Special Opportunity Grants are for grassroots projects that impact a Great Lakes Watershed. These grants can be used to fund up to $750 USD of a project. Special Opportunity Grant (SOG) requests are processed differently than traditional grants to help ensure a quick turnaround, therefore we maintain a reserve to support urgent projects or those that present a special, time-limited opportunity.
Great Lakes Network Grants are grants of up to $1,000 to support work that is required to achieve an important Great Lakes policy goal. Examples include hiring a consultant to draft a response to a government policy proposal, supporting an awareness campaign in the lead up to an important decision, or hiring an expert to clarify technical information. Applicants must be a member of the Great Lakes Network.
Requirements for all grant participants
United States applicants that do not have 501(c)(3) tax status or Ontario applications that are not registered charities governed by the Charities Accounting Act must have a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization or registered charity. Learn more about sponsorship.
Check if your organization is eligible by using this online questionnaire.
Please provide in the form of a letter (one-page) a project description explaining how these funds will be used.
Checklist for Special Opportunity Grant Application Letter:
City, State, Zip, Country
Amount of funding requested (Special Opportunity Grants – up to $750 USD
Please attach a copy of your 501(c)(3) letter.
*If your organization does not 501(c)(3) tax status (US) or are not registered charities governed by the Charities Accounting Act (Ontario) then you must have a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization or registered charity. If you are using a fiscal sponsor please include their contact information in the letter.
Send letter to email@example.com