Woodard and Curran Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education on Water
Scarcity or Technology to Address Water Issues

GrantWatch ID#: 171781
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Woodard and Curran Foundation

07/01/17 Midnight; 9/15/17 Midnight - Impact Grant Full Submission only

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and one significantly larger grant to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that address water-related issues. Smaller grants are intended for STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) that address the issue of water scarcity. Such projects fall into the Track 1 category, are one year in duration, and must be located in a state where Woodard and Curran Inc. either has an office or operates a treatment facility, specifically: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming.

Additionally, a Track 2 Impact Grant of $100,000 will be awarded to an organization that operates nationally or internationally for a three-year innovative project that applies or advances technology to address water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) issues relating to climate change. A letter of interest is due by July 1, 2017, with the full application due September 15, 2017.


Up to three (3) Track 1 Grants and one (1) Track 2 Grant will be awarded.

- Track 1: Up to three smaller grants totaling $9,000 with no one grant exceeding $5,000 are available in this category.
- Track 2: $100,000 will be distributed over three consecutive years beginning in October 2017 ($33,000 in 2017, $33,000 in 2018, and $34,000 in 2019).

Track 1 Grants are one (1) year in duration.
Track 2 Grants are three (3) years in duration.

All applicants must:

-Be a US-based organization;
-Have received 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation as of the date of the application;
-Support the public at large (i.e., not a single individual);
-Not be a house of worship, a political organization, or political action committee;
-Not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or orientation.

If you are applying for a Track 1 (1-Year) grant, your organization must be based in the US, AND your project must be located in a state where Woodard & Curran, Inc. either has an office or operates a treatment facility (i.e., CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, or WY).

If you are applying for a Track 2 Impact Grant (3-Year), your organization must be based in the US, but your project can be located in the US or internationally. Projects that use primarily international staff to benefit non-U.S. locations (e.g., if only the project coordinator is U.S.-based) are not likely to be considered.

The deadline to submit a full application for Track 1 is July 1, 2017. The Track 1 (1-year) grant recipients will be notified in October 2017.

More information regarding the Track 1 application process may be found here:

To apply for Track 2, the first step in the process is to provide basic project information and submit a Letter of Interest that describes why your project would be a good fit for the Impact Grant. Basic project information must be submitted online. Letters of Interest must be emailed to the contact address below. Letters of Interest are accepted on a rolling basis; however, to be considered for the 2017 Impact Grant, basic project information and Letter of Interest must be received by July 1, 2017.

If you are selected to submit a full application, your application will be due by midnight on September 15, 2017. A telephone interview or site visit may be requested. The Impact Grant recipient will be announced in November 2017.

More information regarding the Track 2 application process may be found here:


How to Apply:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply for the Track 1 grant online:

Submit basic project information for Track 2 online:

Letters of Interest for Track 2 must be in pdf format and be emailed to

Questions that are not addressed by the FAQs can be directed to the address above.

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