Conservation Development Resources
Funding and Resource Development Information: Researched and updated continuously for our 92 Indiana SWCDs.
Pollution Prevention Grants from the Environmental Protection Agency offer support to provide technical assistance and training to businesses on pollution prevention and source reduction techniques. Focus areas include greenhouse gas reduction, toxic and hazardous materials reduction, resource conservation, business efficiency, and pollution prevention integration.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society North America Program: Climate Adaptation Fund, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports projects that demonstrate effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change. Grants of $50,000 to $250,000 are provided to nonprofit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale. The Fund prioritizes projects that manage for dynamic ecological processes, landscape functionality, and species assemblages, rather than those aimed at maintaining historic conditions or individual species.
Application Deadline: March 14, 2014
Scotts Miracle-Gro: GRO1000 Grassroots Grants help foster the development of gardens and green spaces in the United States. Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded to local communities throughout the country to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens, and public green spaces to more neighborhoods. The focus is on garden and green space beautification projects that incorporate the involvement and engagement of neighborhood residents and foster a sense of community spirit. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program supports projects that address local environmental or public health issues within affected communities. The program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.
Application Deadline: February 18, 2014
Community Tree Planting Grants: Alliance for Community Trees offers grants to its member organization to support local tree planting projects. To take advantage of these grants, local organizations propose high-impact projects where planting trees will make an immediate and noticeable difference. Tree plantings may take place at schools, parks, residential neighborhoods, business sites, or other locations where new trees will tangibly improve a community’s quality of life. ACTrees grants fund the purchase and installation of trees, as well as help grow the capacity of local organizations through acquiring tools, new partners, and visibility.
Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund offers support for sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by funding research, scholarships, and education programs essential to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. Applications are currently being accepted for two of the fund's research grant programs: John Z. Duling Grants of up to $10,000 provide seed funding or partial support for innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential to benefit the everyday work of arborists; and Jack Kimmel International Grants of up to $10,000 provide research project support to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world.
The Surdna Foundation's Sustainable Environments Program seeks to foster just and sustainable communities. The program works to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with an approach that will foster healthier communities. By focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, the Foundation seeks solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences.
Every Day Capacity Building Grants: Public lands need all the help they can get. That help often comes from nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites in the nation and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Sometimes these organizations are called Friends Groups, sometimes Cooperating Associations, sometimes, simply a partner. Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands.
Application Deadline: Proposals for the summer cycle are due April 30; winter cycle proposals are due October 30.
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Wallace Genetic Foundation
Areas of interest include sustainable agriculture, farmland preservation, conservation of natural resources, biodiversity protection, reduction of environmental toxins and global climate issues. They review applications year round.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational
Areas of interest include community clean-up initiatives, community gardens, park and/or playground projects and outdoor learning environments. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $25,000. They review appliations year-round.
Captain Planet Foundation
Funding innovative programs that inspire youth to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. Nonprofits and public schools may apply. Generally, the range of grants awarded by the foundation is $250 - $2,500.
Application deadlines are Feb. 28 & Sept 30.
Pepsi Refresh Project
An online grant program which makes available millions of dollars to be granted to projects which are intended to improve communities through an online democratic voting process. Applications are accepted year-round.
Partners with nonprofit organizations worldwide that address community needs and priorities in a meaningful way. The Foundation supports programs that focus on one of the following four categories: Water Stewardship, Healthy and Active Lifestyles, Community Recycling, and Education.
Cedar Tree Foundation: This Foundation grantmaking focuses on the following areas of concern: sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and environmental health. The Foundation gives particular consideration to proposals demonstrating strong elements of environmental justice and conservation.
The Norcross Wildlife Foundation provides support to local grassroots organizations throughout the United States that work to protect wild land. Priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising the modest funds they need to do their critical work in the trenches of environmental conservation. Grants averaging $5,000 are primarily provided for program-related office and field equipment and public education and outreach materials.
Awesome Food –Each month, Awesome Food will give one applicant $1,000 to help pull off an awesome idea involving food. The ideas must relate to food in some form, and the definition will be more inclusive than exclusive. Anyone is eligible to apply: for profit, nonprofit, individuals, companies, schools, adults and children. Applications are reviewed as they are received. One grant is awarded each month.