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Charles F. Flinn and Walker B. Tilley Fund for Sustainable Forestry

Grants to Mendocino County, California Nonprofit Organizations
to Enhance the Value of Local Forests and Range Lands

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (CFMC) - Field-of-Interest Funds

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Mendocino County, California nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the enhancement, restoration, and maintenance of local forests, watersheds, range lands, and animal habitats. Funding is intended to help public and non-industrial private owners of forests to improve the environmental, economic, and social values of Mendocino County’s working forests and range lands.

Key activities that will be funded include, but are not limited to:
- Research and demonstration (including re-measurement of plots);
- Public and youth education and outreach directed toward learning about using the forests for economic production, not conservation;
- Education (best management practices);
- Restoration of forests and watersheds, with a preference for projects related to forest restoration over stream restoration;
- Removal of invasive species;
- Mitigation of the impact of forest roads;
- Fire management (including Tan-Oak management);
- Fish and wildlife habitat protection and enhancement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184728

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $500-$5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects and/or activities supported by a Field-of-Interest grant should be concluded by April 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In 2019, the Community Foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are assisting public and small private (non-industrial) forest owners to maintain and enhance the economic, social, and environmental values of Mendocino County’s working forests and range lands.

Field of Interest Grant Eligibility:
To apply, organizations may not have an open Field-of-Interest grant and all previous reporting must be successfully completed. In addition, applicant organizations must:
- Serve residents of Mendocino County. Applicants not headquartered in Mendocino County must ensure that all grant dollars requested are spent within the County;
- Be legally chartered in California and in possession of determination letter from the IRS declaring the organization a public charity that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3); or be a school district, tribe, or special district (e.g. community services, recreation, fire protection); or have an aligned mission with a fiscal sponsor;
- Have two years of operational history;
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Applicants may not use grants for:
- Political contributions or to support political campaigns or lobbying;
- Influencing the outcome of or participate in any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive;
- Purposes other than those which are religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of Section 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Purposes other than those stated in the grant award.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 5 days in advance of the deadline to resolve any technical difficulties or unforeseen Internet connectivity issues. Applicants can access a list of questions and the budget form, and are encouraged to complete them in advance to facilitate the online application process.

Grant recipients will be notified of award by April 5, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Please email your questions to:
Michelle Rich, Director of Grants and Programs
Or call: 707-468-9882

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Mendocino County