Originating on Block Island, CONSERFEST is a non-profit organization focused on raising funds and awareness for environmental conservation and stewardship through music and education. Since their beginning, they have been a grassroots effort, which has relied heavily on volunteers. Since 2007, CONSERFEST has been a significant driving force on Block Island raising awareness about local environmental issues. The proceeds and donations from all events help to support and fund local efforts dedicated to protecting Block Island's natural environment and raising awareness for the conservation and preservation of local land, heritage, and culture.
The CONSERFEST Scholarship helps fund educational opportunities for applicants that supports life-long learning, particularly through the lens of conservation and environmental science.