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Seeking emerging conservation & environmental justice leaders, age 35 years or younger

SEATTLE, WA–Washington Conservation Action (WCA) will be accepting applications for the annual $100,000 Bullitt Prize from March 1, 2024 through June 1, 2024 at www.bullittprize.org. This award supports up-and-coming conservation and environmental justice leaders in the Pacific Northwest. The Prize will be awarded in December 2024.

Washington Conservation Action has expanded the original Bullitt Prize eligibility criteria. While the prize has historically focused on academic leaders, WCA will also be looking for professional and grassroots leaders, both individuals and groups. To nurture the next generation of environmental champions, WCA has set an age limit of 35. 

Washington Conservation Action seeks to attract applicants from across the region. Often, in grantmaking, applicants share that they feel misaligned to an opportunity, but WCA hopes individuals or groups take a chance and apply.

“We’re grateful to the Bullitt Foundation for allowing us this exciting opportunity to continue identifying and investing in emerging conservation and environmental justice leaders in the Pacific Northwest who are advancing the movement,” said Alyssa Macy, CEO Washington Conservation Action. “We are looking for people who are connecting their community to environmental justice, who are emerging as leaders, and who with a $100,000 springboard for change, will drive bold progress for their community.” 

With Bullitt Foundation handing off responsibility of the Bullitt Prize to Washington Conservation Action Education Fund, there were updates to the Prize’s goal. The Prize goal is to broaden, strengthen, and diversify the current and future leadership of the environmental movement by investing in emerging leaders advancing conservation and environmental justice efforts in the Pacific Northwest. 

The application process is simple and brief. A selection committee made up of WCA board members, Bullitt Foundation board members, and environmental justice community leaders will review applications in June and July 2024. They will then conduct interviews in August 2024. The selected 2024 Bullitt Prize winner will be announced in December 2024.

More information about the Prize, criteria and eligibility, and the application is available at www.bullittprize.org or by visiting Washington Conservation Action and navigating to the Bullitt Prize (www.waconservationaction.org


Washington Conservation Action Education Fund has been the state’s leading policy voice for the environment and communities since the 1960s. For nearly 60 years, WCA Education Fund has organized and collaborated to drive progress on some of our state’s most complex environmental challenges to protect people and nature as one.