Funding Grassroots Efforts in Northern California

The Rose Foundation has a grant-making program known as the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund, which is a pooled fund supported by about 20 funding partners. This program seeks to build the capacity and “people power” of small grassroots groups to achieve greater environmental health and sustainability.


The program awards grants of up to $5,000 to organizations that tackle critical environmental problems in their communities. To date, the Fund has awarded the majority of its grants to organizations with budgets under $25,000– a trend indicating this program’s dedication to supporting small, grassroots organizations.


This grant program sounds like a great fit for many of the urban and community forestry organizations working in California, from the Tehachapis to the Oregon border. We encourage our California ReLeaf Network partners and other grassroots organizations working to promote urban forestry in Northern California to check out this grant opportunity!