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Community Grants - Level 2: The Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant

Grants to Washington and British Columbia Nonprofits
for Environmental Education and Restoration

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Mountaineers Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Northwestern Washington and Southwestern British Columbia nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools for conservation projects in the Salish Sea region. Consideration will be given to applications for environmental education projects or restoration projects including an educational research component.

The Mountaineers Foundation promotes actions and fosters understanding to inspire conservation from the Rhododendron Preserve to the Salish Sea region. The Foundation is interested in projects and active programs that preserve and protect environments and living organisms that influence and support the Salish Sea region.

The Salish Sea is the intricate network of coastal waterways that includes the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Washington. Its major bodies of water are the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound.

Level 2 Grants: The Mountaineers Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of the Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant. The Foundation will offer two grants during this round.

For one award, the Foundation will welcome substantial projects that envision significant environmental education benefits with carefully articulated goals and outcomes.

The second award will be given for a restoration project that includes a strong educational research component.

Both grant types should have high impact or visibility and could span multiple years.

Projects may include:
-Direct educational programs and materials related to environmental conservation
-Lectures, conferences, seminars
-Written or audiovisual awareness materials
-Curriculum or other instructional materials

When judging proposals, the Mountaineers Foundation looks for evidence of the following:
-Innovation and originality
-Audience/message/probable impact of educational projects
-The applicant’s ability to conduct and complete the work
-Feasibility of the project
-A realistic and reasonable budget
-Commitment from the other agencies you will partner with
-Significance to the environment or the community
-Completion of the Mountaineers Foundation Applicant Data Sheet

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178867

Number of Grants:

The Foundation will offer two grants during this round.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants have a $15,000 limit each.

Term of Contract:

Grants may span multiple years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation supports:
-Selected projects of 501(c)(3) or of other nonprofit organizations and of certain agencies such as libraries and schools;
-Selected projects that involve a variety of community organizations

The Foundation is unable to support:
-For-profit organizations
-Regular operating expenses (e.g. overhead, ongoing or administrative salaries)
-Projects that include legislative lobbying or support candidates for office
-Commercial ventures or feasibility studies that might lead to commercial products or programs
-Fund drives
-Projects that could harm the environment
-Memberships in organizations
-Projects that have no start/end dates
-Projects that repeat established and/or verified studies

Pre-Application Information:

The Level 2 grant will be offered once during the 2018 calendar year: the deadline for this grant application is October 1st. This is the date for receipt of proposals. Unless the Foundation has further questions about your project, staff will notify you about our funding decision approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the application deadline.

Guidelines:
https://mountaineersfoundation.org/grants/guidelines/?doing_wp_cron=1528983760.0434689521789550781250

Contact Information:

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

Application Form:
http://mountaineersfoundation.org/grants/application/

Contact Form:
https://mountaineersfoundation.org/contact/

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5749
Bremerton, WA 98312-0583

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Salish Sea is the intricate network of coastal waterways that includes the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Washington. Its major bodies of water are the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Salish Sea region

Canada: British Columbia