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Echoing Green Fellowships

Echoing Green manages three fellowship programs:

  • The Global Fellowship supports leaders deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities.


  • The Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship invests in emerging leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S.


  • The Climate Fellowship, announced in 2013, is specifically targeted for the next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Review website for eligibility

Grant of $80,000 for individuals and $90,000 for partnerships


EcoTech Grant Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or non-profits organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Schools and nonprofits $2,500 grants 03/15/2016
Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards

The Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards recognizes six young people (ages 13-22) for their outstanding youth leadership and project impact in conservation, preservation, and restoration.

Must be between ages 13 to 22 and live in North America

$3,000 cash prize


EPA Environmental Education Model Grant

The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grants Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, non-profit organization, noncommercial educational broadcasting entity, and tribal education agency

$576,000 total available




EPA Environmental Education Local Grants Program

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity.

$2.73 million total available

Fund projects up to $91,000

25% nonfederal match of total cost required


EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The fiscal year 2015 program will consider proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). The goal is to recognize the critical role of localized efforts in helping communities shape climate change strategies to avoid, lessen, or delay the risks and impacts associated with climate change.

Non-profits, tribal governments, and tribal organizations

$1.2 million total available


Fund projects up to $30,000


EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

EPA will fund nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, emergency response, integrated pest management, and waste and stormwater management. These grants are provided to organizations to develop environmental programs that recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities with the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities.

Local govt, quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of local gov't, gov't entity created by State Legislature, regional council, redevelopment agency, State, Indian Tribe, Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community, and nonprofit organizations.

$3.5 million total available


Awards up to $200,000


EPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.

Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting public institutions of higher education) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting private institutions of higher education) located in the U.S.

Phase 1 grants up to $15,000

Phase 2 grants up to $75,000


EPA President's Environmental Youth Awards

The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology.

One outstanding project from each region is selected for national recognition. Projects are developed by young individuals, school classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:

•environmental science projects
•recycling programs in schools and communities
•construction of nature preserves
•major tree planting programs
•videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental issues

Projects must be completed while students(s) are in K-12th grade

Special recognition and a presidential plaque


EPA Science to Achieve Results Fellowship Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.  The Fellowship Program provides up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master's level students may receive a maximum of two years of support ($88,000). Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years ($132,000), usable over a period of five years.

Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their graduate studies. Students must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.

$7.2 million total for all awards

Potential Funding per Fellowship: $44,000 per year per fellowship.

Cost sharing is not required.


EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant

The purpose of the program is to support environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Collectively, the Regions are interested in funding proposals that support the pollution prevention program’s strategic goals – reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), reduce toxic and hazardous materials, increase resource conservation, promote efficient business practices and support pollution prevention integration.

States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

$1.029 million total available


$147,000 available per region


5% match required


Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is an international educational exchange program that offers grants in lecturing, research, or combined lecturing / research awards in environmental science.


No amount specified


Fund for Wild Nature

The Fund for Wild Nature provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity.


Awards up to $3,000

Two cycles:



Garden Club of America Fellowship in Urban Forestry

The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the field of urban forestry by encouraging students to study the planning, management, horticulture and ecology of urban forests and the effect of healthy urban forests on people and the environment.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students enrolled in U.S. institutions studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, or related courses of study with a special interest in urban forestry

Award of $5,000 for study and research that will advance the knowledge of urban forestry and increase the number of scientists in the field.


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

Young people who are: between the ages of 8 and 18, currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months, working as an individual to lead their service work.

$5,000 award


Green Thumb Challenge Grant

Green Education Foundation and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up to offer an award that supports the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their communities.

Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12, from schools and youth groups

$250 award