Group Offers Grants to Promote Urban Conservation

Private Funder: Celebrate Urban Birds; Opportunity: 2017 Mini-Grant Program; Funding Focus: Education, bird-watching and the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Museums, libraries, community centers, clubs and schools; Funding: Multiple grants up to $750 each; Deadline (TBA): The next round of grants will open this fall; last year’s deadline was Jan. 30.

Summary: An initiative of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the grants encourage community organizations, educators and youth to host neighborhood events that introduce the public to birds found in urban areas. Funded events should feature activities involving birds, community service, art, greening, and/or science. Organizations working with underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Schools have won grants in the past; the Branch Brook School in Newark, NJ, and the American Indian Magnet School, St. Paul, MN, received awards.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/kllkwyh (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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