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Deadline: July 16, 2019

Center for Health, Environment and Justice: Small Grants Program

Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) has a Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues. Grassroots communities of color, low wealth, rural, and urban groups are encouraged to apply. This grant program will support projects that help groups move toward their goals by building leadership, increasing capacity, and/or providing training and education. A priority of CHEJ’s Small Grants Program is to help grassroots community groups to build their capacity. The program is designed to especially reach people from low wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harms.

CHEJ prioritizes community-based organizations aiming to have local, state, and regional impact as the core of the health and environmental justice movement. Grant activities can include:

  • Board development
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Training leaders to go door-to-door
  • Educational activities which are directly connected to the applicant’s strategic plan
  • Membership outreach
  • Meeting to develop organizing/strategic plans
  • Events that are part of a strategic plan
  • General events

Amount: Awards are dependent on organization size as follows:

  • Organizations with budgets under $50,000: Grants range from $1,000-$5,000
  • Organizations with budgets between $50,000-$250,000: Grants range from $5,000-$10,000
  • Organizations with budgets over $250,000: Grants range from $10,000-$20,000

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or organizations that apply through a fiscal sponsor.

Link: http://chej.org/chej-small-grants-program/

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