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 […]
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:
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]