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Wilderness Grants

The Way to Wilderness begins with a single step…

We're eager to assist those in need. Please visit one of the organizations listed on our Partners page. If you live in Oregon or Washington we may be able to help. Complete and submit the form below to apply for a financial grant**. If you'd rather, you can download a printable PDF form and mail it to us for review. If you live in a state other than Oregon or Washington, we still encourage you to visit one of our program partners.

While completing an application does not guarantee a grant, it does create an opportunity for consideration. Qualification can be further discussed during the interview portion of the application process.
This online form is available for your convenience. Please be aware that providing information to us, electronically, verbally, or by mail can involve some risk. While we do our best to maintain the confidentiality of information you provide, some things are beyond our control. Despite our efforts, information can possibly be lost, or intercepted. If you would rather complete the application by hand and email it with your supporting documents, download it by clicking the button below.**

**Should an error with the electronic form occur, please use this method.**

Download an Application Form
**Additional REQUIRED infomation is used to determine eligibility. This includes:

  • Two (2) most recent years of COMPLETE income tax returns and related tax schedules
  • Two (2) most recent W-2's for father and mother, or legal guardian
  • Personal Financial Statement that includes all assets and their values such as second homes and rental properties.
  • Most recent Property Tax Statement (current year / most recent)
  • Home Mortgage Statement or most recent House Rental Agreement
  • Most recent Investment/ Brokerage Account statements
***Please remember to black out a portion of your social security numbers***

Email copies to:

Please enter "PBJF Grant Application Supporting Documents" in the subject field of your email.

*While net income limit is $100,000, indebtedness and other factors are also considered— including outstanding loans and their values. Grants are provided based on the availability of funds and additional criteria as defined by our foundation board.

The Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Application Guidelines
  • Oregon and Washington residents only.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants will be notified as soon as a decision is reached.
  • We provide partial grants only.
  • Grant offer is good for 30 days following award notice. After 30 days, the grant offer will expire and applicant will need to re-apply.
  • Grant recipients must notify us if they experience a change in financial status and no longer are in need of the grant.
  • Grants are non-transferable. Grant recipients must notify us if they decide to not accept the scholarship.
  • If further information is needed, a phone interview may be requested.
  • Grant requests are open to anyone for whom attending a partner wilderness program would pose a financial hardship.
  • Grant recipients are responsible for securing their own travel to and from the selected wilderness program.
  • Approved Grant Recipients: With the intention to provide helpful information and feedback to other families and their children in-crisis, it is very important to share our experiences with each other. Upon completion of a partnering wilderness therapy program, participants and their parents or guardians agree to be interviewed, and to provide written or video testimonial of their wilderness experience. Anonymity is respected if requested.
Application Checklist
  • Is the Application form complete?
  • Have you gathered all supplementary material (tax returns, W-2's, check stubs, etc)?
  • Have you time available for the telephone interview?

Please click the button below to download an application.

Email your completed application and supporting documents to us at

Download an Application Form
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