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Grant Goals / Objectives / Categories Applicants / Partner Grant Size Deadline
Scholastic's Be Big Fund

Scholastic's Be Big Fund will help bring to life the winning Big Idea that helps make your community a better place. 

Individual or team

$5,000 grand prize grant

Five $1,000 first prize grants

 

Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

The Society for Conservation Biology offers the two year post - doctoral David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program.  These fellowships enable early - career scientists to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards problems of pressing conservation concern for the United States. 

Eligible individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2011

Each Fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, with the post - doctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years. In addition to the stipend, each Fellow receives a travel budget of over $8,000 and a research fund of more than $32,000 across the 2 - year fellowship period.

 09/20/2013
Sparkplug Foundation The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up projects in music, education, and community organizing.  The Foundation gives preference to projects with small budgets and does not fund organizations with budgets larger than $1 million. Nonprofit No amount specified 04/08/2013
Starbucks Youth Leadership Grant

The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that equip young people ages 15 to 24 years old in the three following areas:

  • Business Savvy: Having the ability to leverage opportunities with integrity and innovation; to make good decisions and achieve results.
  • Social Conscience: Valuing the impact an individual and enterprise can have on the community.
  • Collaborative Communication: Engaging others in an inclusive manner across teams, functions and cultures; ability to leverage new and creative ways of communication.

 

Nonprofit

$10,000 - $30,000 grant size average

Letter of inquiry accepted

11/01/2014 - 12/15/2014 Organizations will be notified to send a full proposal.

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant

The program awards up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states and the District of Columbia.


Each grant engages participating youth in service-learning, an effective teaching and learning strategy that promotes student learning, academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities.

 

Educators and students

Up to $1,000

 

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grant

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Program funds student-led service-learning projects throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Specific areas of interest include community safety and natural disaster prepardness, environmental responsibility, access to higher education, financial literacy, social health and wellness issues.  Educators interacting with students in public K-12 schools are eligible to apply.

Nonprofits, schools, and government entities

Fund projects between $25,000 - $100,000

05/03/2013

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program

The SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program supports collaborative projects between non-profit organizations, SFI program participants, and other stakeholders which support SFI objectives.

 

Conservation Grant projects illustrate, inform, or improve the role of the SFI standard. It is expected that the majority of these funds will support projects in the following five categories: Carbon and Bioenergy; Forest Health; Water; Capacity Building; and Wildlife, Fish and Biodiversity, but may consider particularly compelling proposals outside these categories.

 

Community Grant projects focus on forestry related youth education, Habitat for Humanity or similar community based building projects, green building with SFI certified materials, management of culturally important lands and other community-based projects which raise awareness of responsible forest management through the SFI program.

Nonprofit

$300,000 total available

Conservation Grants are funded at $5,000 or more

Community Grants are funded up to $5,000

02/21/2014

Temper of the Times Foundation Grant

The Temper of the Times Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration in the U.S.  Grants may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads, to pay for advertising space or airtime, or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. Because grants are for wildland ecosystem advertising campaigns, not for general organizational support, they may not be used to cover costs associated with the production of organization newsletters, membership campaigns, or for staff salaries.

Nonprofits

Grants average between $5,000 - $15,000

12/16/2013

The Burning Foundation

Grants awarded to organizations addressing issues in Washington and Oregon. Priority issue areas include protecting threatened rivers and forests, nurturing native fish populations, and conserving land and open space for ecological and recreational purposes.

Nonprofits

Grants:

$5,000 - $12,000.

Approximately $400,000 is granted each year.

Letter of Interest due in two cycles:

Spring Cycle: 01/15/2014

Fall cycle: 08/20/2014

Applicants will submit full proposal upon request.

The Mountaineers Foundation

The Mountaineers Foundation promotes the study of the mountains, forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest, and contributes to preserving its natural beauty and ecological integrity.

 

The foundation supports:

  • Research about the natural environment: studies that will yield new data aimed at protecting Northwest wilderness and wildlife;
  • Biologic, economic, legal, or policy studies;
  • Direct educational programs and materials related to environmental preservation;
  • Lectures, conferences, seminars;
  • Written or audiovisual awareness materials;
  • Curriculum or other instructional materials;
  • Publication of conference proceedings, journal articles
  • Other fundable projects: seed or pilot studies that can be continued with funding from other sources; and
  • Select capital improvement projects

Nonprofits, libraries, and schools

Up to $5,000

Proposal deadlines:

02/01/2014

05/01/2014

09/01/2014

The Russell Family Foundation Environmental Sustainability Program

The foundation's regional grantmaking in Environmental Sustainability focuses on the Puget Sound, polluted runoff, green infrastructure and environmental education. The foundation will consider funding projects that seek to accomplish the following objectives:

Polluted Runoff

  • Improve behaviors among Puget Sound residents to reduce polluted runoff.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations designed to prevent polluted runoff.

  • Change individual's behaviors to reduce their impact on Puget Sound.

  • Improve citizens understanding of polluted runoff.

  • Improve local, state and federal policies that prevent polluted runoff.

Green Infrastructure

  • Encourage and test innovations that reduce the water quality impact of both new and existing development.

  • Model programs that engage citizens in creating more sustainable communities that reduce impacts on Puget Sound.

  • Improve local, state and federal policies and codes.

Environmental Education

  • Enhanced engagement through outdoor experiential learning opportunities

  • Increased environmental literacy

  • Changes in behavior to reduce impact on Puget Sound

Geography:

  • For Polluted Runoff / Green Infrastructure Requests: Organizations must be located in and/or provide services within the Puget Sound region. The region includes 12 counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan.

  • For Environmental Education Requests: Organizations must be located in and/or provide services within either King, Pierce, Kitsap or Thurston Counties (Puget Sound EE program) or in the Puyallup Watershed (Puyallup EE program).

Requests are accepted from 501(c)(3) organizations. Nonprofit entities such as public schools and school districts also may apply.

Organizations must be located in and / or provide services within the following counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan.

No amount specified

Letter of Inquiry:

02/05/2014 

07/07/2014

Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

The Spring Family Trust for Trails

A charitable trust fund with
a mission dedicated to enhancing hiking opportunities in Washington State with grants for trail building and maintenance projects.

Gov't and the public

$5,000 - $15,000

Primary Applications must be submitted, suitable applicants will be invited to submit full applications

 

Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good

Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good is a national initiative to support the goodness behind grassroots community projects. 

Project applications will be accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, in good standing, for funding requests related to community events, project or program support.

Nonprofit

Six organizations will share $150,000, including one organization that will be given $50,000

 

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow

Tourism Cares preserves the travel experience for the benefit of tomorrow's travelers through: 

  • Saving sites that are important to travelers by giving financial assistance to tourism-related natural, cultural and historic sites around the world.
  • Educating those who will be the future workforce of the largest industry in the world – travel. Scholarships are availble to those who are studying travel and tourism.  Helping to also educate the traveling public on how to become more responsible travelers.
  • Bringing the tourism community together to volunteer and help clean up and restore important historic sites that are in need of care and rejuvenation.

 

Tourism Cares funds projects that conserve, preserve, or restore the site, or educate visitors to the site. These requests may include brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects, or educational programs that will enhance interpretation of the site.

Nonprofit Six awards of $10,000

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Grants

The U.S. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act established a competitive grants program to support public - private partnership projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States , Canada , Latin America or the Caribbean . Goals include perpetuating healthy populations of these birds, providing financial resources for bird conservation initiatives, and fostering international cooperation for such initiatives.

An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or other private entity; federal government, state, municipality, or political subdivision of a state, or of any foreign government; any other entity subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or of any foreign country; or an international organization

Approximately $5 million total available

Average request $15,000 - $250,000

Required 3:1 by non - federal match

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard and Small Grants

The Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats.

 

The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.

Review eligibility criteria

Standard Grant - awards up to $1 million 

 

Small Grant - awards up to $75,000

US Standard Grant

Two cycles:

02/28/2014

and

07/08/2014 

 

Small Grant

11/07/2014

USDA Forest Service: 2012 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant

This year there are two grant categories:

•Develop outreach that communicates the connection between the personal benefits of urban forests and quality of life within a community through community engagement.
•Design an urban forestry recruitment program and retention strategies that support existing urban forestry academic curriculum.

 

Any U.S. non - Federal organization, operating within the United States or its territories.

$900,000 available

1:1 non - federal match required

Application due

12/03/2012

Contact: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff                    Phone 202 - 205 - 7829

nstremple@fs.fed.us

USDA Forest Service Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access.

Local gov't and nonprofits must submit applications to the State Forester.  Tribal applications must submit applications to the appropriate Tribal gov't officials. 

$4 million total available.

Individual grant applications may not exceed $400,000 

01/15/2014

USDA Farm to School Grant Program

USDA anticipates awarding up to $5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. It is anticipated that any remaining funding will support a combination of training and technical assistance, administrative costs, and/or additional grants.

Applicants may apply for a Planning grant, Implementation grant or Support Service grant. Planning grants are expected to range from $20,000 - $45,000 and implementation grants and support service grants are expected to range from $65,000 - $100,000.

Schools, state and local agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations, agricultural producers (or groups of Producers) and nonprofits

$5 million total available

Awards between $20,000 - $100,000

 25% match required

04/24/2013

USDA Water and Waste Revolving Fund Grant

Purpose of the program is to assist communities with water and wastewater systems. Qualified private non-profit organizations will receive RFP grant funds to establish a lending program for eligible entities. This grant program is to serve a rural area with a population not in excess of 10,000.

Drinking water systems are basic and vital to both health and economic development. With dependable water facilities, rural communities can attract families and businesses that will invest in the community and improve the quality of life for all residents. Without dependable water facilities, the communities cannot sustain economic development. RUS provides financial and technical assistance to help communities bring safe drinking water and sanitary,environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans. It supports the sound development of rural communities and the growth of our economy without endangering the environment.

Nonprofits

Total program funding available is $923,686

Proposals may not exceed $100,000

 

07/05/2013

Volvo Adventure Competition

The Volvo Adventure - in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program - is an educational program that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16. Perform an environmental project in your local community & submit the project via the online submission tool.

Team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16 years

Projects are judged and the best projects are selected for an all expenses paid trip to Sweden where they can win: 1st place = 10,000 USD, 2nd = 6,000 USD and 3rd = 4,000 USD.

01/31/2014