Our Guidelines for Grantmaking

We measure our success as an organization on how well our grants:

  • Positively impact the environment, wildlife, and animal life, or
  • Enhance human life through nature-related activities and education.

We base grantmaking decisions on how well we believe a proposal will accomplish these goals and how well the project fits with our mission statement.

We also consider the outcomes of previously awarded grants, based on a report we require all grantees to file after funds are disbursed. Grantees reflect on the most important activities the grant produced. They must state the positive impact the activities had on the environment, animals, and/or people and be clear about how they measure success.

We use grant reports and feedback from grantees to aid us in grantmaking decisions.

Dutton Foundation provided a grant to the Door County Land Trust for the purchase of this 332 acre parcel

Dutton Foundation provided a grant to the Door County Land Trust for the purchase of this 332 acre parcel