Funding OpportunitiesFor Urban and Community Forestry and Green Space ProjectsMarilyn S. ChakroffUrban and Community Forestry Program CoordinatorVI Department of Agriculture#1 Estate Lower LoveKingshill, VI 00850(340) 778-0997 ext. 233
Urban & Community Forestry Program Grants• Up to $20,000 per project• Requires a 1:1 match to awarded amount• Must be in areas of: education about urban forests, protecting heritage trees, reducing risk of invasive species, managing hazard trees, tree planting, managing developed areas, training arborists, or collecting data on wildlife using urban forests.• USDA-Forest Service Program; USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
Urban & Community Forestry Program GrantsFor more information: www.vifresh.comOr contact:Marilyn S. ChakroffUrban & Community ForestryProgram Coordinator(340) 778-0997 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Depot FoundationCommunity Impact Grants Program• Provides grants up to $5,000 in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for purchase of tools, materials, or services• Available to nonprofit organizations, schools, public service agencies that are using volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities
The Home Depot FoundationCelebration of Service Grants• Home Depot has pledged up to $30 million over three years to ensure every veteran has a safe place to live.• Grants are available to any organization that is working on service projects that benefit veterans.• Projects may include: tree planting, community gardens, landscaping community facilities that serve veterans.
The Home Depot FoundationFor more information:homedepotfoundation.org
Alliance for Community Trees (ACT)People’s Garden Grant Program, USDA• ACT will deliver subgrants to promote the connection between trees and community gardens• Grants awarded to local ACT member organizations in amounts of $5,000• Contact: Programs@ACTrees.org
Alliance for Community Trees (ACT)Community Tree Planting Grants• ACT offers grants to ACT member organizations for community tree planting events• Grants come from corporate sponsors• ACT grants fund the purchase and installation of trees in a designated community• Contact: Programs@ACTrees.org
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)EPA Green Infrastructure Technical AssistanceGrants• Grants available up to $100,000 for projects that use green infrastructure to protect water quality, especially associated with urban stormwater• Contact: www.epa.gov
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Environmental Education Grants• These grants provide seed money to support environmental education programs• Grants are $15,000 up to $100,000• Require at least a 25% local match to funds awardedContact: www.epa.gov/education/grants/
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)Environmental Solutions for Communities GrantProgram• The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo provide grants to help communities through responsible environmental stewardship.• Grants to communities range from $25,000 to $250,000 with a 1:1 local match requirement.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)• The program supports projects that link economic development and community well- being to the stewardship and health of the environment.Contact: www.nfwf.org
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)America’s Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth tothe Outdoors 2012 Grants• In partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management, NEEF has launched this grant program.• Grants are aimed at increasing the number of youth participating in activities on public lands.
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)• Grants range from $2,500 up to $20,000• Projects should include education, recreation, and environmental stewardship on federal lands• Grants require 1:1 local matchContact: www.neefusa.org/
Patagonia Environmental Grants ProgramPatagonia funds grassroots organizations thatare seeking to protect local habitat, indigenousspecies, and specific stands of forest.• Most grants range from $3,000 to $8,000• Applications due in April and August each yearContact: www.patagonia.com
Captain Planet Foundation GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation primarily makesgrants to schools for activities that enablechildren and youth to appreciate theirenvironment• Grants tend to be small - $500 up to $2,500• Preference given to projects seeking seed money ($500) and that have a 50% match already in place
Captain Planet Foundation Grants• Grants are intended for hands-on environmental education in schoolsContact: captainplanetfoundation.org
Whole Kids FoundationSchool Garden Grants• Whole Kids Foundation provides grants to schools, educators and organizations. The Foundation aims to help children reach optimal health through the strength of a healthy body fueled by nutritious food choices.• School gardens are a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits. Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness.• School Garden Grant window opens October 1, 2012.Contact: wholekidsfoundation.org/gardengrants.php
Any questions? Thank you!!Marilyn S. ChakroffUrban & Community ForestryProgram CoordinatorVI Department of Agriculture#1 Estate Lower LoveKingshill, VI 00850(340) 778-0997 ext. email@example.com