The mission of the Environmental Support Center (ESC) is to promote the quality of the natural environment, human health, and community sustainability by increasing the organizational effectiveness of local, state, and regional organizations working on environmental issues and for environmental justice.
Currently ESC’s General Capacity Building Support program has funding available for environmental groups engaging in freshwater work east of the Mississippi, watershed groups working to improve the Mississippi River, and environmental justice groups in California and the greater Houston, TX area.
ESC works with grantees to assess their needs, set evaluation benchmarks, and develop a customized assistance plan. Support may include small grants of $3,500 to $10,000 for technical assistance from local consultants or for training opportunities.
Environmental Support Center: General Capacity Building Support Program