Seeding Justice

Meet Seeding Justice

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In 2021, Columbia Riverkeeper established the Columbia River Restoration Fund (CRRF) at Seeding Justice, an Oregon-based foundation. When Columbia Riverkeeper settles a Clean Water Act lawsuit, the defendant must pay a penalty. In many cases, Columbia Riverkeeper negotiates to direct the funds to the CRRF; Seeding Justice then oversees the competitive grantmaking process for projects that benefit the Columbia.

Se-ah-dom Edmo
Se-ah-dom Edmo, Executive Director of Seeding Justice

“Columbia Riverkeeper is an established and trusted leader working to create a more just system for ecosystems, and the people who rely on them throughout the Columbia River Basin,” said Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, and Yakama), executive director of Seeding Justice. “Our team was excited to launch this place-based fund to support visionary Tribes and nonprofits as they embark on projects to protect everyone who relies on locally caught fish and clean water.”

The fund has grown to a whopping $2,373,500. In early 2024, Seeding Justice will launch its first grantmaking cycle, seeking applications from Tribes and nonprofits for projects that restore, protect, and maintain the Columbia River and its tributaries.

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