Foundation / Corporation
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations to promote the restoration and protection of the Everglades. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding will support a range of high-impact advocacy efforts that demonstrate political effectiveness.
The Foundation anticipates that organizations chosen to receive grants will maximize their inherent strengths, focus on generating measurable outcomes and find ways to add value to their efforts to save the River of Grass.
In 2018, the Everglades Foundation will focus its efforts on restoration initiatives that:
-Raise the profile of Everglades restoration at the local, state and national levels through communications, community mobilization and grassroots organizing.
-Employ strategic and tactically sound advocacy campaigns or unique skill sets that influence media, advance policymaker education and develop champions on specific Everglades restoration projects and key policy outcomes.
-Broaden the base of support for Everglades restoration by building alliances beyond environmental
Special consideration provided to applicants with unique spheres of influence, skill sets and relationships. In addition to compatibility with Everglades Foundation goals, quality of staff, prove effectiveness, fiscal strength and issue leadership will be evaluated.
GrantWatch ID#: 143395
The Foundation does not generally provide multi-year grants, and Foundation support should not be viewed as a recurring source of funds.
The application must include a copy of the organization’s most recent IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) status or 501(c)(4) status
The Foundation will not fund indirect costs (such as rent, overhead, utilities, furniture, etc.), or fees/payments to the grantee’s national or regional umbrella organizations. Only the salaries of employees working directly on the proposed project or program will be considered. Employee benefits for salaried positions are limited to 28% of the annual salary.
The Foundation does not fund lobbying. “Lobbying” includes both grassroots lobbying and direct lobbying. Internal Revenue Code 4911 defines “lobbying expenditure” to be expenditures for the purpose of influencing legislation. This includes action by Congress, by any state legislature, by any local governing body, or by the public in a referendum, initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure.
If your organization did not receive 2017 funding from Everglades Foundation, please contact Dawn Shirreffs for a pre-proposal discussion prior to the 2018 grant cycle.
Grant proposals are reviewed annually. Proposals must be received by September 1, 2017 for the 2018 grant cycle.
Grant awards will be announced in December 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dawn Shirreffs, Senior Everglades Policy Advisor & Grants Administrator
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157