Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is inviting applications to its Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund. Supported by about 20 funding partners, the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Funds supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems. Guided by a board of community activists and veteran funders, the Fund’s mission is to bridge a significant gap between grassroots environmental groups and the traditional funding patterns of organized philanthropy by awarding small grants ($5,000 or less) to small organizations that are underserved by most foundations’ funding strategies.

Funding Information

Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits with an environmental mission or project support for strategies such as community-based advocacy, technical assistance, litigation, restoration projects, organizing expenses, grassroots campaigns, and environmental education. Eligible nonprofits must have an annual income or expenses of $100,000 or less with projects located in Northern California (Includes the entire Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bay Area, Central Valley, Central Coast, and North Coast).
Funding Availability:  $5,000 or less per project
Cost Share:  None
Loans or Grants: Grant 
Eligible Project Types: Projects that supports the following issues: Environmental health and justice, land management and urban sprawl, habitat and wilderness protection, sustainable forestry, water resources, agriculture, sustainability, and pollution.
Application Due Date: The Grassroots Fund has an application deadline every 3 months. Remaining 2018 application submittal deadlines are May 1, 2018, August 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
Program Website & Application:  The Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment
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