Foundation Opens Competition for Outdoor Grants

Funder: American Forest Foundation’s Project Learning Tree; Opportunity: GreenWorks grants; Funding Focus: Youth, education and the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations; Funding: Multiple awards, up to $3,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30.

Summary: Awards focus on K-12, pre-school efforts. Grants support educators who implement environmentally conscious community action and service-learning projects. Projects should address an environmental issue and involve students from pre-school to high school in hands-on community action. Funding requires 50% matching funds. Some examples of past grant projects include stream clean-up, graffiti paint-over and outdoor classrooms.

Traditional GreenWorks grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, involve at least one community partner, and can be completed within a year.

Info: http: tinyurl.com cd-pubs-4103q; James McGirt, jmcgirt@plt.org, 202/765-3531.

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