PATAGONIA offers funds of up to $12,000 for environmental work—particularly work that focuses on local habitat, biodiversity and ecosystem protection. They are especially interested in supporting small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns. Upcoming proposal deadline is August 31st. To find out more about Patagonia’s efforts to fund projects. If you have a project that focuses on root causes, builds public involvement and seek to accomplish specific goals and objectives relating to protecting the environment, check out their website for more details on how to apply: http://www.patagonia.com/uspro/patagonia.go?assetid=2942
The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation is offering grants of up to $1500 to support educators (working in schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and other types of organizations) in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving. Grant Goals include empowering and encouraging students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promoting thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world, and training students as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles. The deadline to submit a one page pre-proposal is September 14. To find out more about this opportunity go to: http://www.mgaef.org/grants.htm
The BBVA Compass Foundation actively supports communities where they have a presence by providing grants to qualified nonprofit organizations working in a number of areas including efforts to Enable/sustain access to green technology and sustainable sources of energy to LMI communities, provide support for projects with significant impact on the protection of the environment and sustainable practices, and promote public education about the environment and sustainability. BBVA is interested in nonprofits that are both administratively and fiscally stable and seek to help build inclusive, diverse communities that leverage community investments to support the environment and its natural resources. To submit a request for support go to: http://www.bbvacompass.com/compass/responsibility/foundations.jsp.
NOTE: All nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS designations interested in applying for a charitable grant from the BBVA Compass Foundation are invited to join one of the monthly Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations. They request that you participate in one of these calls before submitting your grant request online. The calls during 2014 will be held at 10 a.m. Central Time on the following Fridays: August 15 and September 12. Please visit their registration site to confirm your participation and receive additional details for webinar login. Requests for 2014 funding consideration will be received through September 30. If you have any questions about the process, please email the BBVA Compass Foundation team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ben &Jerry’s Foundation’s Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program is now accepting letters of inquiry for its annual competitive grants. Not-for-profit grassroots community organizations working to bring about progressive social change can obtain up to $20,000 to support goals related to furthering social justice, protecting the environment, and supporting sustainable food systems. The Foundation believes that grassroots, constituent-led organizing is among the most effective means to create social change and that true change occurs only when underlying, systemic forces are understood and addressed. If your organization is addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems and has a budget of less than $500,000, apply here: http://benandjerrysfoundation.org/the-grassroots-organizing-for-social-change-program/. The Pre application deadline for Winter, 2015 is 5pm ET on October 15th. Full proposal deadline is January 15th.