The Mike Chappell Fund for the Spokane River

About the Fund

The Spokane River Fund is named after Mike Chappell who passed away in 2011 at the age of 44. Mr. Chappell was the founder of the Gonzaga Environmental Law Clinic and helped to start the Spokane Riverkeeper program. Prior to moving to Spokane, he was an attorney for Lawyers for Clean Water in San Francisco. The Fund supports environmental projects that will improve the water quality within the Spokane River Watershed.

2012 Spokane Fund Grantees Report was put together by Rose Foundation to highlight the tremendous work performed by our Mike Chappell Fund grantees!


The Mike Chappell Fund for the Spokane River is currently not accepting applications. Click here to receive notification of future grant opportunities.

Funding Board

The Fund is guided by a funding board of conservationists and advocates, and who live, work and play around the Spokane River. Click here to read the member bios.

 Past Grantees

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