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Wild Rivers Coast Alliance is a grant making organization associated with Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.  Our grant funding efforts are supported by the net proceeds from Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole par-3 golf course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Our focus is to fund community projects on the south coast of Oregon that are committed to triple-bottom-line results (conservation, community, and economy) and prioritize approaches that blend innovative ecological initiatives while driving economic opportunity.

Our priorities include supporting and promoting healthy fish and species habitats, working landscapes and seascapes, sustainable tourism, community collaboration, and sustainable businesses and nonprofits.

Our grant making is focused on the south coast of Oregon within the 10 watersheds from the Coquille to the Winchuck Rivers.

To apply for a Wild Rivers Coast Alliance grant, see the process information below.


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Our organization’s grant making for medium and large grants is by invitation only and happens once in the spring and once in the fall.  If your organization is interested in becoming a grantee of Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, please follow the process below.


If your organization or business’s mission aligns with Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, we would like you to formally introduce yourself. Please fill out our Introduction Form below if you are an organization or business located in or doing work on Oregon’s South Coast. Introduction forms may be submitted to WRCA at anytime.

Click Introduction Form to download the word document.
Please fill out the form and email your submission to grants@wildriverscoastalliance.com.


Your organization or business can be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by a WRCA Steering Committee member or staff. Invited applicants are encouraged to submit LOIs that meet and truly embody the combination of WRCA’s overarching priorities of conservation, community and economy. We are particularly interested in innovative approaches that are transformative and coastal in scale. WRCA’s priorities include working landscapes and seascapes, sustainable tourism, and local entrepreneurs on the Southern Oregon Coast.

Please know that Wild Rivers Coast Alliance will not accept an unsolicited Letter of Inquiry. Solicitations for Letters of Inquiry happens twice per year, once in the early spring and once in the fall.

If you have any questions filling out these forms or to submit your completed form, please email grants@wildriverscoastalliance.com.


A submitted Letter of Inquiry will be reviewed by the WRCA Steering Committee and Staff. Once reviewed, WRCA will send invitations to prospective grantees to submit full proposals. Once a full grant application is submitted, it may take up to eight weeks to receive notification regarding funding.