Charitable Giving

Setting the Standard in Working Forests™

We take great pride in supporting people and programs through our charitable giving programs. In our operating communities, we make contributions to many worthwhile organizations and provide scholarships through the Mark E. Reed Scholarship program.

Green Diamond charitable contributions

The mission of Green Diamond's contributions program is:

  • To improve the quality of life in communities where the company has a significant number of employees living and working.
  • To serve as a catalyst for employees to become involved and to provide leadership in their communities.

Contribution Guidelines:

  1. Contributions are generally made in locations in which the company has significant operations or land holdings.
  2. To the extent possible, contributions will support organizations of interest to, or recommended by, company employees.
  3. Green Diamond prefers to make capital contributions that will benefit the operating communities for the long-term as opposed to contributing operating funds.
  4. Generally, support is committed for one year at a time and in amounts less than $5,000.

Evaluation Process:

Some of the criteria taken into account in determining the amount of any contribution are:

  1. The degree of support from company employees.
  2. Relative size and importance of company operations in the community; balance among Green Diamond communities.
  3. Needs of organization or program for which funding is requested.
  4. Amount of previous company contributions to the organization.
  5. Amount committed by other companies, foundations and/or governments. Projects should demonstrate broad-based community support.
  6. Proximity of the requesting organization to our operations or administrative offices.

How to apply for a contribution:

If you believe your project or organization meets our geographic criteria and guidelines, we invite you to apply for a grant. An email outlining your request is most helpful. For more information, please contact:

California (Humboldt and Del Norte Counties)
Brita Goldstein
Telephone: (707) 668-3707

Oregon (Klamath and Lake Counties)
Natalie Marshall
Telephone: (360) 427-4703

Washington (Mason and Grays Harbor Counties)
Natalie Marshall
Telephone: (360) 427-4703

Natural Resource Scholarship

The Green Diamond Natural Resource Scholarship is intended to recognize and support individuals who plan to enter fields of study that will lead to the continued enrichment of the Natural Resources and related industries. This scholarship is for vocational, undergraduate, or graduate programs, and can be awarded to high school seniors or return students attending a higher education program.


Awards will be given based on industry involvement, academic merit, participation in extra-curricular activities and area of study. Special consideration will be given to employees, spouses, or children of Green Diamond employees.

Application Window: December 1 – March 31

Awards Distributed: June 1

Award Amount: Awards are up to $1,000 depending upon number of applicants, relevance to the industry, and program budget.

Applying for a Green Diamond Natural Resource Scholarship

To be eligible, all applications and supporting documentation must be received via mail or email by March 31. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 1. The following is required to be considered:

  • Certified copy of high school or, if applicable, most recent college transcript(s) – If available, otherwise a copy is fine
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from previous employer, teacher, or community member
  • Completed essay questions at the bottom of the application

Complete the application, including signature at the bottom of the application before submitting. Scan and email or mail the completed application and attachments to the location contained on the application:

2023 Green Diamond Natural Resource Scholarship Application

Mark E. Reed Scholarship

The Mark E. Reed Scholarship Program has been making grants to deserving students since 1947. The program was established to honor the man who played a significant part in the history and development of our timberlands and who also influenced the education of many young people in Washington state.


Scholarships may be used for tuition, books or living expenses incurred while pursuing education beyond high school. Award recipients must attend school on a full-time basis during the academic year of the scholarship. The school will define this "full-time" requirement. Scholarships of $3,000 each are currently awarded to deserving students attending high schools and colleges in our operating communities.

To be eligible, applicants must qualify as an "employee," "spouse of an employee," "child of an employee" or "resident." There are no restrictions for scholarship recipients as to race, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or sensory, mental or physical disability. While there are some variables in the selection process, merit is the principal determinant. Local boards evaluate candidates on:

  • Qualities of leadership and citizenship
  • Seriousness of purpose
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Ability and capacity for continuing development
  • Breadth of outlook as evidenced by participation in activities other than scholastic activities

Applying for a Mark E. Reed Scholarship

Scholarships are available for students in geographical areas where Green Diamond employees work and live. In Washington, residents of Mason and Grays Harbor counties may apply. In Oregon, residents of Klamath and Lake counties may apply. In California, residents of Humboldt and Del Norte counties may apply.

To download a complete application--including qualifications and application instructions--for the Washington, Oregon or California regions, select from the choices below. Each application is available in a PDF format. Please send all completed applications to the address provided on the application.

2023 Mark E Reed Application   (version en Español)

2023 Mark E. Reed Qualification Form (WA, MT & CBMA)  (version en Español)

2023 Mark E. Reed Qualification Form (CA & Southeast Timberlands)   (version en Español)

2023 Mark E Reed Qualification Form (OR)   (version en Español)

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