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Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribal Entities,
and Schools for Environmental Stewardship Initiatives

Conservation for All Grant

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Maine Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/15/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal entities, and public schools for environmental and recreational projects. Funding is intended for project support, as well as for operational and programming needs. Proposals are welcome for projects that build strong connections between residents of Maine and the state's land and water.

To receive a grant, an organization or project must:

  • Create or facilitate access to and use of land and water, particularly for underserved populations. This means: Taking specific actions to increase opportunities for those who are not accessing or using the outdoors by, for example, reducing physical or economic barriers, increasing awareness, or creatively encouraging participation
  • Engage people and communities who will benefit or be impacted by involving them in the design, implementation, or evaluation of conservation projects.

For projects and organizations that will be given additional priority, see the URL for Full Text. 

This program provides:

  • General support grants to conservation organizations (i.e., organizations with land and/or water conservation and/or protection included in the mission) for organizational programming and operational needs
  • Project grants to other organizations implementing conservation projects.

Conservation for All awards grants to help organizations improve their internal practices and policies to better support racial equity. MaineCF wants to support organizations that are best set up for success and be clear about what will be funded.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174343

Estimated Size of Grant:

Max Award: $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Nonprofit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and also classified as an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2)
- Municipalities
- Public schools
- Public agencies working for the State of Maine
- Indian tribal governments (or political subdivisions) recognized by the Department of the Interior
- Groups without any tax status may apply with a fiscal sponsor that is an eligible organization as described above.

For information about fiscal sponsorship, see: https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/help-for-applicants/fiscal-sponsorship/

Funds may not be used for:
- Purchase of land or conservation easements.
- Expenses already incurred
- Regranting to a secondary grantee through a competitive process
- Political campaigns
- Lobbying in the form of calls to action on a specific vote
- Religious activities, including, but not limited to, religious services, promotion of religious beliefs, or activities that are restricted to church or religious group membership.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application Opens: July 1
- Deadline: September 15
- Notification: by November 15

Any eligible organization may submit one application per grant program.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff to discuss their proposal or project prior to applying.

Eligibility and Grant Guidelines: https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/help-for-applicants/grant-guidelines/

Deadlines: https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/available-grants-deadlines/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://mainecf-grants.smapply.io/

Staff Contact:
Laura Lee
llee@mainecf.org
207-412-0838

If you have additional questions please contact grantproposals@mainecf.org or (207) 412-0846.

Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605-1613
207-667-9735

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine

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