Conservation League to Open Grants Competition

Private Funder: Save-the-Redwoods League; Opportunity: 2017 Education Grants Program (http://tinyurl.com/zwrnodc); Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Up to $5,000 each; Deadline: TBD (the next round of grants is to open soon with an anticipated summer deadline; last year’s deadline was Aug. 12).

Summary: The League funds redwood forest protection and education. Education topics include redwood forest characteristics, redwood ecology, associated watersheds, redwood forest-dependent species, and redwood forest stewardship. Participants may choose to focus their projects on the coast redwood, giant sequoia, or dawn redwood.

The Education Grants Program funds projects that:

  • Provide engaging, firsthand experiences of redwood forests for children and/or adults using traditional (field trips, park interpretive programs, service projects) and nontraditional approaches (after-school programs, family programs, parenting workshops).
  • Encourage classroom teachers to teach about redwoods as a topic and use the redwood forest as a laboratory to master state content standards through curriculum development or continuing education opportunities.
  • Foster the sharing of redwood resources (curricula, activities, trail kits) and the replication of redwood education programs with proven track records.

The League is particularly interested in funding citizen science projects, including those projects implemented by K-12 students.

Info: www.savetheredwoods.org; https://goo.gl/hkNc6o (guidance) or Education@SaveTheRedwoods.org (email) or phone 415/362-2352.

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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