Conservation Development Resources
Funding and Resource Development Information: Researched and updated continuously for our 92 Indiana SWCDs.
IDEM Nonpoint Source Pollution Grants: Notice of Intent (NOI) emails are required for the FFY 2015 grant solicitation and are due June 2, 2014. Applications for the FFY 2015 Section 319 Grant Funds are due September 2, 2014. All projects must include a matching contribution, from non-federal funds, of 40 percent of the total project cost. Additional information and forms may be found on the Nonpoint Source Pollution Grant Application Solicitation website. Please note that the Application Form and instructions are currently being updated and will be available soon on the website.
Deadline: September 2, 2014
Annie’s Homegrown Inc - Awards Help School Gardens Get a Little Green Foundation
Grants help start or improve K-12 school garden projects. Ashley Holzhauer, a foundation official, tells us Annie's will be offering two competitions this year, the spring round of grants has a May 31 deadline and the fall round will open in October. Details are to be posted on the website in February. Last year, two types of grants were provided. "Getting Started: Funds for Your New Program" offered grants of $500 to start brand-new school garden programs and "Digging Deeper: Funds for Your Existing Program" offered grants of $1,500 to enhance current school garden programs.
Deadline (estimated): May 31, 2014
USDA Farm to School Grant: Funding available. See the press release here.
Funds Available for Wetland Projects - The EPA's National Wetland Program Development Grant program provides support to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the United States through conservation, restoration, and improvement projects.
Deadline: April 17, 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.