Y2Y’s goal is to maintain and sustain the Yellowstone to Yukon eco-region in a way that allows wilderness, wildlife, native plants and natural processes to function as an interconnected web of life.

Grantee Profile

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2YCI) was founded in 1997 to restore and maintain the natural heritage of the Yellowstone to Yukon region and the quality of life it offers. It is now a joint Canadian-U.S. network of over 2,000 organizations, institutions, foundations, and conservation-minded individuals who have recognized the value of working together to promote the Y2Y mission. Of the network participants, 300 are groups working to realize the Y2Y vision and at any given time Y2YCI is actively working with over 100 of these partner organizations.

About Our Grants

The Foundation’s 2013 grant of $190,000 includes $140,000 in general operating funds and $50,000 to the Strategic Fund, which houses funds Y2YCI re-grants for projects being carried out by other local organizations working within its priority areas.   These funds will support Y2Y’s continued efforts to protect the largest intact mountain ecosystem in the world.