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California Wildlands Grassroots Fund Grant (Cal Wildlands)

Grants to California Nonprofits for Environmental
Programs Addressing Conservation and Restoration

GrantWatch ID#: 175835
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

10/28/16 5:00 PM

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Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofits to promote activism, conservation, restoration, and the overseeing of California's natural habitats and the environment. The Foundation will support projects primarily in rural areas, but will also support those near urban areas that are connected to larger protected areas, or are located along critical wildlife corridors.

The Foundation defines “wildlands” as natural habitats, privately or publicly owned, that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions, and are on a scale necessary to support significant native plant and animal life.

Efforts to advance wildlands and open space protection through county general plans and other local planning mechanisms may be eligible for funding. Cal Wildlands also supports policy advocacy, litigation and regulatory watchdogging at the local, state and federal levels if the project objective is to protect wildlands.

Typical grants range between $1,000 - $3,500. Maximum grant is $5,000.

To be eligible organizations must:
- Have a 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, or be sponsored/affiliated with a 501(c)(3) organization
- Be an organization based in a California community
- Be an organization devoted to protecting and preserving wildlands and open space in California

To be eligible, groups previous year expenses can not exceed $100,000.

If you have received a grant from Cal Wildlands in the past:
- 12 months must pass since you last applied before you may apply again.
- You must have reported on your previous grant in order to be eligible again

The Foundation does not fund:
- Beach clean-ups
- Film or video production or completion, although they will fund outreach or communications strategies that use films or videos as advocacy and organizing tools.

Please note that it may take one day or more to complete the application form, so plan accordingly.

Grant decisions are usually made 3 months after the submission deadline.

Eligibility and Priorities:

How to apply:

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

Completed applications may be submitted to:

To apply online:

Anya Diamond, Grants and Administrative Assistant

Rose Foundation For Communities and the Environment
1970 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612-2218

Phone: (510) 658-0702
Fax: (510) 658-0732

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