What We Fund

We fund and collaborate with local organizations and individuals that share our goal of a healthier community and environment.

Together with our partners, we put on events and undertake projects in the Driftless area encouraging whole health and nurturing relationships with the natural world.

Organizations we financially support


We focus on funding environmental education and environmental justice grants, but all proposals relating to community and environmental well-being are welcome.

High school and college students

$100–$500 grants are available to research and write a paper to be included on Strive 2 Thrive’s website. These papers are available for nonprofits to use for their grant requests to Strive 2 Thrive or other organizations.

Community members

Small grants ($100–$1,000) are available to community members who would like funding for a project they feel would benefit community members — either the whole community or a specific group — or an environmental project to benefit the Coulee Region ecosystem (or beyond!).

Nonprofit organizations

Grants are available for the purpose of empowering, educating and supporting community members in their quest for physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental health or to promote a vibrant and healthy ecosystem.

Funding to-date:

2023–2024: High school and college students: Pollinator Parade children’s book: 3 UW-L biology master’s students providing technical support. 
2023: Community members: Driftless Area BioBlitz (DABB) Coordinator.
2022: Community members: Driftless Area BioBlitz (DABB) Coordinator.
2021: Community members: Driftless Area BioBlitz (DABB) Coordinator.
2020: Community members: Children’s book “Worm McWorm and the Decomposers.”


To apply for a grant, please contact us!

We want to hear your ideas!