Foundation / Corporation
Project Learning Tree (PLT)
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and Territories schools, community groups, nature centers, or museums for projects that involve youth in environmental and conservation education. Applicants must attend a pre-application training. Projects should help students enhance the environment of their schools or neighborhoods. Proposed projects must incorporate service-learning, exemplify student voices, involve at least one community partner, and secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable).
The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: students implementing recycling programs at their school, conserving water and energy, establishing school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improving a forest, or restoring a natural habitat.
GrantWatch ID#: 170195
Up to $1,000
Projects must be completed in one year.
Any organization, community group, nature center, museum, school, etc. that is based in the United States or U.S. Territories and that involves youth in environmental and/or conservation education is welcome to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.
Please note: Only PLT’s online workshops for PreK-8, Early Childhood, and new e-units meet the online training eligibility requirements.
For more information on available workshops, go to:
At least a 50% match s required. In-kind matches are acceptable.
The annual deadline to apply is September 30.
Funding will be distributed in December 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
For additional information contact:
Or, contact your PLT State Coordinator:
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)