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Teachers’ Outdoor Environmental Education Fund

Ensuring all Wisconsin students have access to meaningful outdoor education

The Teachers Outdoor Environmental Education Fund was established to provide meaningful outdoor environmental education learning experiences for public school students. Grants up to $1,200 are available.

Grantmaking Priorities:

  • Projects that demonstrate a clear connection to classroom learning and standards.
  • Projects that have a significant component of outdoor activity.


  • Applicant must be a teacher at a Wisconsin public school (K-12).
  • A one-to-one match is required. Match may include in-kind support such as volunteer hours or donated materials.
  • Only one application accepted per school per year.

How to Apply:

  1. Determine if your project addresses our grantmaking priorities and meets our eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete the application (paper copies of applications are not accepted).
  3. Include proof of IRS tax-exempt status (IRS form 501c3 tax determination letter) or letter of support from school administration.
  4. Submit all materials to Lindsey at by June 30th.
  5. Applicants will be notified within six weeks.

Help us ensure all Wisconsin students have access to meaningful outdoor education.

Lindsey Taylor

Lindsey Taylor

Conservation Coordinator

(608) 409-3145

Lindsey Taylor (she/her) supports the Foundation’s conservation programs, including coordinating our grant programs, initiatives, and partnerships that benefit Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife.