Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grants for Nonprofits Innovating Address the Issue of Coal Waste Providing Transformative Change

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: August 15, 2011

Educational Foundation of America Invites Proposals for Work Pertaining to Coal Waste

The Educational Foundation of America (EFA)has a tradition of promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and defense of the environment. Since 1959, EFA has awarded over $70 million in grants to protect the environment.

The foundation's environment program aims to reduce climate change pollution by funding projects focusing on policies and practices that will result in the reduction of greenhouse gases. The environmental focus of the foundation for the next few years will be in the areas of coal waste, ocean acidification, and cement plants. Of particular interest to the committee is work that involves strategies including litigation, building constituencies, grassroots organizing, and policy/advocacy work.

The foundation has chosen to direct funding to address the issue of coal waste as one avenue in addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. Through this Request for Proposals, EFA invites innovative ideas to address the issue of coal waste within the U.S. Proposals will be considered for efforts that are innovative or "out-of-the-box" and could produce transformative changes for the benefit of the environment and natural resources. Proposals that include collaboration among multiple nonprofits and address the issue from a variety of angles will be given higher priority.

Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not accept proposals from individuals.

EFA is willing to commit up to $1 million per year for three years to this program; awards will be made to one or more grantees. The number of proposals supported and the total amount of support will depend on the nature and quality of proposals received.

The complete RFP and application procedures are available at the EFA Web site.

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