored for future generations. Click here to download the 24 page document