Funding Alert: Environment


ACORN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to advancing community-based organizations working for environmental conservation, sustainability, and environmental justice. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on small and innovative community-based projects that engage in community organizing. [More...]

ACRES FOR AMERICA

Launched in 2005 by Wal-Mart Stores and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the project is the Foundation’s premier land conservation program. Wal-Mart sought to offset the footprint of its domestic facilities on at least an acre by acre basis through permanent conservation of important wildlife habitats. [More...]

AGSTAR FUND FOR RURAL AMERICA

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of AgStar Financial Services. It focuses its grantmaking on programs in geographic areas where the Company has significant business presence and on programs that fit strategically with the intent of the Company’s clients and their communities in which they live. [More...]

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Rapid Response grants provide support for direct conservation advocacy to address unforeseen opportunities or threats of statewide or national significance. The opportunities or threats are expected to lead to more robust environmental policy and enduring conservation impact. [More...]

AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB

The Club’s Cornerstone Conservation Grants seek to create healthy climbing landscapes, promote respect for the places people climb, and empower local climbing communities. Funded by REI, grants are provided for projects that improve land conservation and climber practices. [More...]

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOLOGY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation is accepting proposals from members of the Society for education and outreach activities that advance knowledge and appreciation of plant biology. Funded projects enrich and promote youth, student, and the general public’s understanding of the importance of plants. [More...]

ARTHUR B. SCHULTZ FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life on earth by supporting wildlands conservation, disabled recreation and mobility, international microenterprise, and global understanding. Areas of interest include programs that support outdoor adventure opportunities and mobility solutions for the disabled; those that promote conservation of healthy wildland ecosystems and wildlife habitat through research and/or advocacy; and social and environmentally responsible entrepreneurial projects that recognize an independent global economy. [More...]

ASHOKA

Ashoka’s Changemakers, National Geographic, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) are hosting the Geotourism Challenge 2010: Places on the Edge: Saving Coastal and Freshwater Destinations competition. The Competition seeks innovative solutions for coastal, waterway, and island destinations to protect the environment and strengthen the heritage and livelihoods of local residents. [More...]

BEN & JERRY'S FOUNDATION

Through its National Grassroots Grant Program, the Foundation provides support to nonprofit community organizations throughout the United States that bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The program’s broad goals are to further social justice, protect the environment, and support sustainable food systems. [More...]

BLACKSMITH INSTITUTE

Funds projects addressing specific pollution-based environmental problems. Preference is given to requests from developing countries. [More...]

BLUE MOON FUND

The Fund, created from the restructuring of the W. Alton Jones Foundation, seeks to improve the human condition by changing the relationship between human consumption and the natural world. [More...]

BUDWEISER/NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are accepting applications for the 2008 Budweiser Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize. The Prize will recognize and support a single innovative project that advances new technologies or practices contributing to making renewable energy a practical energy alternative. [More...]

CAMPBELL FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In 2003, the geographic focus was expanded to include Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed. [More...]

CEDAR TREE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a small family foundation created by the late pediatrician and entrepreneur, Dr. David H. [More...]

CENTER FOR WATERSHED PROTECTION

The Center works to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. Its Technical Capacity Mini-Grant program will provide support to a wide range of small watershed organizations across the United States. [More...]

CHARLES A. AND ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grantmaking focus is on people and projects that further a balance between the advancement of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Grants are awarded in the areas of agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources including animals, plants, water, and general conservation; education including humanities/education; the arts and intercultural communication; exploration; health including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. [More...]

CHS FOUNDATION

The Foundation was formed in 1998, the result of a merger between Cenex Foundation and Harvest States Foundation. The CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture, and cooperative business through education and leadership development. [More...]

CLIF BAR FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Small Grants program provides general operating support grants of $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects that align with one or more of the Foundation’s focus areas: project Earth’s beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities. In addition, priority is given to projects that operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them; demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level, and promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process. [More...]

COASTAL CODE

The Organization (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone) is a project of Alaskan Brewing and the Ocean Foundation. The Organization supports nonprofit working to protect the Western waters and coastline of the United States. [More...]

COLCOMM FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s primary interest is the quality of life, which it strives to address with honesty, compassion, and responsibility. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on environmental sustainability, natural resource preservation, land and water conservation, and efforts to establish a sustainable population. [More...]

COMMONWEALTH FUND

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The Fund is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured. [More...]

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

The Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses that supports efforts to protect specific wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreation values. The Alliance targets its grantmaking toward organizations whose work protects a specific wild land or waterway for its habitat and recreational values. [More...]

CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports education and research in the following thematic areas: limiting population growth, biodiversity protection, law and the environment, agriculture conservation, and pollution and energy solutions. The Foundation also funds general ecological research and environmental education that does not fit into the preceding categories. [More...]

CONSERVATION, FOOD AND HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports projects and programs in three primary fields: conservation, food, and health with a special emphasis on those that benefit the Third World. Under the conservation area, grants will help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. [More...]

CS FUND AND WARSH-MOTT LEGACY

The Fund and the Legacy are private family foundations dedicated to supporting progressive social change in the areas of rights and governance, emerging technologies, and food sovereignty. The Fund was created in 1981 by Maryanne Mott and Herman Warsh, who together endowed the Warsh-Mott Legacy in 1985. [More...]

CS/FUND WARSH-MOTT LEGACY

Grants focus on biotechnology; economic globalization, especially balancing short-term efforts that oppose the NAFTA/WTO/FTAA trade regimes with long-term efforts to develop alternative economic models; and food sovereignty, especially seed saving, soil building, protecting pollinators, and preserving traditional knowledge of how food is grown. Letters of inquiry requested. [More...]

CURTIS AND EDITH MUNSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides support for the conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin with an emphasis on the United States. Major program areas include marine resource conservation and management with priority given to fisheries, South Florida Ecosystems (particularly the Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys), and Alabama environmental issues. [More...]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Sponsored by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) office under DHHS, the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement grant program emphasizes community-based, locally-designed projects that strengthen tribal governments’ and organizations’ ability to identify, plan, develop, and implement environmental regulatory programs in a manner consistent with the goals and priorities of native communities. The ANA recognizes that sustainable change beneficial to environmentally healthy Native American communities must originate within the community. [More...]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

The Federal Agency’s Office of Surface Mining is accepting applications for the Non-For-Profit Acid Mine Drainage Reclamation Program. The Program provides support to local organizations especially watershed groups, to begin construction projects that will improve the water quality of streams impacted by acid mine drainage. [More...]

DISNEY WORLDWIDE CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund supports the study and protection of the world’s wildlife and ecosystems. Funded by Walt Disney World and Disney resorts guests, the Fund provides annual awards to U.S. [More...]

DUDLEY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s goal is to alleviate unnecessary present and future suffering of all sentient beings by attempting to address environmental and social roots. Four areas drive the Foundation’s grantmaking: human overpopulation, wanton consumption of resources (greed); ecological degradation; and intolerance/injustice. [More...]

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

Part of the United States Department of Commerce, the Administration, has announced funding for its Global Climate Change Incentive Fund Program. The Program provides support for projects that foster economic competitiveness while enhancing environment quality. [More...]

ENERGY FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world’s energy problems. Its mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy by funding new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future. [More...]

ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Enterprise Green Communities, an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners, is the first national green building program developed for affordable housing. The Program focuses on the use of environmentally sustainable materials, reduction of negative environmental impacts, and increased energy efficiency. [More...]

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s board awards grants for research or education on solid waste management. Project topics include waste generation rates and composition; waste minimization; collection and transport; sorting, recycling, and remanufacture; disposal options; waste or energy recovery; innovations in collection and transportation equipment development; and employee health and safety. [More...]

ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT CENTER

The Center offers training and technical assistance grants to strengthen environmental organizations in fund raising, organizational development, and planning. Regional, statewide, or local grassroots environmental justice organizations, environmental activist organizations, and networks and coalitions composed of environmental justice and/or activist groups are invited to apply. [More...]

FARM AID

The Organization provides grants to nonprofit family farm and rural service organizations in the United States that support family farm agriculture within three program areas: Helping Farmers Thrive, Taking Action to Change the System, and Growing the Good Food Movement. The Helping Farmers Thrive program focuses on projects that provide farmers with the resources needed to get started on the land, access to new markets, transition to more sustainable farming practices, produce renewable fuels, and stay on the land in the face of financial crises and natural disasters. [More...]

FARM AID FOUNDATION

The Foundation, begun by singer Willie Nelson, focuses on four areas for its grantmaking: farm resources, farm action, food systems, and farm policy. Farm resources grants support organizations that provide support to family farmers through formal and informal hotline contacts; leadership training and guidance in innovative farming techniques; referrals for financial, legal, and emotional aid and occasional emergency assistance. [More...]

FARM FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s high-priority projects for 2006 are environmental and natural resource issues; rural community viability; new technologies; globalization; the role of agricultural institutions; and consumer issues. Funding is targeted toward identifying and understanding forces shaping the productivity and competitiveness of agriculture and the food system; translating research-based knowledge into practical tools for increasing human capital; promoting informed dialogue on important public issues and policies; and building knowledge-based networks for U.S. [More...]

FARMER VETERAN COALITION

The Coalition’s mission is to cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders as well as develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. The Coalition’s Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans starting out in farming or ranching believing that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. [More...]

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Organization’s North American Wetlands Conservation Act standard grants program supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. The standard grants program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. [More...]

FISHAMERICA FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds hands-on projects at the local level that enhance fish populations, restore fish habitats, improve water quality, and advance fisheries research in North America and Canada. The Conservation grants will provide for stabilizing stream banks, aeration systems, fishing reefs, silt removal, planting trees and vegetation, fish passage improvements, hatchery construction or renovation, and litter cleanups. [More...]

FISKARS

The Company’s Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials, and financial support to help communities in the United States and Canada to reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources. The Program’s objective is to recognize local projects that will make differences in their communities through unique community garden initiatives while demonstrating and communicating how a small group of people can make changes that affect and involve the entire community. [More...]

FM GLOBAL

The Company provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting, and risk management solutions; ground breaking property loss prevention research; and prompt, professional claims handling. The Company’s Fire Prevention grant program supports a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts throughout the United States and internationally. [More...]

FUND FOR WILD NATURE

The Fund supports campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity. The Fund supports advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors, as well as media projects with a clear strategic value and a concrete plan for dissemination. [More...]

GAIA FUND

The Fund is a San Francisco-based family foundation created in 1995 to support environmental work. The Fund considers requests for projects in two areas: the environment and Jewish life. [More...]

GLOBAL RENEWAL FOUNDATION

Created in 2002, the Foundation is a “practice of philanthropy in the small.” It makes grants and micro grants to individuals and organizations around the world addressing local issues with local solutions. The Foundation undertakes projects located in areas and communities where the natural or social environments are under stress. [More...]

GREEN COMMUNITIES

The Green Communities program, a partnership of the Enterprise Community Partners and the Natural Resources Defense Council, is a five-year, $555 million initiative to build more than 8,500 environmentally healthy homes for low-income families. The program’s Charrette Grants are targeted at green, affordable housing developers who want to convene intense working sessions with funders, policy makers, and community stakeholders to integrate sustainable green design principles into affordable housing developments. [More...]

GREEN COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

A partnership of the Enterprise Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, this five-year, $550 million initiative seeks to build more than 8,500 homes across the United States that provide significant health, economic, and environmental benefits to low-income families and communities. The initiative will offer financing, grants, and technical assistance to developers to build affordable housing that promotes health, conserves energy and natural resources, and provides easy access to jobs, schools, and services. [More...]

HARDWOOD FORESTRY FUND

The Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, education, and environmentally sound uses of renewable forest resources. The Fund supports sustainable forestry by funding selective tree planting, direct seeding, natural regeneration, management, and hardwood research requests. [More...]

HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the home building company. Funding initiatives fall into two areas: affordable housing responsibly built and healthy community and wildland forests. [More...]

HONOR THE EARTH

The Organization’s mission is to provide funding and public support for Native environmental initiatives. Preference is given projects in one of three program areas: environmental and energy justice, building sustainable communities, and youth. [More...]

HORIZON ORGANIC DAIRY

The company's mission is to produce organic foods with respect for the environment, animal welfare, food safety, and consumers' health and nutritional needs. Causes that espouse a similar mission, as well as related goals, beliefs, and values are eligible to apply. [More...]

HOWARD BOWERS FUND FOR CONSUMER COOPERATIVES

The Fund is part of the family of funds of the Cooperative Development Foundation. The Foundation advances economic development through cooperative enterprises. [More...]

HUMANITY CALLS

Humanity Calls invites nonprofits to participate in the eBay Earth Day Fundraising Tournament. EBay donated $50,000 as seed money, which will grow as individual donations increase the amount available to all nonprofits. [More...]

JESSIE SMITH NOYES FOUNDATION

The foundation commits funds to help prevent damage to the natural systems upon which all life depends. Projects that strengthen individuals and institutions committed to protecting natural systems and ensuring a sustainable society are also of interest. [More...]

JOHN MERCK FUND

The Fund plans to spend all its assets over the next 10 years to spur progress in clean energy, environmental health, development of a New England regional food system, and treatment of developmental disabilities. The Fund has revamped its four grant programs, developing cross-program synergies, and preparing to make complementary mission-related investments in order to achieve maximum impact during the next decade. [More...]

JOHNSON CONTROLS FOUNDATION

The Company’s Campus Green Scene Program is a video contest to promote energy efficiency and sustainability on college and university campuses across the United States. Winners in each of four categories will win $5,000 for their school’s green initiatives. [More...]

JUSTDOONE.ORG

The Organization, founded by Greg Horn, the former CEO of General Nutrition Centers, is an online community for sustainable living. Based on the premise of everyone adopting just one healthier habit for the planet, the Organization has announced a video contest for personal green solutions. [More...]

KINSHIP CONSERVATION FELLOWS

The Foundation is a private Foundation established to advance the institutional philanthropy of the Searle Family. The Foundation has three areas of focus: biomedical research, environmental conservation, and education.The Fellows Program focuses on environmental leadership that emphasizes market-solutions to environmental problems. [More...]

LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND

The Fund seeks to assist organizations in initiating or implementing projects in rural areas to undertake consensus-based activities in environmental stewardship or dispute resolution. Of particular interest are projects that utilize a consensus-based approach to environmental decision-making. [More...]

LAWSON VALENTINE FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on environmental issues and racism. It supports programs and projects dealing with environmental justice since many studies show that communities of color are far more likely than white ones to have toxic sites in them. [More...]

LEE AND RAMONA BASS FOUNDATION

The Foundation has three priorities: schools, colleges, and universities within Texas with an emphasis on faculty development and liberal arts programs; community programs and projects related to the arts and the environment; and national and regional conservation programs. Letters of inquiry requested. [More...]

LIZ CLAIBORNE AND ART ORTENBERG FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s monies are earmarked for projects and programs devoted to the conservation of nature and the amelioration of human distress. Of particular interest are programs that seek to redress the breakdown in the processes linking nature and humanity. [More...]

LORO PARQUE FUNDACION

The Fundacion, based in the Canary Islands of Spain, primarily supports projects that address issues with parrots and cetaceans (whales). The Fundacion supports projects that improve the conservation prospects of threatened parrots – “ambassador species” – and to promote biodiversity conservation in general. [More...]

MARINE TURTLE CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund supports projects that promote the conservation of marine turtles. Projects of interest include those that focus on academic and technical training in the turtles’ conservation and management; applied research on their population and habitats; education and community outreach for the protection of nesting and near shore foraging populations; and the development and execution of management plans. [More...]

MCKENZIE FOUNDATION

Grantmaking is targeted toward education, health, human services, cultural, and environmental concerns. The foundation's belief is that assisting families is one of the most effective and lasting ways to strengthen communities. [More...]

MERCK FAMILY FUND

The Fund has two goals: to remember and honor the founder, George W. Merck, the president of Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical company, and to commit to high ethical standards. [More...]

MITSUBISHI CORPORATION FOUNDATION FOR THE AMERICAS

One of the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities is to promote environmental causes throughout the Americas. The focus is on both the physical and social environments in which people live. [More...]

MOHAMED BIN ZAYED SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund was established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, to recognize leaders in the field, and to elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on all plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts worldwide. [More...]

MOLOKA'I ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND

The Fund, which is administered by the Tides Foundation, supports organizations that protect the Hawaiian island’s environment and enhance its community’s access to legal services, education, and environmental advocacy. The Fund will consider projects in educational outreach, reforestation, sustainable and diversified agriculture, native plant and species propagation, and sustainable economic development. [More...]

MONARCH BUTTERFLY FUND

The Fund’s mission is to meet the challenge of preserving monarch butterflies and their spectacular migration through a conservation strategy that fosters healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities. Grantmaking is targeted toward organizations or individuals for activities that support conservation of monarch butterflies in their habitat. [More...]

MOUNTAINEERS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to passing the best possible environmental legacy to ensuing generations. Working through a volunteer board, the Foundation serves those committed to the responsible stewardship and active enjoyment of the beauty and diversity of the natural resources. [More...]

MOUNTAINEERS FOUNDATION

The Foundation has announced a shift in the focus of its Community Grants program. Going forward, the Foundation will work to foster understanding and promote actions designed to inspire conservation within the Salish Sea region, an intricate network of coastal waterways that includes the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of the state of Washington. [More...]

NATIONAL BIRDS OF PREY TRUST

The Trust is dedicated to the conservation of all birds of prey species and their habitats. By definition the work of the Trust is the conservation of raptors, so this also includes the conservation of their habitat. [More...]

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Every Day Capacity Building grants, sponsored by Toyota, offer support to nonprofits, such as “Friends Groups” whose missions are focused on the improvement and responsible use of public land sites throughout the nation. The Foundation seeks to strengthen these organizations and unleash their potential to serve their public lands. [More...]

NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The Foundation is seeking pre-proposals for its Bring Back the Natives Aquatic Species program. The initiative funds on-the-ground efforts to restore native aquatic species to their historic range. [More...]

NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

The Five-Star Restoration Matching Grants Program, in collaboration with the National Association of Counties and the Wildlife Habitat Council, supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach, and training activities. Projects must involve diverse partnerships of ideally five organizations that contribute funding, land, technical assistance, workforce support, and/or other in-kind services. [More...]

NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports projects that address community-based forest stewardship, watershed health and restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, and recreation issues in proactive ways. Projects should complete innovative on-the-ground conservation work in partnership with other community groups. [More...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONSERVATION TRUST

The Trust supports conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. It funds projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth’s biological, cultural, and historical resources. [More...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Society’s annual Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation honors the unsung heroes of conservation, celebrating the recipients’ achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature or culture in Africa. The award winners have demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing and protecting the natural resources in their countries and regions. [More...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY CONSERVATION TRUST

The Conservation Trust supports conservation activities around the world that fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. The Trust funds projects “that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth’s biological, cultural, and historical resources.” The Trust is also interested in cutting edge projects that are often not funded by others because of their risks with new investigators or in new fields. [More...]

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

The Administration is funding international coral reef projects through its Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program. Projects must fall into one of four categories. [More...]

NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

The Organization’s Marine Debris Program supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, NOAA trust resources, and wildlife including migratory fish. Marine debris includes any material that is disposed of or abandoned in the marine environment ranging from a plastic bottle thrown on the beach, to a ship that has been abandoned on a sand bar, or fishing gear trapped under the sea. [More...]

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The Refuge’s Friends Group grant program provides funding to nonprofits working to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. [More...]

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FRIENDS GROUP

The Group builds critical community support for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. [More...]

NICKELODEON

The Company’s Big Green Grants Program is a unique funding initiative that teams up kids and adults to help bring resources to their community. Projects that inspire kids to take care of the environment, be active and live healthier, and engage in community service, are of particular interest. [More...]

NORCROSS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic entity of the late Arthur D. Norcross, the founder of the Norcross Greeting Card Company and a byproduct of the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary. [More...]

NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION ACT

The Act, a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, supports activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. [More...]

OAK FOUNDATION USA

The Foundation awards grants to programs and projects that seek to address environmental issues. Of particular interest are those addressing climate change in North America and the conservation of the marine environment in Alaska. [More...]

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds research into organic farming and food systems as well as the dissemination of research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in making the transition to organic production systems. Projects should involve farmers in both design and execution, and should take place on working organic farms whenever possible. [More...]

PADI FOUNDATION

Underwater science, environmental projects, and education are the Foundation’s three areas of interest. Projects that enrich mankind’s understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life are of interest. [More...]

PATAGONIA

The privately held, outdoor clothing and gear Company's environmental grants program funds projects that are action-oriented; build public involvement and support; are strategic; focus on root causes; accomplish specific goals and objectives; and take place in communities in which the company does business. Of particular interest are small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas. [More...]

PATAGONIA ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT PROGRAM

The environment is the Company’s sole funding interest. Its environmental grant program financially assists small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to protect the environment. [More...]

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL INC.

The agriculture Company, the first one to develop, produce, and sell hybrid corn, is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where its customers live and work. The Company is interested in organizations that have broad-based funding support and measurable results. [More...]

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC

The Company focuses its community investment on three primary areas: agriculture, farm safety, and education, with an emphasis on science education. Priority is given to organizations located in Pioneer facility communities or rural agricultural regions. [More...]

PRINCE BERNHARD NATURE FUND

The Fund was established in 1994 by the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The Fund’s mission is to support small, preferably local initiatives toward the conservation and wise use of nature and the natural resource base. [More...]

PROJECT AWARE

The Foundation is the dive industry’s charitable arm. It is committed to conserving the underwater environments through advocacy, education, and action. [More...]

PROJECT AWARE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the dive industry. It’s committed to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy, and action. [More...]

RAY C. ANDERSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit environmental organizations for initiatives that support environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the United States. Through its Gray Notes Grants Program, the Foundation awards grants for environmental conservation, preservation, education, and restoration initiatives; urban agriculture programs; clean water and clean air projects; environmental and economic think tanks; and grassroots initiatives that inform and inspire people to collaborate and take positive action to protect the planet. [More...]

RIVERBANKS CONSERVATION SUPPORT FUND

The Fund is a philanthropic vehicle of the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Fund has provided important assistance to conservation biologists involved in an array of wildlife conservation projects both domestically and abroad. [More...]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

The Company, which operates Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations working to preserve the world’s oceans. The Fund supports efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote the awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life. [More...]

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, LTD.

The mission of the cruise line Company’s Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on marine science and conservation. [More...]

ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISES

The Company’s Ocean Fund supports marine conservation organizations working to preserve the world’s oceans. The Fund’s mission is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life. [More...]

S.C. JOHNSON FUND INC.

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the consumer products organization. Since the Company is dedicated to sustaining and protecting the environment, grants are targeted to projects that advance the three legs of sustainability: economic vitality, social progress, and a healthy environment. [More...]

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Fund’s mission is to fund and manage worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian services. The Foundation’s conservation efforts are to conduct and support scientific and technical studies in the field of wildlife conservation, to assist in the design and development of scientifically sound wildlife programs to manage wildlife and sustainable-use hunting and to demonstrate the constructive role that hunting and hunters play in the conservation of wildlife and in preserving biodiversity worldwide. [More...]

SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBLE FOUNDATION

Founded in 1945, the Foundation is the largest independent agricultural research institution in the United States. The Foundation operates programs to assist farmers and ranchers and conducts plant science research aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity regionally, nationally, and internationally. [More...]

SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is committed to supporting activities, which have the capacity to make a real difference to the health of the oceans and to the survival of threatened aquatic species and habitats. Currently most projects supported by the Foundation fall into one or more three major program areas: conservation of sharks and rays (with particular emphasis on whale sharks and mobulid rays), public awareness of marine conservation, and the environmental education of children and students. [More...]

SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE

The League’s mission is to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty. The League’s education grants will be awarded to projects in grades Pre-K through college that provide youth with engaging, firsthand experiences of redwood forests; connect youth who would not normally have the opportunity to visit a redwood forest through culturally relevant projects that reflect the changing demographics of California and the United States; and/or encourage classroom teachers to teach about redwoods as a topic and use the redwood forest as a laboratory to master state content standards through curriculum developments or continuing education opportunities. [More...]

SCHMIDT FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports efforts to help transform the world’s environmental and energy practices in the 21st century. Using best expert information, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world’s natural resources. [More...]

SCOTT’S MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY

The Company’s Give Back to Grow corporate caring initiative honors individuals who take pride in giving back to their communities through gardening. The initiative is seeking nominations in the following categories: Scotts Classroom Gardener of the Year, Scotts Good Neighbor Gardener of the Year, Scotts Urban Greenup Gardener of the Year, and Scotts Community Beautification Gardener of the Year. [More...]

SEA WORLD & BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund, created by the Worlds of Discovery, a partnership of Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove, supports wildlife conservation, research, and education around the world. Aiming for long-term success in conservation projects, the Fund supports projects that are science-based, solution-driven, and community-oriented. [More...]

SEA WORLD AND BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund’s primary focus is to support conservation effort directly benefiting wildlife in their native habitats. Proposals must have broad community/constituency support and be based on legitimate scientific and conservation principles. [More...]

SEA WORLD/BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Theme Park’s Conservation Fund makes grants for wildlife conservation, research, and education. It focuses its grantmaking in four strategic areas: species research, habitat protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education. [More...]

SEA WORLD/BUSCH GARDENS/FUJIFILM ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Awards recognize outstanding efforts of students, teachers, and community groups across the United States who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. All K-12 public, private, and licensed home schools are eligible to apply. [More...]

SEAWORLD & BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund works on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education. Every year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports. [More...]

SEAWORLD AND BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund, created by Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks, supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue, and conservation education in the United States and around the world. Priority is given to conservation efforts directly benefiting wildlife in their native ranges. [More...]

SEAWORLD/BUSCH GARDENS/FUJIFILM

The SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of students and teachers across the United States who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund will select eight projects for awards. [More...]

SHELL MARINE HABITAT PROGRAM

The Program, a partnership between Shell Oil Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides grants for projects that benefit marine habitat in and around the Gulf of Mexico. The program’s project area includes the gulf coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the gulf coast of Florida from Tampa north and west through the Panhandle. [More...]

SINGING FOR CHANGE

The philanthropic entity of musician Jimmy Buffett, the Organization focuses its grantmaking on organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively, people can bring about positive change. The Organization believes that people can achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through vibrant, diverse communities. [More...]

SINGING FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION

The philanthropic arm of singer/songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, the Foundation supports programs and projects serving children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups. Of interest are progressive, community-based organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems. [More...]

SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS: FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

The Society seeks to strengthen the quality, reach, and viability of journalism across all media with the goal of advancing public understanding of environmental issues. The Fund invests in top quality public service journalism on environment-related issues, and the journalists who produce it. [More...]

SOPHIE DANFORTH CONSERVATION BIOLOGY FUND

Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Fund supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Priority is given to field studies and other projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and projects that involve in-country collaborators. [More...]

STANLEY SMITH HORTICULTURAL TRUST

The Trust was created in 1970 by May Smith, in honor of her late husband. The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture, primarily in North and South America. [More...]

STONYFIELD FARM

The Company’s Profits for the Planet program awards 10 percent of profits to efforts that help protect and restore the environment. It directs its grants to programs that affect positive and meaningful change. [More...]

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

The Association’s Green Your School Contest is a national competition to stimulate and/or identify conservation service projects designed by high school students that improve, restore, beautify, or conserve their high school environment. To be eligible, projects must have been begun after August 1, 2008. [More...]

SURDNA FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul the country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. The Foundation believes in the potential of what it calls “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage the water systems, and rebuild regional food systems. [More...]

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE

The Initiative’s Conservation and Community Partnerships grant program provides grants for projects that support partnerships between organizations interested in improving forest management in the U.S. and Canada and responsible procurement globally. [More...]

TEMPER OF THE TIMES FOUNDATION

Created by the board of directors of The Moneypaper in 1997, the Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase environmental awareness. Recognizing the organizations working to protect the environment in general have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funding to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. [More...]

THE BODY SHOP FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s funding focus is the environment with priority given to animal protection, environmental protection, and human rights. The Foundation supports organizations who work to prevent and campaign against the commercial exploitation of animals, address issues around land and marine pollution, and realize every child’s basic right to a childhood. [More...]

THE CAMPBELL FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established to improve the conditions of the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal bays and later expanded to include Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed. The Foundation seeks to convince citizens and policymakers that citizens and businesses must tke scientifically-based and strategically focused action to address the most critical problems facing these fragile resources. [More...]

THE CAROLYN FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 1964 as a bequest of Carolyn McKnight Christian, seeks to improve the lives of children and families, communities, and the environment. It focuses its grantmaking on two issues: economically disadvantaged children and youth and environment programs. [More...]

THE CEDAR TREE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a small family fund created by the late pediatrician and entrepreneur, Dr. David H. [More...]

THE CHS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CHS, an energy, grants, and foods company with a stewardship focus on building vibrant communities. Formed from the merger of the Cenex Foundation and the Harvest States Foundation in 1998, the Foundation focuses its grantmaking on five areas: university partnerships, rural youth leadership development, cooperative education, returning value to rural communities, and farm and agricultural safety. [More...]

THE COLCOM FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on environmental sustainability, natural resource preservation, land and water conservation, and efforts to establish a sustainable population. The Foundation gives priority to national organizations that acknowledge the impact of human population growth on U.S. [More...]

THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

The Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses such as REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty that support efforts to protect specific wild places for their habitat and recreational values. Funded programs should focus primarily on direct action to protect specific threatened wild places and waterways. [More...]

THE CORNELL DOUGLAS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 2006, provides small grants to organizations that promote its vision – advocating for environmental health and justice; encouraging stewardship of the environment; and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. Areas of interest include environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, environmental education, and visionary design. [More...]

THE CURTIS AND EDITH MUNSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses 85 percent of its grantmaking on conservation of natural resources in North American and the Caribbean Basin. Priority is given to marine resource conservation and management with a particular interest in fisheries. [More...]

THE DANIEL K. THORNE FOUNDATION

Funded by Daniel K. Thorne of Star Lake Capital, the Foundation seeks to protect and sustain the diversity of the natural and built environment. [More...]

THE ENERGY FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the transition to a sustainable energy future by advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States and China. The Foundation awards grants in the following areas: power, buildings, transportation, climate, and China sustainable energy program. [More...]

THE EXPLORERS CLUB

The Club is an international multidisciplinary society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. The Club provides expedition resources including funding, online information, and member-to-member consultation. [More...]

THE FRIEDMAN CHEETAH CONSERVATION PROGRAM

The Program along with Panthera, supports in situ conservation projects on cheetahs in Africa. Priority is given to research on surveys of the cheetah’s geographical range; identifying cheetah corridors between protected areas; and interventions that mitigate threats to cheetahs. [More...]

THE HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Society seeks to promote the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. The Society’s Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups, or small businesses to develop and deliver learning experiences to the public. [More...]

THE ITTLESON FOUNDATION

The Foundation has been serving the needs of the underprivileged and providing resources for organizations since 1932. The Foundation recognizes nonprofits dedicated to bettering the United States and focuses its grantmaking on new initiatives and model projects that have the potential to greatly enhance public policy and the lives of fellow citizens. [More...]

THE JENIFER ALTMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s major interest is in environmental health specifically the impact of chemicals on human and ecological health. Projects contributing to the prospects for a more socially just and ecologically sustainable future are of interest. [More...]

THE KRESGE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Healthy Environments grant program seeks to advance environmental protection for those living in at-risk communities, especially those affected by pollution, chemical exposure, and other toxic hazards. Through strategic partnerships the Foundation supports efforts to improve the homes, surroundings, and quality of life for children and their families living in low-income communities through three initiatives: cleaner freight transport, environmental health and justice, and advancing safe and healthy homes. [More...]

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND

The Fund’s Initiative to Promote Collaborative Process in Environmental Decision Making supports projects by public or nonprofit groups that undertake consensus-based activities in environmental stewardship or dispute resolution in rural areas. The environmental stewardship program supports projects that work to manage resources where a broad range of community members are involved in both planning and implementation. [More...]

THE NORMAN BORLAUG FIELD AWARD FOR FIELD RESEARCH AND APPLICATION

The Award recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. Named for Norman Borlaug, the founder of the World Food Prize, and endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Award is presented every October by the World Food Prize Foundation. [More...]

THE NORMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from United States organizations for its Environmental Justice program. The program supports work to prevent the disposal of toxins in communities, and to link environmental issues with economic and social justice. [More...]

THE NORTH FACE EXPLORE FUND

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the outdoor clothing company. It aims to inspire the next generation of young explorers and conservationists by supporting nonprofits throughout the country working to get youth outdoors to explore the natural world. [More...]

THE OAK HILL FUND

The Fund believes that restoring native tree species will directly improve our natural ecosystems, as well as society. The Fund supports the following efforts: active restoration of diminished continental U.S. [More...]

THE OCEAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an international community foundation dedicated to the oceans. Its mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. [More...]

THE PRINCE BERNHARD NATURE FUND

Established by the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the Fund aims to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Fund’s mission is to support small, preferably local initiatives toward the conservation and wise use of nature and our natural resource base. [More...]

THE PROFESSIONAL DAIRY PRODUCERS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofits that have unique ideas in educating consumers about the importance of the dairy industry. [More...]

THE SEAWORLD AND BUSCH GARDENS CONSERVATION FUND

The Fund supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue, and conservation education in the United States and more than 60 countries around the world. The Fund’s annual grant program has four major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. [More...]

THE SHUMAKER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports endeavors in education, social justice, and environmental justice, and through these aims to create a more compassionate world where each person has opportunity to fully reach his or her potential. Social justice grants emphasize domestic violence prevention and the development of leadership among people from disadvantaged groups. [More...]

THE TEMPER OF THE TIMES FOUNDATION

Since the Foundation believes that public opinion is often influenced by marketing efforts, it decided to promote the use of standard marketing concepts to increase environmental awareness. The Foundation, recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment in general have limited access to paid media, provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. [More...]

THE TOWN CREEK FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to a sustainable environment, making grants to nonprofits that work to promote ecological sustainability. Through the Foundation’s environment program, it supports organizations that are working to establish healthy, sustainable relationships between humans and the ecological systems that support life on earth. [More...]

THE V. KANN RASMUSSEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s priority is dealing with climate change, unsustainable consumption, and the loss of biodiversity. Grants are awarded in the following areas: ecosystems resilience, protection, and restoration; framework of ecological stability; and communication and leadership. [More...]

THE WAITT FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports a variety of scientific and environmental programs with a sole emphasis on ocean conservation. The Foundation looks for bold new ideas and people with the skills and determination to make a deep, lasting, and sustainable difference throughout the world and in daily living. [More...]

THE WALLACE GENETIC FOUNDATION

Founded by Henry A. Wallace, the creator of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofits nationwide that believe in the long-term conservation of the soil and the environment rather than the exploitation of natural resources for temporary profits. [More...]

THE WEEDEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity. It also focuses its grantmaking on population growth, particularly in the United States, and over-consumption. [More...]

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE

The Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E. [More...]

TIFFANY & CO. FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established in 2000 to focus the Company’s philanthropic endeavors by providing grants to nonprofits working in two main program areas: the environment and the arts. The Foundation shows a special appreciation for, and commitment to, advancing the arts. [More...]

TIFFANY & COMPANY

The well-known jeweler is guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. The Foundation’s environmental programs seek to preserve the world’s most treasured landscapes and seascapes. [More...]

TKF FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds publicly accessible urban green space. It’s mission is to provide the opportunity for a deeper human experience by inspiring and supporting the creation of public green space that offer temporary sanctuary, encourage reflection, provide solace, and engender peace and well being. [More...]

TOGETHERGREEN

The TogetherGreen program, funded by the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is accepting applications for its innovation grants. The grants support creative and ambitious projects that engage diverse communities and find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. [More...]

TOURISM CARES

The Organization is the philanthropic arm of the tourism industry. Its Worldwide Grant program supports worthy tourism-related nonprofits working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world’s natural, cultural, and historic treasures. [More...]

TOURISM CARES FOR TOMORROW

Founded by the United States Tour Operators Association, the Organization’s mission is to help preserve, conserve, and promote responsible use of the world’s natural, cultural, and historic treasures. In addition, the Organization seeks to increase the traveling public’s awareness of and involvement in conservation efforts and promote conservation education within local, host communities and to the traveling public. [More...]

TREE RESEARCH & EDUCATION ENDOWMENT (TREE) FUND

The Fund, the philanthropic arm of the International Society of Aboriculture and the Tree Care Industry Association, seeks to support 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. The Fund’s education grants fund programs that seek to increase knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. [More...]

TURNER FOUNDATION

The Foundation was the philanthropic creation of media mogul Ted Turner and is now run by his children. Funding is focused on four main components: safeguarding habitat; growing the movement; creating solutions for sustainable living; and healthy planet/healthy communities. [More...]

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Wildlife Without Borders Program works with people to conserve nature. The Program created the Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund to provide funding for projects that work to protect critically endangered species in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania. [More...]

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Agency’s Standard Grants program is a matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. [More...]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Agency’s Emergency Community Water Assistance grants help rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water due to an emergency – or are expecting an imminent decline – to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meets the standards set by the Safe Water Drinking Act. The emergency can be, but is not limited to, drought, earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, disease outbreak, or chemical spill, leakage or seepage. [More...]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

The Department’s SunShot Prize aims to spur low-cost rooftop solar installations across the nation. The Prize will support novel public-private partnerships, original business models, and innovative approaches with the goal being to achieve cost-competitive solar by 2020. [More...]

USDA FOREST SERVICE

The government Agency’s Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, tribes and qualified nonprofits working to establish community forests with a focus on economic and environmental benefits, education, forest stewardship, and recreation opportunities. The Community Forest Program protects forests that are important for people and the places they call home. [More...]

V. KANN RASMUSSEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to support the transition to an environmentally resilient, stable, and sustainable planet. The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on the following areas: framework of ecological stability, communication and leadership, and ecosystems, resilience, protection, and restoration. [More...]

VOLVO ADVENTURE COMPETITION

The Adventure, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program, is an educational program that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, students are asked to form a team of two to five members ages 13 to 16 (as of July 1, 2012). [More...]

VOLVO FIT FOR LIFE AWARDS

The Awards are a philanthropic program of Volvo Cars of North America. They are made to individuals for their achievements in three categories that reflect the Company’s core values: safety, quality of life, and environment. [More...]

WAITT FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s primary mission is to protect the oceans from the impacts of overfishing by facilitating the creation of marine protected areas, engaging stakeholders to improve management of fisheries, fostering sustainable solutions, and raising public awareness as to the problem via a network of collaborative NGOs and foundation. The Foundation seeks to restore the seas to full productivity for future generations. [More...]

WALLACE GENETIC FOUNDATION

Created in 1926 by the founder of the first commercial hybrid seed company, the Foundation’s grantmaking is targeted at a variety of interests including agricultural research, preservation of farmland, ecology, conservation, and sustainable development. Of particular interest are organizations that believe in the long-term conservation of the soil and of the environment, rather than exploitation of natural resources for temporary profits. [More...]

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Company’s charitable giving program is committed to making company communities safer, cleaner, and better places to live and work. One of the focuses of the Company’s charitable giving program is the environment. [More...]

WEEDEN FOUNDATION

Addressing the adverse impact of growing human populations and the overuse of natural resources on the planet is the Foundation’s primary objective. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking efforts on the following areas: domestic and international biodiversity; land acquisition; population growth; and overconsumption. [More...]

WENDY P. MCCAW FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Wendy McCaw, owner of the Santa Barbara News Press. McCaw’s charitable contributions to the Santa Barbara community and to the world at large embody her goal to embrace the quality of life for humans and animals. [More...]

WICK KENNEY FUND

The Fund, a component of the Kenney Brothers Foundation, provides support to nonprofits that work to protect and restore watersheds in the Western United States with the emphasis being keeping Western rivers flowing with ample volumes of clean water. Grants are given to projects that provide a real opportunity to change western water policy on a local, state, or national level. [More...]

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

The Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund supports the exploration and implementation of new methods designed to help wildlife adapt to rapidly shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change. Grants seek to support projects designed to help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change by enhancing dynamic ecological processes and ecosystem functionality, as opposed to projects that benefit a particular species or landscape attribute. [More...]

WORLD WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The Federation’s International Smart Gear Competition brings together the fishing industry, research institutes, universities, and government to inspire and reward practical, innovative fishing gear designs that reduce bycatch. Bycatch is defined as the accidental catch and related deaths of sea turtles, birds, marine mammals, cetaceans, and non-target fish species in longlines and nets. [More...]

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

The Fund’s Smart Gear Competition seeks to identify innovative fishing gear that reduces marine bycatch – the accidental catch and related deaths of marine mammals, birds, sea turtles, and non-target fish species in fishing gear such as nets and longlines. The competition is open to entrants from any background including fishermen, professional gear manufacturers, teachers, students, engineers, scientists, and backyard inventors. [More...]

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND US

The Fund’s Conservation workshops program trains communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on local and regional conservation issues. Grants support training workshops with a strong, hands-on learning component that will build capacity for people living in the Fund’s priority places in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. [More...]

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND-INDIA

The Fund’s India Small Grants Program seeks to encourage young Indians to respond innovatively and independently to the conservation issues affecting the country. The Program seeks to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. [More...]



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