New Grantees on National Public Lands Day!

On behalf of the KEEN Effect Committee, I am proud to welcome the following SIX “Purveyors of the Places we Play” to the KEEN Effect Community:

  1. The Mountaineers
  2. Alaska Geographic
  3. Boone Area Cyclists
  4. Sociedad para la Proteccion de Ecosistemas Costeros
  5. Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
  6. Bush Heritage Australia

In the 2015 Fall Cycle of the KEEN Effect Grant Program, the Committee reviewed 250 applications, from 48 U.S. States and representing 12 countries around the globe.  As always, the meeting room was tense with debate – filled with thoughtful and passionate conversations.  In the end, hard decisions were made.  While we are saddened we cannot fund additional worthy grantees, we are thrilled to welcome these six groups to the family.  Over the next many months, we look forward to getting to know the people and the causes behind these organizations, and watching their projects blossom into success.

Happy National Public Lands Day, everyone!