Welcome to the Izaak Walton League Endowment

Our Grants

Are you a member of the Izaak Walton League of America? Do you have a great idea for a conservation, outdoor recreation, or education project? Do you need funding to bring your idea to life?

We are here to help! The Endowment’s goal is to help our members carry out projects that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Each year, our Board awards dozens of grants to chapters, divisions, and national IWLA programs. Grants range from $1,000 to $25,000 and cover everything from youth activities to wetland restoration.

We know that many of you have never applied for a grant before, but don’t worry! We make the process easy for you. Our application form is short and easy to understand. In addition, Endowment Board members are ready to answer your questions and help you through the process.

Apply for a Grant

Due to COVID-19 constraints the deadline for 2020 grant requests has been extended to June 1st

Ready to apply for a grant? Please be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions and know what we do and don’t fund before filling out your application.

You can obtain a copy of the grant application here. Additional documents, such as budget details, maps, diagrams, engineering plans, and cooperative agreements, should be provided as needed and appropriate. Chapter applications should include a letter of support from the state Division, or a letter that explains why this was not possible.

We have made the process as easy for you as possible. However, if you need help, our Board of Directors are available to answer your questions. Just contact our Executive Secretary and a Director will be in touch.

Completed applications are due by May 1st.

To send by mail:

George Guyant, Executive Secretary
IWLA Endowment
10598 Hotvedt Rd.
Amherst Junction, WI 54407-9073

To send electronically: Email your application to iwlaendowment@gmail.com

Grant decisions are made and announced at the National Convention in July of each year. You will receive official notification of your award by mail, and the letter will include a Grant Payment Request form to be used when you need funds. Payment must be requested by April 30th of the following year or the grant will lapse. If this happens, you must reapply.

For further questions, call or contact George Guyant, Executive Secretary, at 715-824-2405 or via e-mail at iwlaendowment@gmail.com