Who We Are

WFFE helps to facilitate effective environmental education and environmental literacy  in Washington State.  Founded in 1979, WFFE provides small grants to environmental non-profits operating in Washington State for action-oriented and focused local environmental programs. We also encourage middle and high school students to engage in environmental projects through juried and well publicized stewardship awards.

WFFE’s current focus is on building capacity in younger adults, K-12 education and occasional college level programming and needs.

WFFE builds environmental literacy, planning, and action and encourages grantees to connect environmental issues with its human health, economic and community context.

WFFE also sponsors Roundtable Discussions that bring together civic leaders and scientific experts to discuss pressing environmental issues. In October 2014, for example, we co-sponsored with the South Sound Estuary Association, a WFFE grantee, a presentation on “Global climate change from a local perspective.” In spring 2015 and 2016 WFFE hosted our Fourth and Fifth Annual Environmental Issue Slams, featuring students from Puget Sound area middle and high schools with a strong environmental instruction program in their curriculum. Ron Sims was our moderator and spirits soared.

WFFE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in Washington State (Tax ID: 91-1086269).

Your charitable donation is tax-deductible. We have an all-volunteer board, no paid staff, and very low overhead. Most of the funds we receive each year from our generous donors goes back into communities throughout Washington to support environmental education and on-the-ground-action.

Pink cloud 1                  Skagit River morning

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