1. California ReLeaf Wins Bid for Federal Environmental Education Grant

    Nearly $100,000 in competitive subgrants will be available for California communities SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $150,000 to California ReLeaf, a nonprofit organization based in Sacramento, Calif., aimed at enhancing environmental education. ReLeaf’s mission is to empower grassroots efforts to preserve and protect California’s urban and community forests. California ReLeaf will announce a solicitation for their small grant program in August 2012, and after a review process, will award up to $5,000 to each qualified organization. Eligible applicants include any local educational institutions, colleges or universities, state education or environmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations. “These...
  2. Funding Fairs with CFCC

    California’s Financing Coordinating Committee will be holding a series of Funding Fairs across the state this March, April, and May. The full schedule and details are here. Participating agencies include the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Infrastructure Bank, State Water Resources Control Board, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. For Network members that are positioned to demonstrate their ability to form multi-agency partnerships with local governments and other key entities, these Funding Fairs could provide a tremendous opportunity for organizations...
  3. Port of Long Beach – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Grant Program

    The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Grant Program is one of the strategies that the Port uses to reduce the impacts of greenhouse gases (GHGs). While the Port uses best available technologies to mitigate GHGs on its project sites, significant GHG impacts cannot always be addressed.  As a result, the Port is seeking GHG-reducing projects that can be implemented outside the boundaries of its own development projects. A total of 14 different projects, grouped into 4 categories, are available for funding under the GHG Grant Program.  These projects have been selected because they cost-effectively reduce, avoid, or capture GHG emissions, and...
  4. $2.5 Million In Grants Available For San Gabriel Valley

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced a $2,500,000 County grant program to replant trees in parts of the San Gabriel Valley devastated by the December 2011 windstorm. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded competitively to cities, other public agencies and nonprofit organizations that partner with public agencies.  Grant guidelines allow for trees to be planted in parks and public open spaces as well as in parkways along residential and commercial streets. The application deadline has been set for May 31st for applicants to develop comprehensive replanting programs.  Grants should be awarded this summer allowing for tree...
  5. Learn to Prune Trees the Right Way, Young Tree Care Workshop in Goleta on January 21st

    Keep your trees healthy with proper pruning techniques taught by experienced professionals at a free public workshop.  Goleta Valley Beautiful, California ReLeaf, Santa Barbara Unified School District and the Central Coast Urban Forest Council are among the co-sponsors of a Young Tree Care Workshop on Saturday January 21st from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the San Marcos High School Cafeteria, 4750 Hollister Avenue.   The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in the planting and maintenance of trees in urban landscapes.  The workshop will be taught in an easy to follow format by local and state experts...
  6. Funds for “Friends”

    The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with generous support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., is seeking to strengthen specific volunteer organizations and unleash their potential to serve their public lands by awarding 50 Every Day Grants over the next several months for organizational capacity building. Often referred to or even titled “Friends of…” organizations, these nonprofit group’s missions are focused on serving public land sites in the nation and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. NEEF’s Every Day Grants will strengthen the stewardship of public lands by strengthening these “Friends.” There will be two rounds of Every...
  7. Siemens Sustainable Community Awards

    The Alliance for Community Trees and Siemens Sustainable Community Awards provide tree donations worth up to $20,000 to cities which demonstrate that their community has forged relationships with residents and the local private sector to set and achieve complementary economic, environmental and social goals. Does your non-profit partner with a local government that meets this standard of excellence? If so, nominate them for this program and help bring more trees to your city. The Siemens Sustainable Community Awards are presented in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC). Nominations for the 2012 awards will be...
  8. EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the Agency is seeking applicants for $1 million in environmental justice small grants expected to be awarded in 2012. EPA’s environmental justice efforts aim to ensure equal environmental and health protections for all Americans, regardless of race or socioeconomic status through grants for conducting research, providing education, and developing solutions to local health and environmental issues in communities overburdened by harmful pollution. Applicants must be incorporated non-profits or tribal organizations working to educate, empower and enable their communities to understand and address local environmental and public health issues. Grants are awarded...
  9. Toshiba Technology Makeover Video Contest

    Technology innovator Toshiba is currently sponsoring a Facebook contest for charitable nonprofits that includes a grand prize valued at $100,000. Toshiba’s Helping the Helpers Technology Makeover Video Contest is open to all qualifying tax-exempt charitable organizations that create a video (up to a maximum of two minutes in total viewing length) telling Toshiba about your charity’s mission and goals, and how it would benefit from a “Technology Makeover” (e.g. receiving technological devices such as copiers and/or computers to enhance the charity’s goals and objectives). All entries will be publicly posted on www.facebook.com/ToshibaForGood during the contest period, and must be received...
  10. EPA Announces Solicitation of Applications for $1 Million in Environmental Justice Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Agency is seeking applicants for $1 million in environmental justice small grants expected to be awarded in 2012. EPA’s environmental justice efforts aim to ensure equal environmental and health protections for all Americans, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. The grants enable non-profit organizations to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in communities overburdened by harmful pollution. The 2012 grant solicitation is now open and will close on February 29, 2012. Applicants must be incorporated non-profits or tribal organizations working to educate, empower and...