Current Institute Grant Cycle

Since it’s inception in 2002, The Watershed Institute’s Grant Program has supported local watershed and conservation nonprofits in their work to protect our state’s environment and inspire a shared vision for the stewardship of New Jersey’s watersheds. The focus of our grants program is environmental education and outreach, specifically as it relates to our grant program’s Targeted Actions: Water Quality Science and Education, Stormwater Policy, Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Resiliency.

This program is made possible by generous funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

2019-2020 Grant Cycle Information Webinar

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Time: 1-2 p.m.
View the webinar PowerPoint

2019-2020 Small Grant Program Guidelines


The 2019-2020 Small Project Grants cycle is currently open!

Letters of Inquiry are due on Friday, August 2nd.


For more information on our grant program, please review the program information below. Any unanswered questions may be directed to Kimber Ray at or call (609) 737-3735 x27

Grant Program Information

Information for Current 2018-2019 Grantees

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 grant recipients! Click here to read about our current grantee projects.

2018-2019 Grant Project Timeline

Project Start | Dec. 2018
Midterm Meetings | May 2019
Interim Narrative & Financial Reports | July 12, 2019
Project Completion | Dec. 6, 2019
Final Narrative & Financial Reports | Dec. 13, 2019

Important Documents

2019 Interim Report Guidelines
2019 Final Report Guidelines
2019 Financial Report Forms

Information for Prospective 2019-2020 Grantees

Grant awards range from $1,000-$8,500, with in-kind matching strongly encouraged. Eligible entities must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and conduct their grant project work in New Jersey.

Timeline for Prospective 2019-2020 Grantees

Letters of Inquiry Due | Aug. 2, 2019
Proposals Due (upon invitation) | Sept. 13, 2019
Grant Award Notification | November 2019
Grant Period | Dec. 2019-Dec. 2020

Carefully review the 2019-2020 Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements prior to beginning your application. Letters of Inquiry are due by August 2, 2019.

Questions about your grant proposal that are not addressed in the Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements may be directed to the Resource Center Coordinator, Kimber Ray, at

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 grant recipients! Click here to read about our current grantee projects.

Please note that as of November 2018, we no longer offer Mini-Expertise Grants. If you are interested in other state and national grant opportunities, check out our Grant Finder database for information on more than one hundred grant opportunities your organization may be eligible to apply for!

Thank you to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for making this small grants program possible!

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