Partners for Places Grant, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Applications due January 30, 2017.
Funding amount: $25,000 – $150,000
“Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. The grant program provides partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations. Eligible Grant Recipients: Local, place-based foundation, a public charity (501c3) created by a city or county government to accept grants, or a partnering nonprofit organization.”
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2017 Request for Proposals, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Details at http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/home.aspx
Applications close January 31, 2017.
Funding amount: $20,000 – $50,000
“The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Approximately $2,500,000 is available nationwide for projects meeting program priorities.
Projects include a variety of ecological improvements including: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation; community tree canopy enhancement; and/or water quality monitoring and stormwater management; along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Priority will be given to projects in urban, suburban and/or rural areas that advance water quality goals in environmental justice communities such as neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority and low-income populations. Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes and educational institutions.”
2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
Application closes February 1, 2017.
Funding amount: $50,000 – $300,000
“The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities seeks applications for the 2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Up to $2 million is available for the 2017 grant round. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, for-profit companies, tribes, intertribal consortia, interstates, state, and local government agencies including water utilities and wastewater facilities, and colleges and universities are eligible for funding.”
Small Grants Program, Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Details at http://chej.org/smallgrants/
Applications close February 1, 2017.
Funding amount: $1,000 – $20,000
“The Center for Health, Environment and Justice?s Small Grants Program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build their capacity. Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Project activities could also include meetings to develop an organizing strategic plan, training events, educational activities which are directly connected to your strategic plan, or membership recruitment.”