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!


  • This fund is not currently receiving applications.

 Click here to receive notification of future grant opportunities.

How To Apply

Groups of any size are eligible to apply. We envision that grants will be awarded in the range of $10,000 to $25,000. In addition to larger organizations, we encourage proposals from local, volunteer-based groups. If your organization has an annual budget of $100,000 or less, we encourage you to apply for a grant of $10,000 or less.

Please check all eligibility requirements before starting the online application. Click here to read the instructions for applications and how to use our online systemClick here to read tips for writing your application.


If your group is awarded a grant, you must provide a final grant report within one year of receiving the money, or before your group can receive additional funding. Click here for the full grant reporting instructions.


Tim Little, Executive Director
Email: tlittle[AT] (please replace AT with @)

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