Nonprofit Favors Outdoor Projects

grantsPrivate Funder: Norcross Wildlife Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Conservation, education; Geographic Focus: National (priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising funds they need to do critical work); Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: Grants generally range up to $5,000 (it made about $1 million in grants last year); Deadline: TBA (the next round is to open in January).

Summary: Funder supports grassroots conservation efforts. Grants support program-related office and field equipment, and public education and outreach materials. The foundation also provides no-interest loans for local organizations to help them acquire land prioritized for conservation. Schools and youth groups have won support in the past. The Catskill Mountainkeeper in Youngsville, NY won a $4,500 grant to support the Catskill School Garden Project, Sturgeon City of Jacksonville (NC) won a $2,000 grant for a youth water conservation program and the Colorado Youth Corps. Assn. won a $2,500 grant for two laptop computers.

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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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