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California Watershed Protection Fund Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies for
Projects to Improve Water Quality in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

LOI Date:

08/17/18

Deadline Date:

10/12/18 5:00 PM PST

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofits organizations and tribal or governmental agencies for projects designed to improve the water quality of designated watersheds and their ecosystems. A letter of inquiry is due August 17, 2018. Priority will be given to well-established organizations with a strong track record of community-based water quality stewardship.

Projects Supported: The project must be designed to benefit the water quality of the currently eligible watersheds and their ecosystems:
- Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta and their watersheds including American River, Feather River, and Lake Oroville
- Southern California Bight and Los Angeles area watersheds, including Santa Ana River and San Gabriel River
- Humboldt Bay
- Mad River
- San Francisco Bay
- Monterey Bay
- Russian River

Environmental Justice: While this is not specifically an environmental justice fund, supporting environmental and social justice is a core organizational value that guides all of the Foundation's grantmaking. Projects that advance environmental justice as well as water quality will receive preference.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172457

Term of Contract:

Most grants are for a one year period; however, the applicant does not have to ask for a one year grant. It is permitted to request a shorter or longer grant period if that is what the applicant needs.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant requirements: The applicant must demonstrate the capacity to complete the proposed project, including experience in successfully conducting similar or otherwise related work in the past.

Nonprofit status: The applicant must be a 501(c)3 organization, fiscally-sponsored by a 501(c)3, or a governmental or tribal entity. If the applicant works with a small organization that lacks nonprofit status but has a compelling project, the Rose Foundation may be willing to act as the applicant's fiscal sponsor for this grant proposal

Most grants are awarded to well-established organizations with a strong track record of community-based water quality stewardship.

The California Watershed Protection Fund is currently accepting applications related to the following: Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta and their watersheds (including American River, Feather River, and Lake Oroville), Southern California Bight and Los Angeles area watersheds (including Santa Ana River and San Gabriel River), Humboldt Bay, Mad River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Russian River.

In order to make space for new applicants, grantees who received funding within the last 12 months are discouraged from applying this round.

California Watershed Protection Fund Grants are not recommended for very small organizations or first-time grant seekers.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines:

Spring Round:
- Letters of Inquiry are due February 16th at 5PM PST
- Invited Applications are due April 13th at 5PM PST
- Grant awards will be announced May 2018

Fall Round:
- Letters of Inquiry are due August 17th at 5PM PST.
- Invited Applications are due October 12th at 5PM PST
- Grant awards will be announced December 2018

All interested applicants must submit an online letter of inquiry as an initial step. This letter allows Rose Foundation to determine if the proposal appears to be a good fit for the fund. The letter of inquiry must be submitted via our online application system

Eligibility and Priorities:
https://rosefdn.org/california-watershed-protection-fund/eligibility

Application Information:
https://rosefdn.org/california-watershed-protection-fund/apply

Contact Information:

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

To submit and LOI:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=rosefdn&;

Tim Little, Executive Director
Email: tlittle@rosefdn.org

Rose Foundation
1970 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612-2218

Grant Coverage Areas:

Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta and their watersheds (including American River, Feather River, and Lake Oroville), Southern California Bight and Los Angeles area watersheds (including Santa Ana River and San Gabriel River), Humboldt Bay, Mad River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Russian River.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California