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Environmental Community Opportunity (ECO) Fund

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Multiple States
for Environmental Education and Stewardship

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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MDU Resources Foundation - Montana-Dakota Utilities Company

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in eligible areas to enhance environmental education and promote environmental stewardship. Applications are invited for projects in communities within the funding source’s service area.

Environmental education projects may include grants for specific teacher training, books or equipment for classroom use, field trips, or special project support in the natural or physical sciences.

Community environmental stewardship projects may include such things as nature trail development, wildlife area enhancement, recycling and community cleanup promotion, or the development of “living laboratories” for the use of students and the general public.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174622

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are limited to a maximum of $2,500 for each successful applicant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds will be made available only to institutions, organizations and programs recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as qualified recipients of contributions. Generally, contributions are restricted to organizations qualified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Consideration is only given to charitable institutions, organizations and programs within the geographic areas where Montana-Dakota conducts business. The company serves customers in 262 communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.

Generally, no consideration will be given to private individuals, or to athletic, labor, fraternal, veterans, political, lobbying, social or religious organizations, or to regional or national organizations without local affiliation. Requests seeking endowment funds will receive low priority.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than October 1 of the year prior to the year for which funding is being sought.

Successful applicants will be selected by November 30.

Awards will be made by January 15.

Contact Information:

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

Mark Hanson
P.O. Box 5650
Bismarck, ND 58506

(701) 530-1093
mark.hanson@mduresources.com

Grant Coverage Areas:

More information about the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. service area may be found here:
https://www.montana-dakota.com/utility-menu/about-us

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana;   North Dakota;   South Dakota;   Wyoming