Donor Advised Program

Environmental Philanthropy at Work

The Donor Advised Program was established by Trees Foundation for the purpose of providing individuals the ability to award grants to North Coast conservation and restoration projects of their choice. Trees Foundation can create a fund tailored to a donor’s specific interests, financial abilities, and needs. Trees Foundation staff then administers the fund for the donor and invites projects to apply for the grant(s) based on the donor’s criteria. The donor then selects the projects they wish to support, which can be done anonymously and from the privacy of their own home. You can create your own Donor Advised Fund to protect a special forest or restore salmon habitat, while leaving a legacy of intrinsic value. Contact us to learn more.

Current Donor Advised Funds


The Cereus Fund

The Cereus Fund

The Cereus Fund

In 1998, a generous individual contacted Trees Foundation with the desire to support local grassroots environmental activism and to establish an anonymous donor-advised fund. For the past 15 years, the Cereus Fund has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to forest and river conservation efforts throughout the redwood region. Many of the projects you read about in every issue of Forest & River News have been made possible by and benefited from this individual donor’s dedication and generosity. The Cereus Fund takes its name from the spectacular night-blooming cactus known as the cereus, Queen of the Night, and Peniocereus greggii. The cactus blossoms once a year and for one night only. It is a rare image of nature’s magnificence, and fortunately for all of us on the North Coast, our “cereus” has bloomed many times in the form of much-needed funding. Thank you to the Cereus Fund for helping our projects “flower” and come to fruition!

The Anadromous Forest Fund

The Anadromous Forest Fund

The Anadromous Forest Fund

In 2013, the Anadromous Fund was established to provide an annual grant(s) to a Trees Foundation Conservation & Restoration Partner organization that is contributing to the revitalization of the natural processes sustaining the once salmon-filled forests of the Redwood or Klamath-Siskiyou bioregions. Specifically The Anadromous Forest Fund supports place-based projects that restore impaired ecological processes. The Anadromous Forest Fund is named as such because the word anadromous refers to fish, such as salmon, that migrate up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh waters throughout northwest forests.