California Watershed Protection Fund

“The California Watershed Protection Fund supports projects designed to benefit the water quality of many of California’s watersheds and their ecosystems. Due to funding fluctuations, the specific watersheds eligible for grants may vary – please check the list of currently eligible watersheds. Please understand that this funding process is very competitive, and most grants are awarded to well-established organizations with a strong track record of community-based water quality stewardship. If your organization is new or small (under $100,000 annual expenses), we urge you to consider applying to our Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund instead.” (

  • Letters of Inquiry– August 15th 5pm PST
  • Closing Date– October 1st 5pm PST
  • Eligibility– The California Watershed Protection Fund is currently accepting applications related to the following watersheds: Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Bay, Russian River, Monterey Bay, Santa Ynez River, Santa Clara River, Santa Ana River, and watersheds and coastal waters of Southern California Bight in the Santa Barbara Channel, Los Angeles and Orange County areas (
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  • Additional Information– Tim Little, Executive Director