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FORM 990

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DESERT LEGACY FUND - CALIFORNIA DESERT RESEARCH

Deadline: Not offered in 2015. Check back in 2016.
Visit the California Desert Research Symposium website

Support graduate student scientific research that contributes to the awareness and conservation of desert parks, wilderness, and other natural open spaces in the California desert areas in Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Imperial Counties.

Learn more about the grants


Desert Legacy Grants promote conservation and understanding of California desert ecosystems
From big, fierce-looking Camel Spiders, to ancient rock formations in Death Valley, to the lovely and delicate Woolly Star flower, the flora, fauna, and geology of the California deserts will receive some extra attention from graduate students thanks to recent grants from The Community Foundation's Desert Legacy Fund. The fund, established by an anonymous donor, supports graduate student scientific research that contributes to the awareness and conservation of desert parks, wildernesses, and other ecologically significant open spaces in the California desert.

Funds were awarded in May to six research programs that support the goals of the Desert Legacy Fund. The grants are given to the universities sponsoring the graduate students' research projects. The winning grants were recommended through a competitive process by a committee, and selected with the final approval of the full Board of Directors of The Community Foundation, and are as follows:

Brandon S. Nickerson from Oregon State University
Angela Didomenico from San Diego State University
Genna Gallas from San Diego State University
Rebecca R. Hernandez from Standford University
Matthew O'Neill from UC Riverside
Shannon Waters from University Enterprises, Inc.