Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

From The Foundation Center...

[As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information].

Deadline: January 13, 2012

National Environmental Education Foundation Offers Funding for Volunteer Groups Serving Public Lands

The National Environmental Education Foundation, with funding from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. offers Every Day Grants to support nonprofit organization volunteers working to improve and encourage responsible use of public land sites in the United States.These organizations are sometimes known as "friends group."

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or have an eligible fiscal agent; have been in existence for at least two years; be a community-based organization whose mission is focused on serving a public land site in the United States and the improvement and responsible use of that site (this includes groups that serve more than one site, such as a regional group of parks); and have an established collaborative relationship with a local public land site (including federal, state, regional, county, city, and other local public land areas) for at least one year.

Successful applicants will describe a needed,well-planned, realistic, and replicable project; demonstrate that the project will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the organization; and demonstrate that the project will strengthen the organization's ability to serve the public land site.

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