1. PLT Greenworks! Grants

    PLT GreenWorks! Grants Deadline to apply: September 30   National Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that PLT GreenWorks! grants are available again. Since 1992, PLT has distributed nearly $1 million to fund 1,000 environmental service-learning projects in communities across the country.   This year, there is one form for a PLT-trained educator to apply for either a “traditional” PLT GreenWorks! grant (up to $1,000) or a PLT GreenWorks! grant to help fund an action project at a school following the completion of one or more of PLT’s GreenSchools! Investigations (up to $3,000). For more information, visit the link...
  2. 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...
  3. Patagonia – Growing the Grassroots

    Patagonia funds only environmental work. They are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because they believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support.   Most grants are in the range of $3,000-$8,000. If your work fits within their guidelines, your proposal is welcomed during the month of August.
  4. Grant Encourages Tree Planting Projects

    Hardwood Forestry Fund Deadline: August 31, 2012   The Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, and education, as well as environmentally sound uses of renewable forest resources. The Fund supports projects on public land, including state, local, or university land, or on property owned by nonprofit organizations.   Grants are provided for the planting and/or management of commercial hardwood species, giving preference to cherry, red oak, white oak, hard maple, and walnut. Examples of planting sites include idle land being converted to forest; sites damaged by wildfire, insect or disease, ice, or wind storms; and naturally regenerating sites...
  5. California ReLeaf and Canopy Win a Grant from Odwalla

    In April, California ReLeaf and Canopy teamed up to enter the Odwalla Plant a Tree competition. Over the course of two months, supporters were asked to choose their favorite tree planting project by voting for one of twenty entries. The top ten vote recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant from Odwalla. We’re happy to announce that the California ReLeaf/Canopy project made it into the top ten and will be receiving one of those grants! The funds will be used to plant 116 trees at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto. We’re also very proud to announce that two other...
  6. We Need Your Vote NOW

    Tomorrow, May 31st, is the last day to vote in the Odwalla Plant a Tree Contest. The top ten vote recipients will each win $10,000 to plant trees. Right now, California ReLeaf and Canopy’s planting project at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto is in 10th place and in danger of slipping out of the running. We need your vote NOW. Go to http://bit.ly/HygZBx to place your vote for the Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids project to plant 116 trees in an underserved area. Then click one of the buttons below to share the contest through Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
  7. Grants Available for Tree Planting and Tree Care Projects

    $250,000 AVAILABLE FOR TREE PLANTING AND TREE CARE PROJECTS Sacramento, CA, May 21st – California ReLeaf unveiled its new grants program today that will provide more than $250,000 to community-based groups and other organizations throughout California for urban forestry projects.  California ReLeaf’s 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grants Program is funded through contracts with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) and Region IX of the Environmental Protection Agency.   Eligible applicants include incorporated nonprofit organizations and unincorporated community-based groups, with a financial sponsor, located in California.  Individual funding requests range from $1,000 to $10,000.  Applicants may...
  8. Network Well-Represented in SGC Grant Awardees

    Multiple members of the California ReLeaf Network were awarded more than $4.5 million in grant funding from the Strategic Growth Council last week to support urban greening projects and planning in the Central Valley and Southern California.   Numerous Network groups will be utilizing urban greening project funds to develop green space at several schools and schoolyards in California by replacing asphalt and concrete with permeable surfaces, bioswales, low mow/low maintenance grasses, gardens, native landscaping, understory and shade trees. Award recipients included the LA Conservation Corps, Hollywood Beautification Team and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.   In addition, TreePeople and North...
  9. Native Plant Conservation Initiative Grants

    Deadline: May 25, 2012 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals for 2012 Native Plant Conservation Initiative grants, which are awarded in cooperation with the Plant Conservation Alliance, a partnership between the foundation, ten federal agencies, and more than two hundred and seventy nongovernmental organizations. PCA provides a framework and strategy for linking resources and expertise in developing a coordinated national approach to the conservation of native plants. The NPCI program funds multi-stakeholder projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators under any of the following six focal areas: conservation, education, restoration, research, sustainability, and...
  10. NEEF Every Day 2012 Grants

    Deadline: May 25, 2012 Our nation’s public lands need our support every day. With stretched budgets and limited staff, land managers at federal, state and local 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. They are invaluable in supporting, promoting and helping maintain public lands. These volunteer organizations, while dedicated and passionate, are often underfunded and understaffed....