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Environmental Stewardship Fund

Addressing environmental challenges and encouraging appreciation for nature.

Foundation-Directed
Donor-Directed
Families of Funds

Purpose

Environmental Grants

The Environmental Stewardship Fund was established in 2003 with gifts of at least $1,000 from 54 founding donors and a match approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. This fund contributes its available grant money to the Bright Idea Fund specifically to support creative, economically feasible and environmentally sound solutions that benefit broad segments of the population to improve the well-being of current and future generations.

Grant requests must meet at least one of the fund’s stated priorities:

Priority 1: Access and Inclusion — Provide opportunities and remove barriers so all people can experience nature and learn the importance of a healthy environment.Priority 2: Community Education & Awareness — Improve environmental education and increase public awareness about environmental topics affecting our communities, homes and places of business.Priority 3: Well-Being — Preserve, protect and enhance the region's natural resources in ways that will improve the well-being of current and future residents.

To Apply

A variety of environmental grants are available from the Bright Idea Fund ranging from $2,500-$25,000. Learn more about applying here.

Read the Community Foundation’s general grant policies to see if your project qualifies.