1. $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...
  2. CSET

    Visalia’s Self-Help Training and Employment Center was almost ten years old when it took on its role as Tulare County’s community action agency in the 1980s. Shortly thereafter, the Tulare County Conservation Corps was started as a program of the organization to serve young people who wanted to continue their education and acquire important job skills. Forty years later, the retitled Community Services and Employment Training (CSET), and its renamed Sequoia Community Corps (SCC) is ramping up their mission of strengthening youth, families, and the surrounding region through a host of social services that include urban forestry. The SCC is...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. New Grant Program for ACTrees Member Organizations

    Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce the Alliance for Community Trees People’s Garden Grants, a new program designed to explore and deepen the connections between community trees and urban agriculture. Now in their pilot year, the ACTrees People’s Garden Grants will promote the connections between trees and urban agriculture by supporting the planting of shade trees to shelter and protect community gardens, and fruit and nut trees to serve as food resources for surrounding communities. The total sum of grant awards is $125,000, which will be distributed in grants of up to $5,000 each to awardees. Applications are...
  9. EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to award between $1.8 to $3.8 million in funding for projects across the country to help restore urban waters by improving water quality and supporting community revitalization. The funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Healthy and accessible urban waters can help grow local businesses and enhance educational, recreational and employment opportunities in nearby communities. The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants program is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that...
  10. NUCFAC Calls for Proposals

    The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, (NUCFAC) announces the posting of the U.S. Forest Service 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program. Proposals are due by December 1, 2011. For more information, click here.