10 Environment Grants that Mean the World to Us
Everyone who has either owned property or rented an apartment has learned the importance of taking care of their home. However, this rule shouldn’t apply to one’s residential space only, but to the planet as a whole. Earth is home to an estimated 7.89 billion people. But instead of giving back to this home, many people take it for granted and forget to do their part in taking care of the planet.
Earth Day is a chance to change this by using the holiday to do something good for the planet. Make a future plan to do something that will benefit the environment. Maybe commit to taking shorter showers, learn more about recycling, volunteer with a local environmental organization, or consider biking and walking when possible.
GrantWatch has a category specifically for grants for the environment. And to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, GrantWatch is sharing 10 of the top environment grants currently available below. All of these grants include funding to go toward programs that promote environmentally sustainable workplaces, neighborhoods, and schools.
Other Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
- Buy reusable bags to use instead of plastic bags when shopping.
- Try composting.
- Volunteer at your local community garden.
- Lead a trash pick-up in your neighborhood.
- Use reusable straws.
- Invest in a refillable water bottle.
- Donate old clothes, shop at thrift stores, or consider turning old clothes into cleaning rags.
- Enjoy some time outdoors doing something you enjoy.
10 Grants for Earth Day 2022
- Firstly, there are grants to U.S. private sector entities for projects that will improve the environment. Funding is for projects focused on climate, clean energy, clean water, and cleaning up toxins and waste.
- Grants of up to $5,000 and in-kind donations to U.S. nonprofits, groups, and businesses to conserve and protect important wildlife habitats in ponds, rivers, swamps, wetlands, and streams.
- There are also grants of $3,500 to a U.S. organization, individual, or group for an environmental stewardship initiative. Some activities include litter prevention, park beautification events, trail building or restoration projects, earth study missions, sustainable land management activities, community environmental educational projects, and youth educational engagement events.
- In addition, there are grants of up to $25,000 to U.S., Canada, and International researchers for wildlife and plant protection initiatives.
- In-kind grants of products valued at up to $4,000 are available to nonprofit and educational organizations to support animal habitat conservation research.
- Funding is also available to U.S. organizations for conservation projects. These grants are for projects that benefit on-the-ground work and improve habitats in natural lakes, reservoirs, or tributaries that connect lakes or reservoirs.
- Additionally, grants of $750 are open to K-12 teachers, community college faculty members, and students to support participation in the earth science disciplines.
- Grants of up to $15,000 are also open to nonprofits for advertising campaigns on wildland preservation.
- In addition, there is funding of up to $8,000 to U.S. journalists to report on climate change. Focus areas for journalists include coastal stories based on recent climate research for publication by news outlets in coastal states.
- Finally, there are grants and in-kind services to organizations for programs that promote recycling.
Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch also has a category for climate change grants, as well as one for energy grants and one for Pets/Animal/Wildlife grants.
Also, make sure to sign up for a paid subscription to GrantWatch. By doing so, you and your organization can receive access to more than 8,000 grants for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. This includes full eligibility criteria, contact information for grant funders, and application links.
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