Take Advantage of Your Freshwater Future Membership—Apply for a Grant

Take Advantage of Your Freshwater Future Membership—Apply for a Grant

Organizational members are eligible to apply for our Project Grants, Insight Grants, Climate Grants and our Special Opportunity Grants. Below are the basics about the different grant opportunities. In order to get a grant, you have to apply—don’t delay, apply today! Not a member, join today!

Project Grants Purpose:

Provide financial support to grassroots organizations working to influence community and or individual behavior or opinion, corporate conduct, and/or public policy to protect and restore shorelines, inland lakes, rivers, wetlands and other aquatic habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.

Amount: $500-$5,000

Deadline: March 30 and September 30, 2012

Insight Service Grants Purpose:

Insight Services Grants help grassroots organizations with organizational needs such as strategic planning, fundraising, communications, board development, and issue strategy. Grant funds are used for Freshwater Future staff to provide professional assistance to build your capacity to do your environmental work.

Amount: $500-$2,500

Deadline: No deadlines, applications accepted all year.

Match: 25 %

Climate Grants Purpose:

This grant program provides funds to grassroots initiatives to make communities better prepared to handle the impacts of climate change and educate and provide tools for municipalities to incorporate climate change into decision-making.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2012

Special Opportunity Grants Purpose:

These funds support urgent projects or those that present special, time limited opportunities that do not coincide with our grant deadlines and can be accomplished in for under $500.

Amount: $500 or less

Deadline: No deadline available until funds run-out.

HOW (Healing Our Waters) Grants:

The Healing Our Waters grants program, with awards up to $15,000, provides financial support that will aid in the development and implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other Federal proposals or projects by organizations working in or impacting the Healing Our Waters Priority Areas. Additionally, there is a second, new program with awards up to $5000 to be used for technical grant writing assistance to develop GLRI applications.

NOTE: The HOW grants program has different requirements and guidelines than Freshwater Future’s other programs. See the full RFP and maps of Priority Areas at www.freshwaterfuture.org under “Grants Programs.”



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