World Forestry Center Awards Venue Grants to Nonprofits

World Forestry Center has granted our inaugural Complimentary Venue Grants to Coalition of Communities of Color and Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative (PLCI). The grant offers each organization a complimentary event venue rental at Word Forestry Center.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as recipients of World Forestry Center’s Complimentary Venue Grant,” said Damon Motz-Storey, Communications & Development Manager at Coalition of Communities of Color. Our mission of racial justice and self-determination for all communities of color is more critical than ever. When partners invest in our capacity to gather together, connect with one another, and raise resources, then we can grow the impact of our collective action and improve outcomes for communities throughout the region.”

“PLCI is incredibly honored and grateful,” said Alicia Marrs, PLCI Coordinator. “Since 2004, partners from across the West have convened at our Lamprey Summits to revisit the science and the status of lampreys and recommit to working collaboratively to preserve this culturally and ecologically important species. This grant will make it possible for us to hold our next Lamprey Summit at a location that shares our values in sustaining and restoring our cultural and natural resources.”

Applications for this new program were opened to nonprofits earlier this year. Preference was given to organizations that had not previously held events at World Forestry Center.

“Our Washington Park campus is such an incredible resource,” said Event & Visitor Services Director Jennifer Kent. “I’m so glad we can share it with organizations doing good work for our communities and our environment. We hope to continue this program in the future.” 

When partners invest in our capacity to gather together, connect with one another, and raise resources, then we can grow the impact of our collective action and improve outcomes for communities throughout the region.

Damon Motz-Storey, Communications & Development Manager at Coalition of Communities of Color

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