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 $1,000 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 Wisconsin public school teacher (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.
  3. Include proof of IRS tax-exempt status.
  4. Submit all materials to Caitlin Williamson by May 1st.
  5. Applicants will be notified within six weeks.
Caitlin Williamson

Caitlin Williamson

Director of Conservation Programs

(608) 409-3109, extension 1009

Cait oversees the Foundation’s grant programs and initiatives for conservation and environmental education, ensuring that our investments are science-based, strategic, and impactful. Cait’s work encompasses conservation science and planning, partnership development and capacity building.