Sierra Nevada Conservancy
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER
July & August 2019
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 CA Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation Program (pre-applications due June 28) supports planning, acquisition, and restoration projects throughout the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains.
- The Dorrance Family Foundation: Animals of the Sierra Nevada Grant Program (letters of inquiry due June 30) supports high-performing nonprofit organizations in the preservation, protection, and recovery of imperiled and at-risk wildlife of the Sierra Nevada region.
- The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (due June 30) has a network of conservation and recreation planning professionals that help community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreational opportunities.
- Honor the Earth: Native Communities Program (due July 1) supports organizations working to increase indigenous communities’ capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore indigenous cultures.
- The California Fire Foundation Wildland Outreach Grant Program (due July 15) supports fire prevention and education messaging on issues, such as wildfire safety, emergency preparedness, and first responder community engagement.
- USDA Conservation Innovation Grants (due July 30) stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.
- The CA Department of Conservation Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program (due July 31) funds local and regional planning projects focused on natural and working lands, as well as capacity and project development for land trusts engaged in agricultural land conservation.
- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment: Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund (due August 1) provides modest general support grants to small grassroots organizations that address tough environmental problems, such as toxic pollution, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of rivers and wild places, and the environmental health of communities.
- The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation Grant Program (due August 1) promotes the long-term good health and viability of communities and regions, including supporting regional planning and sustainability in agriculture and food systems.
- The California Statewide Parks Program (due August 5) provides funding to create new parks and recreation opportunities in critically underserved communities across the state.
- The Nature Conservancy Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator Grant (due August 5) supports innovative demonstration projects with potential for large-scale implementation of natural climate solutions in natural and working lands, such as forests, agricultural lands, grasslands, and wetlands.
- The US Department of Labor YouthBuild Program (due August 6) funds education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24.
- The National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Program (due August 8) supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities, and strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Program (due August 13) supports mountain meadows restoration projects, which provide quantifiable GHG benefits.
- The Leary Firefighters Foundation: Jeremiah Lucey Grant Program (letters of inquiry due August 15) provides funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology, and training.
- The Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation: Regular Grants (due August 15) fund animal protection, as well as other land and wildlife conservation projects.
- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Northern California Forests and Watersheds Program (2019 Request for Proposal is expected to be released in July) provides funding for Storrie Fire restoration (Lassen National Forest) and for California meadow restoration that benefit Desert Terminal Lakes basins.
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.