Sarah Forslund Fund

The Sierra Fund has been honored and privileged to host the Sarah Forslund Fund since the fund was formed in 2002. As of 2023 the fund is now under the administration of the Boston Community Foundation.

Please see the link here to learn more and to donate on the Boston Community Foundation’s website.


The Sarah Forslund Fund for Environmental Leadership betters the world through furthering the values by which Sarah Forslund lived her life: developing effective environmental leadership, supporting strong communities, and preserving our natural resources. The Fund does this by investing in organizations and campaigns engaged in bringing about critical environmental change.


Sarah Forslund was a founding board member of The Sierra Fund, and she was an inspired and inspiring advocate for conservation and community. When Sarah died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2002, The Sierra Fund created The Sarah Forslund Fund for Environmental Leadership as a way of ensuring the legacy of her remarkable life.

The Fund allows those who knew and loved Sarah to continue her life’s work on behalf of the environment. It was originally established as a vehicle to receive memorial donations on Sarah’s behalf. Contributions were used to make grants to environmental organizations working to create the kind of change Sarah wanted to see happen in the world.

Sarah’s family later adopted the goal of making the Fund permanent. An annual appeal to friends, family and colleagues has raised additional funds, and in 2005 a generous grant brought closer to reality the goal of creating a lasting legacy to Sarah. The family established an Advisory Board and created a formal mission statement to guide the Fund’s future.

How You Can Give

Please see the Boston Community Foundation’s website to make an online donation.

To donate by check, make your check payable to “Boston Foundation, Inc.” with Sarah Forslund Fund in the memo field and mail to:

The Boston Foundation
PO Box 843027
Boston, MA 02284-3027