Sierra Nevada Conservancy
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER
Funding Research Memos for fuel reduction, parks and trails, habitat preservation, environmental education, and other program areas are available on the SNC funding opportunities webpage. This is a great way to find funding opportunities for your projects!
Upcoming Grants that Might be of Interest:
- The Strategic Growth Council’s Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program Agricultural Conservation Easement and Strategy and Outcome grant programs (due August 1) provide resources for agricultural land conservation.
- Glide Foundation Grants (due August 15) provide funding for animal protection, land and wildlife conservation, and wetland preservation.
- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: California Watershed Protection Fund (due August 17) supports projects designed to benefit the water quality of many of California’s watersheds and their ecosystems.
- BLM Youth Opportunities on Public Lands (no website, search for title on grants.gov – due August 17) funds qualified Youth Conservation Corps to provide hands-on youth learning opportunities in the fields of natural resources management, conservation, preservation, and protection.
- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting research concepts from the general public (due August 24). Submitted concepts will be reviewed to inform which projects may be funded in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
- California Fire Safe Council’s Fire Prevention Grants (due August 30) focus on fire risk reduction activities by landowners and residents in at-risk communities to restore and maintain resilient landscapes and create fire-adapted communities.
- Schwemm Family Foundation Grants (due August 31) seek to sustain and protect resilient, local ecosystems and related biodiversity by focusing on proactive conservation, comprehensive restoration, and related education efforts.
- The Polaris Industries R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program (due September 1) assists national, state, and local organizations in the United States in ensuring the future of ATV riding.
- The Wildlife Conservation Board’s Streamflow Enhancement Program (due September 4) funds projects that enhance the amount, timing and/or quality of water available for anadromous fish, and special status species; or provide resilience to climate change.
- Strong Foundation Grants (due September 15) support environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, planning and training.
- The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grant Program (due September 29) funds programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, particularly species of tribal cultural or traditional importance.
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Project Learning Tree: GreenWorks! Grants (due September 30) provide up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund grants (due October 1) fund nature interpretation programs that bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas, projects that protect various plant and animal species, and acquisition and development of wildlife corridors and trails.
- Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants (due October 1) support efforts to protect the Earth’s beauty and bounty, create a robust and healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, and build stronger communities.
- S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program (due October 19) funds protection, restoration, and/or enhancement projects for wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
- The Patagonia Foundation (rolling) funds small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.
Is your project a part of your local Integrated Regional Water Management Plan? This could be important, not just to get IRWM funding, but to get advances on the newly passed Prop 68-funded grants. Section 80150 of the CA Public Resources Code states that projects included and implemented in an IRWM Plan may be eligible for advance payment of any Prop 68 grant awards if the project proponent is a nonprofit organization and the grant is for less than $1 million. Advance payment of grant funds is rare and can be very helpful in managing cash flow, so this is worth pursuing. Contact your local Regional Water Management Group (your County should be able to give you a contact) for more information, or contact the IRWM Regional Office nearest to you.
Your SNC Area Representative can help you set up an individual consultation with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. To take advantage of this resource, contact your Area Representative.
Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. If you are interested in organizing or attending a workshop, contact your Area Representative. Upcoming workshops are scheduled in Shasta and Amador counties, and additional workshops can be scheduled upon request.