Deadline: September 15, 2011
New England Grassroots Environment Fund’s small grants program provides grants to groups working on community level issues in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Small grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement that are not being reached by traditional funders.
The goals of the Small Grants program are to:
* Increase civic engagement, volunteerism, emerging leaders and community initiatives that create health, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities at the neighborhood and town level in New England;
* Help community leaders move single issue, backyard debates to positive, inclusive, systemic, constructive, and lasting community solutions;
* Link community-based advocacy with the work of state-wide and national organizations without losing local identity; and
* Establish and maintain informed networks of activists across the region that are committed to building a just and equitable society.
NEGEF’s Small Grants Program