Chapter Grant Opportunities
Audubon Collaborative Funding Grants 2013
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Maximum Amount: $ 5,000
Audubon California State Parks Endowment Grants 2013
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Maximum Amount: $10,000
Patagonia Environmental Grants
Deadline: year round for application to Patagonia store in your city April 30 and August 31 yearly if no store in your area Amount: $ 5,000 – 8,000
USF&W Service Pacific Southwest Region
posts and updates a spreadhseet of grant opportunities regularly. Go tohttp://www.fws.gov/cno/conservation/habitat.cfm Scroll down the page to GRANT OPPORTUNITIES spreadsheet.
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Nature Restoration Trust
Amount: $20,000 to $40,000 with match
Full description of the program criteria and guidelines as well as a map of the applicable geography and list of past awards made can be found at:
Description: The Fund for Wild Nature provides money for campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity. The fund supports advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. The fund does not support basic scientific research, private land acquisition, individual action or study, or conferences, and rarely supports proposals from organizations with annual budgets greater than $250,000. The fund will only support media projects that have a clear strategic value and a concrete plan for dissemination of the final product. The fund gives special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. The fund seeks proposals with visionary and yet realistic goals to create tangible change. All proposals must be highly cost effective and be for projects in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.
The Norcross Foundation provides small grants (average $5,000) to non-profits for land protection, program-related office and field equipment/technology, and public education materials. http://www.norcrossws.org/Foundmain.html
Purchase three or more qualifying sport optics valued under $200.00 each through Eagle Optics, and Eagle Optics will match your purchase, including your shipping charge, with an equal donation. This offer excludes all other specials. Sale items or products for resale do not qualify.
- Eagle Optics
- Vortex Optics
*This program applies exclusively to sport optics (binoculars, monoculars, and spotting scopes).
*Substantial discounts may be available on products above a $200.00 price point.
These requests are taken on a case-by-case basis and are limited to the above brands. You can view all qualifying products at www.eagleoptics.com. For more information, please contact Kate Fitzmier or Tom Kuenzli at (800)-289-1132 or send an e-mail to webmaster@eagleoptics..com, attention Product Matching Donation Program. 2120 West Greenview Drive; Suite #4; Middleton, WI 53562 | (800) 289-1132
Twice a year, Wildlife Forever puts out a request for proposals for its Challenge Grants program. The next round of proposals are due out July 1, 2009 . Grants from Wildlife Forever are targeted for habitat restoration and acquisition, research and management, and educational projects. Projects that rank the highest occur on public lands where public has access, large projects, and projects that emphasize anadromous fish and game species. Special emphasis is placed on grassroots programs that involve local conservation, sportsmen's or outdoor recreation groups. They have 3 challenge grant programs, depending on project type. Typical awards are in the $2500 to $10,000 range - though they can go higher.
Deadline: January 1st and July 1st of each year. CLICK HERE
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Habitat Conservation Initiative seeks to accelerate the conservation of essential habitats identified in state wildlife action plans through grants that identify priority habitats for conservation, protect priority habitats and build conservation knowledge. Although unsolicited proposals are not being considered at this time, inquiries about future support for projects can be submitted from nonprofit organizations through a two-page letter of inquiry
The USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program provides technical and cost-share financial assistance to private landowners, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, watershed groups, Tribes, and city and county agencies to voluntarily enhance or restore native habitats. For more information on this program or to discuss your project ideas, contact Kate Symonds, SF Bay Partners Biologist, at (707) 578-8515,kate_symonds@fws..gov. Visit the Conservation Partnerships webpage athttp://www.fws.gov/sacramento/Partnerships/index.htm for more information.
Coastal Program in San Francisco Bay
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a partnership program in the Bay, Delta and the estuary's local watersheds. About $220,000 is available each year to obligate to projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide essential information to decision makers advising them on habitat restoration, or performs habitat-related advocacy and outreach. The emphasis is on estuarine benefits and for "on-the-ground" projects. About 260 wide-ranging projects involving all kinds of partners have been supported since 1992. CFDA Number 15.630. Contact John Klochak, Coastal Program Coordinator, San Francisco Bay Initiative Area, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: 510-792-0222, FAX: 510-792-5828 Email: john_klochak@fws..gov
The objective of the CSGP is to advance the conservation of seabirds by providing funds or supplies to individuals from developing countries as well as those from elsewhere working in those developing countries primarily in or bordering the Pacific Ocean, for conservation and restoration activities that benefit seabirds in the Pacific Ocean. Visit the Pacific Seabird Group web site athttp://www.pacificseabirdgroup.org/index.php?f=grants&t=Grant%20Program&s=1 for eligibility and application details. Applications accepted on an on-going basis.
The 2005-06 Consolidated Grants integrates and coordinates related grant programs for Watershed Protection, Water Management, Agricultural Water Quality, Drinking Water, Urban Storm Water, and Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution Control. A total of approximately $142 million will be made available from eight interrelated grant programs administered by the State Water Board's Division of Financial Assistance. The eight consolidated programs are as follows: 1. NPS Pollution Control Program (Proposition 40, Chapter 4) 2. Coastal NPS Pollution Control Program (Proposition 50, Chapter 5) 3. NPS Implementation Program (Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 (h)) 4. Agricultural Water Quality Grant Program (Propositions 40 and 50, Chapters 4 and 5) 5. Urban Storm Water Program (Proposition 40, Chapter 4) 6. Integrated Watershed Management Program (Proposition 40, Chapter 4) 7. CALFED Drinking Water Quality Program (Proposition 50, Chapter 5) 8. CALFED Watershed Program (Proposition 50, Chapter 7). The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) in coordination with the nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Water Boards), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CALFED, and Resource Agency agencies, are working to implement the 2005-06 Consolidated Grants Program.
Technical review teams (TRTs) have completed the review and scoring of the >190 full proposals submitted. Proposed funding lists will be presented to the State Water Board in September and October. One portion of the consolidated grants, those funded under the Ocean Protection Project, was on a fast track and was approved by the State Board in June. That list is available at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov /funding/docs/consolidgrants0506/ ocean/adopted_fundlist.pdf .
More detailed information on the Consolidated Grants is on the State Board website athttp://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/
consolidgrants0506/ and www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs /grants_loans/
Note: As of Feb. 08, DWR is not able to schedule a new grant round until budget uncertainties are resolved.
a partnership with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: This is a new partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Wal-Mart Corporation to conserve wildlife habitat and offset the footprint of Wal-Mart's domestic facilities through land acquisitions. The new program is entitled "Acres for America" and will permanently conserve at least one acre of priority wildlife habitat for every acre of Wal-Mart's current footprint, estimated at 88,000 acres, as well as the company's future development over the next 10 years, estimated at 5,000 acres per year, putting the minimum total acres to be protected at 138,000. The NFWF is currently accepting applications for projects to acquire lands that meet identified criteria and will have a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Federal funds may be considered as match and higher ratios of matching funds will at times aid in making applications more competitive. The NFWF website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. provides additional information regarding the project criteria, dates for grant proposals and application form for this new funding partnership. If you have any questions, please contact Cherry Green at Cherry_Green@nps.gov or (678) 538-1335.
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced today it is offering “Ocean Guardian” grants of up to $6,000 to a number of California schools whose students create a school or community-based conservation project that protects their local watershed and the ocean. Kindergarten through high schools are eligible in the California counties of Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. A total of $100,000 is being made available through the grant program.
- Centers & Chapters
- Audubon Center at Debs Park
- Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
- California Chapter Network