The Oak Hill Fund

Mission:
To promote the well-being of mankind through effective and inspiring grantmaking.

Diminished Tree Species


"When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

-John Muir

The Oak Hill Fund believes that restoring native tree species will directly improve our natural ecosystems, as well as our society. If we don't preserve all of these unique species and their habitats, we stand to lose an incredible biological resource. Support will be limited to the continental United States.  Projects that involve collaborative approaches will have higher preference. We hope to support the following efforts:
  • Active restoration of diminished continental U.S. forest species (examples include Eastern Hemlock, Balsam Fir, American Chestnut and Longleaf Pine.)
  • Protection of native tree habitat through forest land preservation (can include property easements, as well as creation of newly preserved lands through either state/federal acquisition.)
  • Support of science-based research, seed orchard development and other associated expenses involved in species restoration.

Important Update, December 1, 2023: The Oak Hill Fund Board and Staff are currently working with consultants on a new strategic plan as part of the next generation of the family taking the helm. During this time, we will not be accepting any requests for funding. We will of course honor all current commitments whether invitations to submit proposals, multi-year grants, or contracts. Our intent is to resume grantmaking starting June 1, 2024. Any changes to our programs or processes will be posted on our website. We recognize this may have an impact on our grantees and ask for your patience and understanding as we develop the next iteration of The Oak Hill Fund.



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