Private 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.
Info: http://www.norcrosswildlife.org/; 212/362-4831.