Grants for Environmental Projects
501(c)(3) Grants for Environmental Projects in the United States
Wondering where to find grants or funds for environmental projects? Look no further, this list is for you! Find grants for environmental projects for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization here. This list of grants includes grants for environmental projects, government grants for environmental projects, artist grants for environmental projects, and federal grants for environmental projects. Get even more grants for environmental projects by starting a 14-day free trial of Instrumentl.
NOTE: This program is NOT a grant, but rather a matching funds program.
Traditionally, technology and nonprofits have existed in separate worlds. At Elevation, we are bridging this longstanding gap by combining these two ostensibly different industries into one. We believe that technology is a catalyst that can propel nonprofits into making a greater impact. Our team at Elevation is that bridge and our solutions are the driving forces behind nonprofits generating quantifiable change and inspiring others to do the same. This idea is the foundation of how we do business every day.
Read more about mission & values here.
At Elevation, we are united under one goal – provide quality digital solutions to nonprofit organizations so they can continue generating measurable change in their communities. In order to fulfill this mission, we have fostered a design process that is customized, flexible, and results-driven. Our clients receive fully functioning, efficient websites, and more. Your website is a tool and an integral part of fulfilling your nonprofit’s mission. When developed with the right team and ideas, you’ll be able to reach broader audiences and transmit a greater positive impact.
Read more about Elevation's team & clients here.
1 for 1 Matching Fund
For every dollar your nonprofit invests in Elevation’s in-house services, we will match that dollar with one of our own.
Born out of our mission to elevate nonprofits’ impact, our 1 for 1 Matching Fund helps us to provide otherwise out-of-reach services to eligible nonprofit partners.
How can your organization participate?
If you are a nonprofit with a project and would like to apply for assistance, please complete our brief online application.
Are there Additional Requirements?
We work with all sectors, from religious to environmental, provided that their missions align with the values listed on Elevation's "About Us" page. For logistical purposes, we do rely on a point of contact based in the US, Canada, or Europe, but past recipient organizations have been located across the Americas and Africa as well.
Which Projects are Eligible?
- Website Design & Re-design in WordPress
- CRM Integrations in WordPress
- Branding & Graphic Design
- Marketing & Google Grants
- On-going WordPress Support
- Website Hosting
Is there a maximum benefit?
We match what you raise, up to a 50K project. (For a 50K project, we’ll fund up to 25K. For a 16K project, we fund up to 8K, etc.) We consider projects over 50K to be appropriate for well-established organizations and thus are not eligible for this program. We still strive to provide all nonprofits with the best results for every dollar they spend.
Why do we need other funding for the first half of our project?
We understand that nonprofits are under-resourced. We include a stipulation about additional funding to support an organization's commitment to finishing a project, which we have found to work best when additional parties are invested. If you feel the project minimums are unachievable for your organization but you can provide empirical data showing strong community support, please include that information in your application.
What is the timeframe for projects?
The minimum timeframe for projects is 4 months, though most projects take 5 to 6 months to complete. Projects that take longer than 6 months due to delays from the client incur an extraordinary fee.
What is the time commitment required from our staff?
On average, website clients can expect their staff to dedicate 10 labor hours each week in order to make adequate progress. The amount of time required from your staff members depends on how much they split up the work and how much support your organization has for creating content, writing copy, and accessing hosting and integration information from the other technologies you use. Significant, actionable progress on a project must be made within two weeks of a request from the Project Manager, or your project will be placed on hold.
Note: Every grant applicant must include a letter of recommendation from any HDR employees who are actively involved in the organization. These employees will act as "employee sponsors" to help answer questions about the application process, but an HDR employee cannot fill out the application for an organization. If an applicant does not have an HDR employee sponsor, it will not be considered for a grant.
What We Support
Through the HDR Foundation, we seek to fund organizations located in the communities in which our employees live and work. In the U.S., eligible applicants include U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, educational institutions, and political subdivisions such as school districts or libraries.
Our Areas of FocusThe foundation's areas of focus mirror HDR's breadth of knowledge and expertise. We provide grants for projects that demonstrate direct impact as well as projects that can be replicated or scaled. Our areas of focus included:Education Our company, clients and communities benefit from a well-educated, skilled and informed population. Examples of projects we may fund include education projects that support:
- Environmental science
- Consulting and planning
Healthy CommunitiesWith a healthcare design practice that is consistently ranked No. 1, we value the importance of healthcare and healthy communities. Examples of types of healthcare and healthy community projects we may fund include:
- Active lifestyles
- Wellness education
- Preventative healthcare
- Alternative healthcare delivery methods
EnvironmentalWe promote the value of environmentally responsible practices to our clients, employee-owners and communities. Examples of projects we may fund include:
- Active transportation modes, such as walking or biking
- Water, energy and waste reduction projects
- Innovative, small-scale renewable energy and water reuse
- Community-led environmental restoration efforts
We consider our large grants on an annual basis. The grants are greater than $20,000 and one year in duration. We will review multi-year requests only for projects with significant outcomes. In these cases, the grantee must clearly demonstrate the significance and advantage of funding a multi-year request. Our online application must be completed to be considered for any grant funding. Grant recipients will be contacted with the foundation's decision once approved by the Foundation Board.
New Earth Foundation
In 1997, John Loveland founded New Earth Foundation. His vision for New Earth Foundation was, and it still is, assisting to create an enhanced worldwide awareness, manifesting as universal respect for all forms of life, the responsible use of Earth’s resources in sustainable ways, and a common realization that all is interconnected and One. New Earth Foundation envisions greater wisdom in handling human affairs, an increased understanding of other cultures, and the willingness to cooperate.
It is New Earth Foundation’s mission and delight to fund innovative, humanitarian projects according to the vision of New Earth Foundation, from community efforts that create models of social sustainability, to educational innovations that prepare youth to be future socially responsible leaders; from strategies that offer economic advances, to environmental initiatives that curb pollution and save the planet’s precious resources and earth's natural biosphere.
What NEF Seeks to Fund
New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization.
The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities.
NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.
The FAWCO Foundation Development Grant
The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants financially assist projects which are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA. The purpose of the program is to fund projects that can make an immediate impact and lead to success for the people they support. The assistance offered should be direct, with a goal of sustainability.
Through The Foundation, FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects around the globe for over 45 years. Some clubs are working “hands-on” with their projects while others make financial contributions or donations of goods. FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA are passionate about supporting projects that improve the human condition throughout the world. The DGs provide the financial assistance that can help the recipients achieve their goals.
The Development Grant categories are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.
The Foundation encourages FAWCO clubs to nominate grassroots organizations that receive little or no great sponsorship or support. Each FAWCO club may nominate two different projects each year.
The grant categories are aligned with the UN Millennium Goals.
The FAWCO Foundation 2020 Development Grants will be offered in these categories:
For projects promoting literacy, supporting academic studies, building or providing classrooms, libraries or general learning facilities for disadvantaged children or providing training designed to lead to economic and other types of empowerment for women and girls.
Due to the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.
- AW Surrey Hope Through Education $5,000
- Educating Women & Girls Worldwide, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews $5,000
- For programs specifically aimed at women and/or girls.
- Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa’s Children $5,000
- For programs specifically in the geographical area of Africa and will be awarded to the Africa-focused nominated project which receives the most votes.
For projects in a FAWCO Member Club’s host country or the world:
- providing vocational training, teaching practical skills, promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups,
- or addressing the critical problems of violence, food and shelter, healthcare, education, poverty, advocacy, human trafficking, prostitution, refugees, including all those impacted by economic, political or other forced migration,
- or promoting cultural understanding.
Due to the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.
- Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AW Eastern Province $5,000
- FAUSA Effecting Change for Women and Children at Risk $5,000
- Safe Haven, sponsored in part by the family and friends of Louise Greeley-Copley $5,000
- For programs specifically supporting the Human Right to Safety and Shelter including:
- Refugee Programs
- Protection for Women and Children Fleeing Violence
- Victims of Human Trafficking
- Shelters for Natural or Man-made Disasters
For projects promoting the responsible use of the environment to provide for the basic needs of a family or a community.
- Nurturing Our Planet - $5000
Global Issues - NEW for 2020!
Close To Home $5,000
This Grant can be placed within any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which we align our Development Grants in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights. In order to recognize FAWCO club’s local charities that are often overlooked on the world’s stage, the TFF is offering this Development Grant that is available for projects that take place in the nominating Club’s home country.
For projects providing medical treatment, diagnostic services, preventive care or medical counseling. This can include, but is not limited to, cancer, HIV/AIDS, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, substance abuse, life-improving surgeries, mental issues, the critically ill, the disabled, the aged, medical transport, special needs and maternal health for mothers and children.
Critical Health Concerns - $5000
Robert F. Schumann Foundation
The Robert F. Schumann Foundation was established by Mr. Schumann out of his beliefs that the environment is essential to sustain the future of the planet, that education is essential to solve many quality of life issues for society, and that arts and cultural programs offer society hope and the ability to dream. Mr. Schumann was an avid environmentalist and fought for open spaces where birds and other animals could maintain habitats and where people could enjoy nature. He supported efforts to improve the planet through environmental education, as well as artistic and cultural institutions that sought to raise the quality of life for local communities. Robert F. Schumann developed a love of birds early in his life. From a young age, he continued to learn and understand the importance of protecting the environment from over-development and pollution. He purchased acreage in upstate New York where he created a bird sanctuary known as Nuthatch Hollow. There he began a partnership with the local university allowing students, faculty and staff to use the land for environmental studies. Mr. Schumann served on the board of many environmental and educational institutions seeking to encourage the interests of students of all ages to understand and appreciate the importance of protecting and enjoying the environment. Robert F. Schumann died on December 8, 2011. His legacy of support for the environment, education, arts and culture will continue through the work of his foundation for many years to come.
The Robert F. Schumann Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of both humans and animals by supporting environmental, educational, arts and cultural organizations and agencies.
There are no program limitations; however, the foundation is interested in primarily supporting environmental sustainability, education, the arts and humanities.
- Arts, culture, and humanities
- Environment, animals
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Application forms must be requested each year online prior to submitting an application. When you submit an LOI, a member of the foundation staff will be contacting you within the next five business days regarding the status of your request.
Full applications are due at the "full proposal" deadline above.
The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion.
The Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas:
- Social Service
- Health care
- Civic and cultural
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give it flexibility in providing grants.
Over the past decade, approximately 28% of our grants have been related to education, 28% to social services, 22% to hospitals and healthcare, 17% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories. The majority of our grants are made in the U.S. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook.
There is no limit on grant amounts; however, on average, our grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.