2015 Funding Opportunities

2015 Funding Opportunities

With the New Year comes a new round of funding opportunities for your organization.

What funds are available this year?

Project Grants:
This program provides funding ranging from $500 to $3,500 (USD) strengthen the role of individuals and community groups working locally to protect and restore shorelines, inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands in the Great Lakes Basin.

Spring application deadline: March 31, 2015

Insight Grants:
Insight Grants provide low cost help for your organization’s needs, which could include:

• Bookkeeping and Bookkeeping Training

• Board Training

• Financial Management

• Planning (Strategic, Transition, Succession)

• Fundraising Planning and Assistance

• Strategy Assistance to Win on Your Issues

• Media, Communications and Public Outreach

• And more!

Special Opportunity Grants:
This “Emergency Grant” fund is for river, lake, wetland, and groundwater protection efforts that may not coincide with the application timeline of funding period of our other grant programs, up to $500 (USD).

Healing Our Waters Grants:
These funds are to assist groups and prepare them for federal applications through baseline studies, collaboration building and more. Awards up to $15,000. General HOW Funding is now closed

Climate Grants—Detroit Area:
These funds are available for groups in Detroit, Michigan interested in preparing and responding to climate change impacts. Proposals should include an on-the-ground element and have secondary benefits to the project area. Grant awards range from $500 to $3,000.

Visit freshwaterfuture.org to learn more about each granting program and to learn how to become eligible for our grants.



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