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Earth Day Action Grants

Grants to St. Louis Area, Missouri Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Environmental Stewardship Projects

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St. Louis Earth Day

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Grants of up to $2,000 to St. Louis area, Missouri nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, government agencies, and community groups to plan a project that addressed an environmental stewardship issue or to implement an Earth Day program.

Funding will be provided for proposals that take place in in the St. Louis region: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, and St. Clair County.

Applications should be relevant to at least one of the three following principal goals:

1) Provide an opportunity for people to “take action” on an environmental issue.

2) Provide support for small groups and nonprofit organizations seeking to implement an Earth Day program or project.

3) Provide support for small groups and nonprofit organizations that implement Earth Day-aligned programs, projects or services throughout the year.

Examples of Eligible Proposals

- Supplies for a small group trash pick up
- Seeds and trees for a community garden
- Licensing fees to show an environmentally-themed documentary
- Tools for a school garden or outdoor classroom
- Supplies and instructor expenses for an environmentally-themed workshop or special course
- Speaker fees for an environmentally-themed program
- Rain barrel installation at a school or community center
- Native plants for a bird sanctuary or butterfly garden
- Materials for environmentally-themed teacher training
- Implementing recycling and composting at an Earth Day event
- Plants for an outdoor classroom
- Tools for a bike repair workshop

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176666

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests for up to $2,000 will be considered; St. Louis Earth Day anticipates the average grant award will be between $500 and $1,500.

Note: The level of funding available for the Earth Day Action Grant program is based strictly on the amount raised through the St. Louis Earth Day Festival as well as their individual giving campaign. St. Louis Earth Day will only be able to award funding as generated through fundraising efforts and does not guarantee being able to distribute $10,000 if that amount is not raised.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds area available as early as March 1, 2017, and projects must be completed by March 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include: public/private schools, nonprofit organizations, 501(c)3 corporations, governmental agencies/departments, small community groups, including community gardens.

Grants may be awarded to small community groups without official 501(c)3 status, but will require a fiscal agent to receive the funds.

With the exception of schools, first preference will be given to organizations with an annual operating budget under $500,000.

Beginning with the 2018 grants, ongoing projects may not be funded if they’ve been funded for more than 2 consecutive years.

Pre-Application Information:

Partial project funding may be granted — indicate on the application whether partial funding would be accepted.

Important Dates

- January 15: Applications for grant proposals close; all proposal materials are due
- February 15: Judges complete application reviews; all applicants will be notified about grant status
- March 1-April 30: Checks will be mailed to recipients upon receiving signed agreements.
- April 22-23: Grant recipients showcase their projects at the 2018 St. Louis Earth Day Festival.

Funds will be distributed upon receipt of signed agreement.

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online:

St. Louis Earth Day
4125 Humphrey Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, and St. Clair County