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Deadline: April 30, 2015

National Environmental Education Foundation: Every Day Capacity-Building Grants

The National Environmental Education Foundation, with support from Toyota Motor Sales, seeks to strengthen nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Grants help these organizations and unleash their potential to serve their public lands. Every Day Grants will strengthen the stewardship of public lands by strengthening Friends Groups through funding for organizational capacity building.

Friends Groups are defined as nonprofit organizations that are focused on serving a public lands site in the United States and the improvement and responsible use of that site. This includes Friends Groups that serve more than one site, such as a regional group of parks. Whether they call themselves a Cooperating Association, a Friends Group or simply a partner, they work in cooperation with land managers to meet the needs of the land and the local community. Public Lands Every Day has created a Friends Group Map as a resource to locate Friends Groups throughout the nation. If the applicant is not listed on the map, they are encouraged to contact the foundation.

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or working through a fiscal agent; have been in existence for at least two years; be a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is focused on serving a public land site in the United States and the improvement and responsible use of that site; have an established collaborative relationship with a local public land site (including federal, state, regional, county, city or other local public land areas) for at least one year; and request funding for only capacity building projects.

Link: http://www.publiclandseveryday.org/grants/capacity-building-grants

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