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The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Natural
Resources Conservation and Management

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for the conservation of natural resources. The Foundation places primary emphasis on the conservation and management of marine ecosystems. LOIs are due September 8. The majority of grants (over 85 percent) are made for projects involving the conservation of natural resources in eastern North America and the Caribbean Basin, with an emphasis on the United States.

Major Program Areas (in descending order of size):
-Marine resource conservation and management with priority given to fisheries
-South Florida Ecosystems (Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys)
-Alabama environmental issues
-D.C. Metro area environmental issues*
-Population and environment initiatives*

*limited to preselected organizations

Site-specific grants are limited to South Florida and Alabama.

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GrantWatch ID#: 180156

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Grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Average grant size is $15,000 to $25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must provide a copy of their organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) letter and EIN number.

No grants will be made to individuals or endowment funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Most grants are restricted and require 1:1 match (following receipt of the grant) and confirmation that 100% of your organization's Board of Directors are also financial donors.

The initial approach letter of inquiry is due by the first Friday in April or the second Friday in September.

Proposal deadlines (if a full proposal is needed—the inquiry may be enough) are May 14 and October 16. No unsolicited grant proposals will be accepted.

Grant review meetings will be held in mid-June and mid-November (approximate dates). Final notification will be received within three weeks following consideration

Contact Information:

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

The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
1320 19th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036

P: (202) 887-8992
F: (202) 887-8987

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