ACTrees is pleased to highlight funding opportunities that may be of interest to those in the urban greening community. For a full list of grant, award, and similar announcements, visit the Funding Archive.
Deadline: May 22, 2013
The Funders Network Local Sustainability Matching Fund is now accepting applications for Round Three of their program. The goal of the fund is to encourage partnerships between local government sustainability directors and local, place-based foundations. Each partnership selected will receive an investment between $25,000 and $75,000, as long as the requirement of a 1:1 match by at least one local foundation is met.
Deadline: Pre-Proposals due May 17, 2013
The Pulling Together Initiative seeks proposals that will assist in the control of invasive plant species (terrestrial and aquatic), primarily through the work of public/private partnerships such as Cooperative Weed Management Areas.
Deadline: June 6, 2013
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to restore the habitats and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams. The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will award approximately $8 million — $10 million in grants in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program. Major funding for the Stewardship Fund comes from the Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service, Altria Group and CSX.
Deadline: July 15, 2013
The Secretary of Agriculture has a congressionally designated advisory council that assists the U.S. Forest Service in establishing the grant categories and recommendations of final proposals for the Forest Service to consider. This is the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC). The Council serves to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the status of the nation’s urban and community forests and related natural resources.
Deadline: April 16 and April 30, 2013
Advancing Environmental Education in the Southeast U.S. Capacity and Continuity Mini-grants , Office of Environmental Education, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, has two primary goals: 1) to enhance the capacity of Florida’s environmental education leaders to rebuild the necessary structures and programs to effectively support environmental education, and 2) to generate continuity in environmental education programs by funding the implementation of a series of outdoor watershed-based environmental education projects on public conservation lands which establish a core set of indicators/ performance measures for environmental stewardship.
Deadline: July 26, 2013
The Standard Grants Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 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.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Project Learning Tree is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects. Traditional GreenWorks grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in support of environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, involve at least one community partner, and can be completed within a year. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).
Deadline: April 15, 2013 and August 26, 2013
The Foundation for Youth Investment is accepting applications from youth-serving nonprofit organizations for programs that involve underserved youth in northern and central California in outdoor activities. Through its Impact Fund, the foundation will award a total of $500,000 in grants for initiatives that improve access to high-quality outdoor experiences, enhance the cultural relevancy of the programming offered by the organization, or create an innovative approach to reaching low-income communities, communities of color, and those experiencing unique barriers to participation in outdoor activities.
Deadline: April 15, 2013
The Do Something awards are the premier award show for young people, 25 and under, who are creating change. DoSomething.org is devoted to the funding of young social entrepreneurs. Their grant program, The Do Something Awards, identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. Nominees and winners are the pivotal “do-ers” in their fields and causes. For this year’s awards up to five finalists will be selected and rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in the third Do Something Awards TV show on VH1, media coverage, and continued support from DoSomething.org. Of those five finalists, one will be selected to win the Grand Prize, a $100,000 grant.
Deadline: March 18, 2013
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Inc. announces the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the SFI® Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. In 2013, SFI will award over $250,000 for projects supporting sustainable forestry, bringing total 2013 investments to $400,000 with previously awarded multi-year research grants.