A Great Horned Owl is returned to Hatfield Ponds
after weeks of medical care at Think Wild - Wildlife Hospital in Bend.
(Laurel Collins)

East Cascades Audubon Society is proud to support bird conservation, research, and education initiatives through its Laughrige Grant Program.

Thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of Katherine Kay Laughrige, grants are available on an annual basis to fund projects that reflect the mission of ECAS and help broaden our impact to conserve birds and their habitat. Between 2015 and 2022, over 100 grants were awarded, totaling more than $175,000.

ECAS welcomes grant requests from schools and educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Previous grant recipients may also apply for continued annual support or for new projects. Applications are reviewed year-round on a monthly basis; there is no deadline for submission. Grant funds must be used for projects that reflect the mission of ECAS and may promote education, conservation, research, or other aligned initiatives. The average grant amount awarded is $1,500.

Apply for a Grant

Before applying for a grant, please review the following information:

For questions about the Laughrige Grant Program, please email: