Nature Conservancy: Nature Works Everywhere Garden GrantsDeadline: October 5, 2018
The Nature Conservancy is awarding grants to support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. These include: access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection. The Nature Conservancy’s goal is to support young people who work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation.
Examples of the types of projects that will be awarded funding include:
- Rain gardens and other nature-based solutions for urban stormwater management, including but not limited to bioswales, vegetative buffers, and constructed/restored wetlands
- Native habitat and/or pollinator gardens
- Urban forestry projects including but not limited to orchard plantings, native tree plantings, and tree care and stewardship
- Projects that help address local challenges around climate change
- Food gardens that help address challenges around access to healthy food
- Other student-driven projects that address a challenge around air quality, urban heat island effect, climate change, stormwater, access to healthy food, etc.
Amount: Fifty grants of $2,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Public or charter schools across the United States (minus U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa). School must be located within an urban area. Preference will be given to Title 1 schools.