WFFE helps to facilitate effective environmental education, environmental literacy and pro-social behaviors 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.
Building Capacity, Creating our Future
WFFE’s focus is on building capacity in younger adults, K-12 education and occasional college level programming and needs. These younger people are quite literally the key to our future, as they re-think how to better integrate the dynamics of our beautiful physical world, with the public health and economic envelope with which they are related.
WFFE also sponsors Roundtable Discussions that bring together civic leaders and scientific experts to discuss pressing environmental issues. In October 2014 and 2016, 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, 2016 and 2017, WFFE hosted our Third, 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).