The Community Foundation of Mendocino County has announced Environmental Education and Conservation Fund to encourage the appreciation, conservation, and responsible use of the natural environment in Mendocino County.
Donor Name: Community Foundation of Mendocino County
County: Mendocino County (CA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 09/22/2022
Grant Size: $1,000 – $5,000
The goal of the fund is to provide support to organizations, including educational institutions, which offer conservation and/or education programs on issues including, but not limited to:
- Ecological understanding and natural resource management.
- The importance of the scientific method in addressing conservation issues.
- The effects of climate change and humans’ role in causing and addressing climate change.
- Caring for the land through land stewardship best practices.
- Habitat and watershed restoration.
- Providing and improving public access to natural lands so people from all walks of life can enjoy them.
- RANGE: $1,000 – $5,000
- FUNDING AVAILABLE: $10,000
Educational projects may include (but are not limited to) day and residential outdoor schools and science camp programs, college-level programs in natural resource management, and natural history displays. Eligible uses for education grants include:
- Equipment and teaching materials.
- Instructor compensation.
- Staff and volunteer training/conferences.
- Student transportation costs.
- Scholarships that allow more people to participate in programs.
Conservation projects may include (but are not limited to) wildlife surveys, training for wildlife surveys, land docent trainings, habitat studies, habitat and watershed restoration projects, improving existing public access to conservation lands, internships for land stewardship and trail building, tree planting, native plant management, and invasive plant removal. Eligible uses for conservation project grants include:
- Staff time for project management.
- Construction equipment and supplies.
- Engineering and design.
- Subcontractor services.
- Permit fees.
Through its competitive grant programs, the Community Foundation funds 501(c)(3) and public agencies serving Mendocino County and its residents. Funding may be given to organizations with offices outside of Mendocino County for services or programs for residents of Mendocino County. Most of the Community Foundation’s grant programs have specific eligibility requirements. The Community Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals through its grant programs.
Competitive grants are not awarded for:
- propagandizing, influencing legislation and/or elections, promoting voter registration; for political candidates, political campaigns or organizations engaged in political activities;
- for litigation;
- social or political problems outside of the United States of America;
- federated appeals or to organizations that collect funds for redistribution to other nonprofit groups; or
- religious organizations for religious purposes. Grants do not support programs/projects with religious content or purpose.
For more information, visit Community Foundation of Mendocino County.