Our grant finder database contains information on more than a hundred grant opportunities that may be of interest to watershed and other environmental groups throughout New Jersey. If you know the name of the grant-making organization or the grant program name you’re interested in, type it into the search bar and the grant finder will tell you if we have it on file. Otherwise, you can simply type in a keyword (i.e., monitoring, technical assistance, education) and the grant finder will locate grants that match your interests!
|Grant Program Name||Area of Interest||Eligible Regions||Timeframe||Award Amount and Eligible Applicants|
|3M Foundation||3M provides funds, products, or volunteers. The company supports projects that impact 3M communities. They look for initiatives with defined and measurable results that target underserved populations. Environmental support focuses on sustainability, biodiversity and climate change initiatives.||Nationwide -Organizations located in communities where 3M has a facility||Ongoing|
|319(h) Grants||Nonpoint Source Pollution||New Jersey||Annual||Local governments, schools, organizations|
|Abelard Foundation-East||Most grants are for general support. They focus on supporting "local progressive social change activities that expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human rights, and promote and strengthen community involvement in, and control over, the decisions that affect their lives."||East of the Mississippi River||Proposals accepted at any time, but only reviewed twice per year. Those received by March 15 will be reviewed in spring, and those received by September 15 will be reviewed in fall.||The foundation mainly supports local nonprofits. The average grant size is $10,000. The Foundation gives priority to projects that are in their first years of development and have budgets less than $300,000.|
|Albertsons Corporate Giving Program||Support is focused in the following areas: hunger relief, health and nutrition, and environmental stewardship. The company also provides product donations to local community organizations.||Where stores are located||Ongoing. If event-related, applications must be submitted at least eight weeks in advance of event.||Albertsons supports 501 (c) (3) tax exempt nonprofit organizations with funds and products.|
|Altria||water quality and conservation, sustainable agriculture, litter prevention and cleanup||Nationwide||Ongoing||Provide funding, in-kind, and volunteer services to nonprofit organizations.|
|American Water Environmental Grant Program||Environmental sustainability activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, streamside buffer restoration projects and hazardous waste collection, and surface or groundwater protection education||Areas serviced by New Jersey American Water||Proposals typically due in March||Up to $10,000
Eligible applicants include municipalities, nonprofits and schools
|America's Great Outdoors: Connecting youth to the Outdoors||Through the grants, NEEF and its partners are catalyzing efforts to increase the number of youth who build a connection with public lands as places for recreating, learning and volunteering.||Nationwide, to orgniazations partnering with the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.||September|
|Archer-Daniels-Midland Company||Agricultural development, sound environmental practices, education for children and young adults, maintaining a vibrant community or related topics.||Nationwide, but emphasis is given to corporate operating locations||Ongoing||Provide funds, including sponsorships, to 501(c)(3) organizations.|
|Aria Foundation||Environmental protection, clean energy, arts, education, social justice and assistance due to natural disaster||Nationwide||Grants to 501c3 orgnaizations|
|Bank of America Foundation||Economic mobility and social progress focused on the needs of the community, with a special focus on either 1) housing opportunities, including affordable housing, energy efficiency and renewable energy or 2) community development, including revitalization, environmental health, climate change resiliency, and the preservation/restoration of open space||Bank of America markets, which includes the entire state of New Jersey||Applications have historically been due in June||Apprx. $2,500-50,000
Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3)
|Barbara Delano Foundation, Inc., The||Endangered species, environment, forests, natural resources, global programs||Nationwide||Ongoing||Tax-exempt organizations|
|Barnegat Bay Partnership Mini-Grants||Barnegat Bay Watershed|
|Ben & Jerry's Foundation: National Grassroots Grant Program||Our broad goals are to further social justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. We will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals or from organizations that provide technical support and/or resources to such groups.||Nationwide||Ongoing||They make one-year grants for up to $15,000 for general operating or project support. Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or who have a fiscal agent with this status are eligible to apply.|
|Boat U.S. Foundation Clean Water Grants Program||Projects that promote safe and/or clean boating on local waterways.||Nationwide||Deadline typically in January of each year.||Provides grants of up to $4,000 to local volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations, boating clubs and student groups.|
|Brownfields Cleanup Grants||Provides funds to carry out cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant.||Nationwide||Proposal deadline in November. Projects may take up to three years.||Up to $200,000 porvided per site to owner of the site. Tribal, state and local government, and organizations are eligible.|
|Bunbury Company Grants||Environmental programs that help conserve threatened farmland, habitat or waterways and regional planning efforts that help advance these goals. Also fund educational and community building projects.||Primarily Mercer County, but also in Camden, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties.||Quarterly deadlines: March, May, August, November.||Average grant size is $15,000. Provides general operating support, building funds, challenge grants or matching funds, and funds for special programs to 501(c)3 nonprofits.|
|Cape Branch Foundation||The environment and education, with support for general operating, project support, building funds, and equipment.||National||Ongoing||Grant range: $2,000 - $385,000 provided to nonprofits. No application forms or deadlines. Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.|
|Captain Planet Foundation||Support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.||Nationwide||May, September, and January||Provide up to $2,500 to nonprofit orgnaizations. Most grants are around $500.|
|Carthage Foundation||The Carthage Foundation's grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues.||National||Ongoing|
|Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection||This online catalog can be searched by funding sources, dept/agency, keyword, statute, or title.||Nationwide||na||Catalog of federal funding sources for watershed protection|
|Clif Bar Family Foundation||Protect Earth's beauty and bounty; Create a robust, healthy food system; Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; Reduce environmental health hazards; Build stronger communities.||Nationwide||Proposal deadlines are February 1st and June 1st of each year.||Maximum grant award of $7,000. Applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3).|
|Community-Based Restoration Grants||Funds marine and coastal habitat restoration projects that benefit fish and shellfish around the coastal U.S.||Nationwide||April||Funding range: $25,000 - $85,000 and up to $250,000.|
|Conservation Finance Program||Open to nonprofit organizations conserving land in NJ. Public entities are not eligible but may partner with nonprofits. Objective to assist in the completion of land acquisition deals where capital is insufficient in time required.||The fund operates throughout New Jersey but recognizes certain ecologically critical areas defined as the highest priorities by New Jersey's conservation community: the Highlands of the northwest; the Pinelands; the Barnegat Bay watershed; and the Delaware Bay Shore area.||Ongoing||Must be a land conservation or land trust non-profit organization with 501 (3) (c ) status. Loans are made for up to 3 years, at 3 percent interest rate.|
|Conservation Reserve Program||The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.||Nationwide||contact local FSA site for sign up dates (website: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=us&agency=fsa)||Individuals, entities and states owning or operating eligible cropland or pastureland to be devoted to riparian buffers.|
|Conservation Technical Assistance||Through CTA, NRCS helps people voluntarily conserve, improve and sustain natural resources on their land, typically through the development of conservation plans.||Nationwide||Eligible Groups: farmers, ranchers, local units of government, citizen groups, recreation groups, Tribal governments, professional consultants, State and Federal agencies, and others interested in conserving natural resources|
|Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants||1) Environmental Health & Justice|
2) Land Conservation
3) Sustainability of Resources
4) Mountaintop Removal Mining
5) Watershed Protection
6) Financial Literacy for elementary and high school students
|Nationwide||Applications accepted year-round||Average grant awards of $10,000
Applicants must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
|CSX Community Investment||Focus on safety, wellness, community, and the environment (Teaching environmental stewardship, Planting eco-friendly trees and plants, Leading and supporting environmental clean-ups, Recycling and waste minimization, Promoting energy efficiency and carbon reduction)||Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico City, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia||No deadlines||Average grant size: $5,000|
|Dam Restorations & Inland Water Projects Loan Program||To provide low-interest loans to assist in funding of dam restorations, flood control projects, water pollution control projects, and water-related recreation and conservation projects||New Jersey||Application dates to be published by NJ Register||Local government units, private lake associations or similar organizations and owners of private dams as co-applicants with a local government unit.|
|Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund||On-the-ground restoration and conservation projects to improve fish and wildlife habitat, and improve outdoor recreational opportunities within the Delaware River Watershed||Projects must be implemented entirely within the Delaware River watershed, which includes portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Organizations located outside the watershed may apply if the project will be conducted entirely within the watershed.||The 2018 schedule was:|
- Applicant Webinar | August 17
- Full Proposal Due Date | September 27
|Matching grants of $50,000 to $250,000
Eligible groups include nonprofit organizations; federal, state, interstate and local governments; Indian tribes; and educational institutions
|Delaware River Restoration Fund||Water quality and habitat restoration projects in the Delaware River watershed||DRRF projects must be implemented entirely within the Delaware River watershed, which includes portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Priority for Targeted Watershed Implementation Grants will be given to DRWI Cluster participants and their partners.||The 2018 schedule was:|
- Applicant Webinar | February 22
- Full Proposal Due Date | April 12
- Review Period
| April – June
- Awards Announced | Early August
|Generally grants of less than $100,000 will be awarded for restoration at a single site and/or involving a limited number of partners. Any proposals requesting $100,000 to $500,000 should represent broad-based partnerships engaged in implementing comprehensive watershed restoration approaches that may include multiple sites and multiple strategies. Minimum matching fund contributions vary between 25 and 50 percent of total project costs.|
|Doris Duke Charitable Foundation||The mission of the Environment Program is to enable communities to protect and manage wildlife habitat and create efficient built environments.||Nationwide||Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time||The foundation generally awards multi-year grants that range from $100,000 to $1 million.|
|E. J. Grassman Trust||Grants will be for endowment, including scholarship endowment, and capital projects. Preference will be given to orgs with low admin expenses. Primary consideration include organizations who engage ecological endeavors||New Jersey (particularly Union County)||Deadlines are April 20 and October 15 annually.||Average grant $5,000 to $25,000. There is no specific application, proposals should be in letter form, generally no more than 4 pgs in length.|
|Educational Foundation of America (EFA)||Arts & Education, the Environment and Sustainable Population||Nationwide||Proposals by invitation only.||Non-profits organizations are eligible. Grants range from $10,000 - $400,000.|
|Environmental Education Regional Grants (EE)||Supports locally-focused environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed and responsible environmental decisions||Nationwide||Proposal deadline has varied between March, April and May||$15,000 - $100,000. Applicants must match 25%.
Eligible applicantsinclude nonprofits, educational agencies, environmental agencies, and colleges and universities
|Environmental Endowment for New Jersey||Environmental projects that will have direct benefit in or near tidally-related NY/NJ Harbor Complex or Del. River Basin or Schuylkill Valley.||New Jersey||December||Maximum Grant $15,000.|
|Environmental Justice Grants||Provides financial assistance to eligible organizations to build collaborative partnerships, to identify the local environmental and/or public health issues, and to envision solutions and empower the community through education, training, and outreach.||Nationwide||February||Up to $25,000|
|Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Nonprofit Program||Designed to provide conservation and humanitarian nonprofit organizations around the world an affordable means of acquiring ArcGIS software and services for organized volunteer efforts.||Worldwide||ongoing||For a small administration fee, Esri donates its products to qualified organizations.|
|ExxonMobil Foundation||ExxonMobil focus areas include education, health, environment, and employee involvement.||Nationwide||Ongoing||ExxonMobil typically works with organizations they already have established relationships with.|
|FishAmerica Foundation||FishAmerica provides grants to non-profits, conservation minded groups to enhance fish populations, restore fisheries habitat, improve water quality and advance fisheries research to improve sportfishing opportunities and success.||Nationwide||varies with project||varies with project|
|Fledgling Fund||Supports innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems. Grants typically fall in the following broad areas: Environmental Justice, Girls’ Empowerment and Women’s Leadership, Health and Wellness, Economic Justice and Systemic Poverty, Educational Experiences, and the Justice System.||Nationwide||Has two funding cycles per year||$10,000 - $35,000|
|Forest Legacy Program||Designed to protect environmentally important forest areas threatened by conversion to non-forest use. The program provides funds to protect important lands though direct acquisition and through conservation easements.||Nationwide||Funding provided for up to 75% of program costs, with at least 25% match from private, state or local government required. Participation in Forest Legacy is limited to private forest landowners|
|Franklin Parker Conservation Excellence Grant Program||Provide essential resources to nonprofit groups addressing critical land protection and conservation issues throughout New Jersey||New Jersey||applications due end of May||Grant maximum of $5,000. Expected to match the grant funds 50% with inkind and/or cash contributions. Nonprofits only.|
|Fujifilms Corporate Giving Program||The fund is dedicated to putting Fujifilm digital cameras into the hands of people and organizations that make a difference in our lives, and, at the same time, to recognizing the interests and efforts of our employees within their own communities.||Areas where there are local Fujifilm Companies||Local FujiFilm companies determine which organizations to support.|
|Fund for New Jersey, The||Our grant making advances systemic and sustainable solutions to public problems through the work of policy, advocacy, analysis, and organizing.||New Jersey||requests are viewed quarterly||501(c)(3) orgnaizations are eligible.|
|Fund for Wild Nature||The Fund for Wild Nature (Fund) provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. We fund advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors.||Nationwide||Feb 1st, May 1st, Sept 1st||Grants range from $1,000 - $3,000.|
|Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Grants||New Jersey|
|George and Miriam Martin Foundation||Preserving streams and wetlands||Ongoing; no deadlines||Amount awarded is $1,000 - $100,000.; If you are interested in a grant, please send a brief letter describing how a grant will help your organization preserve streams and wetlands.|
|Georgia-Pacific Foundation||Fcous areas: education, community enrichment, environmental programs, and entrepreneurship initiatives||Applicants must be located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community. As of 2018, there are four Georgia-Pacific manufacturing communities in New Jersey: Elizabeth, Edison, Milford & Camden||Accepted between January and October annually||501(c)(3) organizations and public schools are eligible|
|Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The||Fund Arts, Education, Environment and Media initiatives that are innovative and promote collaboration and community-driven decision making.||New Jersey||November, February, August||501(c)(3) organizations are eilgible. Award amounts vary.|
|Google Ad Grants||Google Ad Grants empowers nonprofit organizations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google.com||Nationwide||Ongoing||501(c)(3) organizations (excluding hospitals and educational institutions) with a functioning website.|
|Grassroots Exchange Fund||Common Counsel's Grassroots Exchange Fund is a rapid response small grants program designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. GXF prioritizes grants to small community-based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities.||Nationwide||There is no set deadline for the Grantee Exchange Fund, applications are funded February - November.||$500 - $1,000. The Fund typically makes grants to grassroots community-based organizations working on social, economic, and environmental justice initiatives|
|Green Acres||To acquire land for public recreation and conservation purposes.||New Jersey||Ongoing||Municipalities, counties and non-profit organizations are eligible.|
|Harbor Estuary Program||Stewardship, Habitat Restoration and Public Access Projects||NY - NJ||March||varies|
|Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund||To provide funding to public and qualifying private entities for the remediation of a suspected or known discharge of a hazardous substance or hazardous waste.||New Jersey||ongoing||HDSRF grants and loans are available to public entities, private entities, and non-profit organizations ( 501(c)(3)) that perform a remediation pursuant to DEP’s Site Remediation Program requirements.|
|Hewlett-Packard Employee Product Giving Program||Encourages HP employees in the United States to support qualified U.S. educational and nonprofit organizations with HP technology. The HP employee contributes just 25% of the equipment’s list price and the remaining 75% is matched by the company. Products donated through this program must be used by qualified recipient organizations for educational, administrative or capacity-building purposes.||Nationwide, where HP has a presence.||Ongoing||To qualify, the gift must be a minimum of $100 worth of equipment at list price and a maximum of $20,000 worth of equipment at list price. The process must be initiated by an HP employee.|
|Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants||Grants are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.||Nationwide||August and December||Up to $5,000. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.|
|Hyde and Watson Foundation||The Foundation supports capital projects such as hard costs related to the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and other one-time capital needs.||New York City metropolitan area, and Essex, Union, and Morris Counties in New Jersey||February and September||Typical grant range is $5,000 - $25,000.|
|IBM Corporate Giving Program||We focus our community engagement and corporate service programs on specific societal issues, including the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture.||Nationwide||ongoing||Varies by grant program|
|International Paper||The Foundation's primary focus areas are environmental education and literacy with limited funds going towards health and human services needs and employee involvement.||Communities with International Paper facilities or employees.||Contact local facility for application and deadline. Grants are reviewed at the corporarte level quarterly: Febriary 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.||Must be a 501c3.|
|Ittleson Foundation||The Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations, dedicated to bettering the United States, and as such, we provide funds for new initiatives and model projects that have the potential to greatly enhance public policy and the lives of fellow citizens. The Foundation's areas of particular interest are: mental health, AIDS, and the environment.||Nationwide||LOI must be received by September 1.|
|Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation||Supports grassroots organizations and movements in the United States working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world.||Nationwide||Ongoing||Must be a tax exempt organization with a 501c(3) classification to be eligible. Awards range from $250-$100,000|
|The John A. and Margaret Post Foundation, Inc.||supports charitable organizations that benefit the quality of life for families and society in general. Program areas include Arts, culture and humanities, Education, Environment, animals, Health|
Human services, Public/society benefit
|Primary focus on organizations in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.||April 1 and October 1||Average grant size: $5,000 - $50,000. Grants for capital needs, specific programs, and general operating expenses of smaller organizations.|
|Knapp Foundation, Inc.||Wildlife conservation education programs||Nationwide; generally gives to east coast states.||Requests are viewed quarterly; contact the foundation for deadlines.||Grants range from $1,000-$56,000 as matching grants.|
|L.L. Bean||In the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation category, primary activities include the maintenance and protection of our natural resources; efforts to engage more young people in activities that are relevant to our product line, such as camping, hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; and programs that have proximity to L.L.Bean Retail Stores.||Nationwide||accepted all year, have application submitted by Dec||501(c)(3) organizations are eligible for grants or product donations.|
|Land O'Lakes Foundation||Land O'Lakes Foundation awards grants to projects that best address the following areas: Hunger relief, Youth and education, Rural leadership, Civic improvements, Soil and water preservation, Arts and culture.||Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia||Ongoing. Contact a Land O’Lakes dairy farmer in your area to begin the process.||$500-$5,000; 501(c)(3) orgnaizations are eligible. Grants must be initiated by Land O'Lakes farmer-members|
|Lawrence Foundation, The||Supports environmental, human services and other causes.||national||Apr 30 and November 1 annually||501(c)(3) orgnaizations, public schools, and libraries are eligbile.|
|Make A Splash! Water Festival Grants||An initiative of the New Jersey Project WET Foundation, this grant program provides funds for teachers to host hands-on, educational festivals to raise awareness of the importance of clean water. Grants to public or private schools and non-profit organizations interested in sponsoring environmental outreach and educational programs.||New Jersey||For Spring Festivals, proposals due Feb 18. For Fall Festivals, proposal due June 1.||$400-$1,500, based on the number of students.
Elementary and middle school teachers (Grades 2 through 8) are eligible to apply after having participated in a
Project WET Educator Workshop.
|Max and Anna Levinson Foundation||We make grants to nonprofit organizations committed to developing a more just, caring, ecological and sustainable world.||Nationwide||No deadlines||Grants are made by invitation only, but Letters of Inquiry are accepted. Most grants are in $30,000 range.|
|Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation||The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.||Nationwide||Deadlines are November 10 and March 10 each year.|
|McGraw Foundation, Curtis W.||environmental conservation activities||Statewide, with an emphasis on Princeton||Oct 1, annually||$500-$100,000. Available to non-profits.|
|Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation||Their mission is to support educators in developing environmental curricula that integrate field activities and classroom teaching and that incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.||Nationwide||Pre-proposals due September of each year||Grant awards up to $1,500 to nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and government agencies.|
|National Environmental Education Foundation||NEEF provides grants and awards to leverage the reach of our programs, implement our program goals, support the efforts of other organizations and strengthen the environmental education (EE) field as a whole.||Nationwide||Varies by Program|
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America||Acres for America is a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Acres for America program was established to provide funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart’s domestic facilities on at least an acre by acre basis through these acquisitions.||Nationwide||Pre-proposal deadline is April 13||All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Federal funds may be considered as match. Higher ratios of matching funds will at times aid in making applications more competitive. Grant Range $500,000 - $1,000,000|
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Program||The program is focused on strategic investments to secure populations of three species – American oystercatcher (short distant migrant), whimbrel (mid-distance migrant) and threatened red knot (long distant migrant). |
Priority conservation actions include:
- Habitat conservation
- Habitat restoration
- Habitat management
- Harvest pressure
- Monitoring and assessing progress
|Shorebird sites along the U.S. Atlantic seaboard||In 2019, the proposal deadline was: January 14, 2019||The majority of grants awarded under the program will range between $50,000 and $250,000.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, educational institutions, businesses, unincorporated individuals, international organizations.
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Bring Back the Natives/More Fish||Provides funding to restore, protect and enhance native fish species populations through projects focused on watershed connectivity, water quality, invasive species management, and research.||Nationwide||Proposals due in July||Grant awards generally range in size from $50,000 to $100,000. Applicants should provide non-federal match of at least $1 for every $1 of NFWF grant funds requested. Local, state, federal, and tribal governments and agencies, special districts (e.g., conservation districts, planning districts, utility districts), non-profit 501(c) organizations, schools and universities may apply.|
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program||Provides modest financial assistance on a competitive basis to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.||Nationwide||Mid- to late-January||Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes and educational institutions.
Awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 with an average size of $30,000. Projects are required to meet or exceed a 1:1 match ratio to be competitive.
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: National Wildlife Refuge Friends||Increase public awareness and appreciation for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Three areas of emphasis: start-up grants to fund initial start up costs for support groups, such as printing of brochures, membership drives, consultant fees for planning missions and strategic plan; capacity building to strengthen existing support groups and enable them to be more effective; and project specific grants to use for developing education programs for local schools, outreach programs for landowners, habitat restoration projects, building of observation towers, interpretive signs, etc.||Nationwide||Proposals due in July||Eligible applicants include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Friends organizations whose primary mission is to support a refuge or a complex of refuges.
Grant award ranges from $1,500-$15,000. A 1:1 non-federal matching contribution is encouraged but not required.
|National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Resilient Communities Program||Focus areas are 1) adaptation through regional conservation projects and 2) community capacity building and demonstration projects||Nationwide||Proposals due in March||Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, local governments, and Indian tribes.
Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000. Projects that meet or exceed a 1:1 match ratio will be more competitive.
|National Fisheries Habitat Program||Provides funding to restore habitat for coastal marine resources and anadromous fish.||Nationwide||May||Matching funds of at least 50% are required for the federal funds requested. Proposals may request up to $400,000. Tribal, state and local government, organizations and individuals are eligible.|
|National Geographic Society Conservation Trust||The Conservation Trust is a grant program that supports innovative solutions to conservation challenges and issues of global concern. The Trust encourages projects that engage and inform their areas’ local population with the potential for global application. Projects that hold potential as media subject matter are also encouraged, as National Geographic’s vast audience offers our grantees opportunities to make a broad public impact.||Nationwide||Ongoing||Individual researchers and research teams. Grants range from $15,000 to $20,000.|
|National Park Service: Land and Water Conservation Fund||Provide federal grants for land acquisition and conservation to federal and state agencies. Funds for the development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.||Nationwide||Ongoing||Matches grants for state and local governments|
|National Recreational Trails Program||Provide financial assistance for developing and maintaining trails and trail facilities. Trails can be non-motorized, multi-use and motorized purposes.||New Jersey||Applications due mid-February||Maximum grant award is 24,000. Governmental and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Local agencies, special purpose districts, tribes, and non-profit organizations must provide 20 percent match for each project, and at least 10 percent of the total project cost must be from a non-state, non-federal contribution.|
|New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership||The New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership (NJCWRP) is an innovative public-private initiative to protect, enhance and restore important aquatic habitats and water quality in New Jersey. |
Projects submitted to NJCWRP for funding consideration must be located on public and protected lands within the state of New Jersey and have a governmental partner.
|New Jersey||Ongoing||Projects must have a governmental partner in order to be considered.|
|New Jersey Office of Information Technology's NJMapp Initiative for Community Access to Technology||Donation of ArcView GIS Bundle to Nonprofit Organizations and Environmental Commissions||New Jersey||Ongoing||see website for specific restrictions|
|New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Program||Energy-efficiency technical and financial assistance; capital projects||New Jersey||Ongoing||Free technical assistance for small projects and equipment incentives.|
|New Jersey Tree Foundation||State-wide nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement and development of community forestry activities. Provides free trees and planting. Restoration work!||New Jersey||Provides trees and training.|
|New Jersey Wetlands Mitigation Council (Fund)||To preserve freshwater wetlands and transition areas determined to be of critical importance in protecting freshwater wetlands.||New Jersey||Ongoing|
|NOAA Coastal Services Center||To help building capabilities throughout the nation to address pressing issues of coastal health and change by conserving coastal environments and promoting efficient and sustainable commercial and residential development.||Nationwide||Proposal due May 15||The NOAA Coastal Services Center annually issues a Broad Area Announcement detailing the availability of competitive funding from the Center. A Broad Area Announcement differs from most other funding announcements by federal agencies because it consists of several independent opportunities. Please visit the web site for these announcements.|
|NOAA Community-Based Habitat Restoration Project Grants||Local community-based marine, estuarine and riparian habitat restoration||Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest||Application due dates vary by project||Amount awarded typically range from $50,000 to $200,000.|
|Nonpoint Pollution Implementation Grants (Sec. 319h)||Provide funds to states for on-the-ground projects to reduce nonpoint source pollution runoff. Eligible activities include technical assistance, monitoring, ground water activities and resource restoration.||New Jersey||October 15th||Local governments, cities, counties, regional development centers, local school systems, colleges, universities, local non-profit organizations, state or federal agencies, local or county environmental commissions, and watershed and water resource associations. Funding may not be used on private lands with the exception of demonstration projects.|
|North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program||Long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.||Nationwide||October of each year. Visit: https://www.fws.gov/birds/grants/north-american-wetland-conservation-act/small-grants.php||Up to $100,000. Minimum 1:1 match required.
Eligible applicants include: Federal Agencies; State Agencies; Local governments and Utility Districts; Non-profits organizations; Partnerships
|NRCS' Conservation Innovation Grants||Voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production.||National and New Jersey competitions||They require a 50:50 match.|
|NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Mini-Grant Program||Provide funding for projects that foster awareness of the goals of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program and that encourage the involvement of the general public and local governments.||New York-New Jersey Estuary||January||Nonprofits and counties in estuary are eligible. Check on funding availability.|
|Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program, Lorrie||Grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. Funds may be used for the purchase of plants and seeds.||National||Proposal due October 15th||Cash awards range from $100 to $500.|
|Partners for Fish and Wildlife||Provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore degraded wetlands, streams and river corridors, prairie, grasslands and other important fish and wildlife habitats for migratory birds, anadromous fish, threatened and endangered and some marine mammals.||Nationwide||Technical assistance is provided free. Wherever possible, the program seeks a 50/50 cost-share between federal and non-federal partners, but cost-shares are not a requirement. Any privately-owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most participants are individual private landowners. For purposes of this program, "privately-owned" means land not owned by a State or the Federal Government.|
|Partners for Places||Advancing GHG reduction, climate resilience, green infrastructure, and equity priorities through community-focused sustainability projects that build partnerships between local government leaders and local place-based|
|United States and Canada||In 2019, the proposal deadline was Jan. 31|| One-year awards are typically between $25,000 - $75,000. Two-year projects are typically between $50,000 - $150,000.
The proposal must consist of a team of these partners:
(1) the sustainability director of a city or a county for general applicants, OR a water director of a city, county, or utility (for green infrastructure applicants); and
(2) the local, place-based foundation(s).
|Patagonia Environmental Corporate Grants Program||Patagonia funds only environmental work. We are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, our funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support.||Nationwide||Annually, April 30 and August 31||Grants range from $10,000-20,000. The company seeks to support small, grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas. Organizations must have 501(3)(c ) status.|
|Pew Charitable Trusts, The||The mission of the Environment program is to promote policies and practices that protect the global atmosphere and preserve old-growth forest, wilderness and marine ecosystems. Our investments are goal-oriented, and virtually all of the activities we support contain specific benchmarks that enable us to measure progress toward meeting explicit targets.||Nationwide||ongoing||$ varies based on grant. The Trusts make grants in six program areas. You should first review the information about the program whose interests most closely match those of your organization. The guidelines lay out concisely each program's goals and objectives and the kinds of activities it will and will not consider.|
|Project WILD||Educating the youth about environmental issues.||Nationwide||Small grants only.|
|PSE&G Neighborhood Partners Grant||Applications must align with one of the following focus areas: sustainable neighborhoods (environmental stewardship, climate adaptation, natural resources), safety, or STEM education||New Jersey and Long Island PSE&G service territories, as well as operating territories in Salem, Burlington and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, and operating territories in Albany, NY, and Bridgeport and New Haven, CT||Applications accepted between March 1 and September 30||Up to $10,000; organization must be an IRS approved 501(c)(3) or a 170(B) and located in a PSE&G service or operating territory.|
|Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA)||Conservation and recreation planning professionals partner with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments to design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities.||Nationwide||Applications are due by June 30th||RTCA does not award monetary grants or loans. Instead, RTCA supplies a National Parks Service staff person with experience in community-based outdoor recreation and conservation to work with partners|
|Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation||Focuses on education of children and adults on a variety of topics, including environmental preservation.||Nationwide, with the majority of funds going to New England states and New York.||Concept papers are due March 1; Application guidelines may be requested in writing or by phone.||Grants typically range from $3,000-$30,000|
|Rockefeller Family Fund||Support toward advocacy efforts that are action-oriented and likely to lead to tangible public policy results. |
One of their three project areas is the environment. The environment program is focused almost exclusively on climate change. This includes projects that emphasize public education on the risk of global warming, and the implementation of sound solutions. RFF is especially interested in initiatives designed to enact aggressive policies at the state and national levels to reduce carbon emissions; disrupt the life cycle of fossil fuels from drilling and mining to transportation and exporting; bring diverse and compelling new voices into the climate debate; and examine how special interests are distorting science and delaying constructive steps to deal with this impending global crisis.
|Nationwide||Letters of Inquiry can be sent at any time||Average grant: $25,000-$30,000|
|Sarah Scaife Foundations, Inc.||The Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues.||Nationwide||Ongoing|
|The Scherman Foundation||The Scherman Foundation's environmental program consists of two funds: the Core Fund and the Rosin Fund. |
The Core Fund mainly focuses on energy and climate, marine preservation, clean drinking water, and urban sustainability (targeted primarily in the New York City region).
The Rosin Fund supports innovative, short-term and high-impact projects that address topic areas including urban sustainability, green economy/jobs, and sustainable drinking water.
|Nationwide||Core Fund applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Rosin Fund Environmental Program will resume in 2020.||All applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
For the Core Fund, general operating and project grants considered. Grants average $35,000 over two-years.
For the Rosin Fund, grants range between $100,000 and $250,000 per year (with the possibility of larger grants for extraordinary innovations) and cover a period of one to three years.
|Sea Pact||Stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. Focus areas include: |
• Social Responsibility
• Fisheries Management
• Special species of interest: Squid
• Fishery Habitat Restoration
• Species Research and Data Collection
|Nationwide||In 2018, Letters of Inquiry are due Aug. 20|
Historically, completed proposals are due between mid-September and early October
|Up to $30,000
To be eligible, domestic and international applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or the equivalent. Domestic and international for-profit organizations also are eligible if they can demonstrate that there is no private benefit to the applicant in the event a grant is awarded.
|Singing for Change Charitable Foundation||Grants will be awarded to programs that promote environmental awareness and teach people methods of conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual species or animals are not usually funded by SFC.||Nationwide||Ongoing||Amount awarded is $500 - $10,000. Nonprofit organizations are eligible. For further information see http://www.singingforchange.org/|
|Solution Search||Grants to organizations who have existing environmental solutions. Theme changes every time.||Nationwide||Around every two years||$25,000 grand prize, $10,000 Youth leadership prize, $10,000 environmental justice prize, $5,000 early entry prize.|
|State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) - Municipal and County Planning Incentive Grant (PIG) Grant||Funding to support farmland preservation efforts.||New Jersey||Application due December 15th||Community must have farmland preservation plan.|
|State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) - The Nonprofit Grant Program||Provides 50% matching grants to nonprofit organizations towards farmland or easements on farmland.||New Jersey||Application due December 20th||Non-profit organizations.|
|Stonyfield Farm, Our Profits for the Planet Program||Funding priorities fall into 4 principal categories: family farming; slowing or reversing climate change; organic agriculture and reduction of toxins in agriculture and the food supply; and avoiding adverse health impacts from environmental and agricultural practices.||Nationwide||Ongoing- currently (5/11/2018) not accepting unsolicited grant requests; however, the donation request program remains open: https://www.stonyfield.com/contact-us/donation-request||Eligible applicants include but are not limited to: Schools; Local governments; Non-profits organizations
|Superfund Technical Assistance Grants||"To enable a group of individuals who are affected by a site on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) to obtain technical assistance in interpreting information regarding the site."||NY, NJ||Applications may be submitted after a site is proposed for listing on the NPL.||Up to $50,000 initially; additional funds may be available; 20% non-federal government matching share required. Groups affected by an NPL site. All groups must be incorporated as nonprofit organization.|
|Target Field Trip Grants||Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom. But schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums, historical sites and cultural organizations. Field Trip Grants help give children these unique, firsthand learning experiences.||Nationwide||September annually,||700 provided to schools|
|Temper of the Times Foundation||Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment in general have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grant funds may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. The Foundation also supports earned media campaigns.||Nationwide||Applications must be submitted to the Foundation via email ([email protected]) by December 15th. If December 15th falls on a weekend, applications are due on the first Monday after the 15th.||Usual grants $5,000 - $15,000
Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
|Threshold Foundation||Funds innovative national and international non-profit organizations working to further the causes of social justice, environmental preservation, humane economic systems and the peaceful coexistence of individuals, communities and cultures.||Nationwide||check website for dates annually||$5,000-$25,000|
|Trust for Public Land, The||National nonprofit that works to preserve open space. Land acquisition.||New Jersey (Also Nationwide)||check website for dates annually||Private landowners, governmental bodies and nonprofit organizations.|
|US Fish & Wildlife - Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Acts||Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Acts were created to fund restoration efforts for the benefit of fish, wildlife and the American people. Appropriate State agencies are the only entities eligible to receive grant funds.||Nationwide||Varies by project||Awarded to states. Categories for funding are: Fish and Wildlife Resources; Sport Fish Resources; Wildlife Resources; Aquatic Ecosystems; Aquatic Resources and Hunter Education; State Wildlife Grant Program|
|USEPA Environmental Education Grants Program||The Grant Program sponsored by EPA’s Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality||nationwide||May-02-2011||Grants of $15,000 - $100,000 are awarded in EPA’s ten regional offices. Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of the total cost of the project.|
|Victoria Foundation||Protecting New Jersey's environment requires a number of strategies, of which land acquisition is only one of Victoria Foundation's priorities. The Foundation supports groups that monitor and advocate for protected and unprotected open space, water quality, and scenic and recreational resources, as well as those that promote regional and statewide land use planning, particularly through the State Plan.||New Jersey, focus on Newark||Two cycles: January 15th and June 15th||$1,000-$500,000. New Jersey|
|Wal-Mart Environmental Grants||Support environmental efforts and education||Nationwide (communities where stores are located)||Applications accepted on an ongoing basis||Up to $25,000 range|
|The Watershed Institute Grant Program||Refer to Grant Program Announcement for funding eligibility and criteria. In 2014, funds available for projects, technical assistance, and engagement. The Watershed Institute promotes the health and resiliency of NJ’s watersheds by strengthening, connecting, and mobilizing watershed organizations.||New Jersey||Letters of Inquiry due in summer||Grant awards range. In kind matching is strongly encouraged for project grants. See Grant Program Announcement.|
|Wetlands Reserve Program||The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial support to help landowners with their wetland restoration efforts.||Nationwide||Ongoing||Landowners|
|Wildlife Conservation Society - Climate Adaptation Fund||To support projects that implement effective land and water interventions to improve|
wildlife and ecosystem adaptations to climate change.
|Nationwide||Pre-proposal applications due the first Friday of April||Conservation organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
|Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)||To develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land, and Indian land.||Nationwide||ongoing||Technical assistance is free. NRCS pays up to 75% of the cost of installing the wildlife habitat practices. Tribal, state and local government and organizations are eligible.|
|William Penn Foundation, The||To improve quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children's futures, and deepen connections to nature and community.||Philadelphia, Camden, Delaware Watershed, Schuylkill Watertshed, Pinelands, Bayshore Region.||Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round||501(c)(3) organizations are eligible.|