Private gifts and grants have an enormous impact on the lives of our students, faculty and programs.  We thank every one of our supporters, be they individuals, corporations, private foundations, organizations or community partners. You help ensure that the College of the Environment and all of its exceptional schools, departments, centers, programs and people, remain and grow as national and global leaders in education, research and outreach across a broad array of environmental fields.

For more information on ways to make a gift, or programs you can support, please contact Marilyn Montgomery, Associate Dean for Advancement, at 206-221-0906 or

New Support for Seattle MESA Students

We are grateful to announce a new fund of support for Seattle MESA’s students, established through a grant from The Russell Family Foundation. The monies will fund scholarships for Seattle MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) students, who are part of the program now housed in the College of the Environment. Seattle MESA provides middle and high school students, many from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with innovative, hands-on opportunities in STEM fields. We are excited that these new funds will offer monetary assistance to Seattle MESA students to continue their educations at two and four-year colleges and universities, with the ultimate aim of enhancing a vibrant, inclusive STEM community of career professionals in the greater Seattle area. We thank The Russell Family Foundation for their support.  If you would like to make your own gift to the fund, please visit the UW Foundation webpage.


Please consider making a gift to any of the funds below, or to the fund of your choice via the UW Foundation.

  • Oceanography Undergraduate Scholars Fund:  supports undergraduate education in the School of Oceanography
  • Friends of Atmospheric Sciences Fund:  provides the department chair with unrestricted support targeted for high priority opportunities advancing faculty research and student learning
  • Friday Harbor Labs Adopt-A-Student Program Fund:  supports Friday Harbor Lab students with tuition, housing, food and travel costs.