Deadline: February 18, 2010
With assistance from Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Green Works, the Clorox Company’s line of natural cleaners, has announced the 2010 Green Heroes Grant Program.
The program will award six grants, totaling $60,000, to individuals, organizations, and schools across the United States that are making their communities a greener place to live. People can nominate green community projects and their leaders for a Green Heroes grant by submitting a photo and short essay about the project or person at the Green Works facebook page.
A $15,000 first prize and a $5,000 runner-up grant will be awarded in each of three categories: Youth Leader/Organization – individual youth leaders between the ages of 13 and 17 working with youth-led nonprofit organizations; Adult Leader/Organization – individual leaders age 18 and over working with nonprofit organizations; and School Organization – innovative environmental programs that are coordinated by a school or a teacher. Programs in the School Organization category can receive grants to help further develop their projects along with a special educational experience from Roots & Shoots for their school.
Nominations in each category should focus on showing how the group’s or individual’s efforts are new or unique and are making a difference in their respective communities. Judges will evaluate entries for their innovation, impact, and growth opportunities.
Following the online nomination period, a panel of judges from the Green Works team and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots will review all submissions to determine five finalists in each of the three categories. From March 18 through April 18, 2010, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite individual, organization, or school. The top two vote recipients in each category will receive a Green Heroes grant.
Clorox Announces 2010 Green Heroes Grant Program