Grant Opportunities

CHEJ Small Grants Program for Grassroots Groups working on Environmental Health and Justice Issues

CHEJ Small Grants Program for Grassroots Groups working on Environmental Health and Justice Issues

Deadline: 21 February 2020

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) has announced a Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
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. CHEJ believes that no social change on behalf of the exploited comes without strong community-based organizations.

Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Project activities could also include meetings to develop an organizing/strategic plan, training leaders to go door-to-door, events, educational activities which are directly connected to their strategic plan, or general events. It is recommended that project activities be creative, effective and strategic.

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Funding Information

The grant application is different for different sized organizations. Small organizations and all volunteer groups with budgets under $50,000 should apply for Tier One with the button on the right. Grants are available in this tier range from $1,000 to $5,000.
For organizations with budgets no greater than $250,000 should use the Tier Two application. This tier of the program will provide support from $5,000 to $10,000.
For organizations with budgets greater than $250,000 but less than $1,000,000 they are not yet accepting application. This tier will provide support from $10,000 to $20,000.
If applicants are a grassroots group, but are not incorporated and do not have a bank account, applicants will need to find an organization that can accept the funds for their group, such as a faith-based organization or other non-profit who will serve as their “fiscal sponsor.”
Grant activities can include:

Board Development
Fundraising Efforts
Training Leaders to go Door-to-Door
Educational Activities Which Are Directly Connected to applicants Strategic Plan
Board Development
Fundraising Efforts
Training Leaders to go Door-to-Door
Educational Activities Which Are Directly Connected to applicants Strategic Plan
Ineligible Projects

Alerts
Film Production
Individuals
Legal Assistance
Natural Environmental Protection Projects
Organizations Outside of the United States
Environmental Sampling/Testing
Legislative Lobbying
Community Gardens
National Organizations
Market Campaigns
Food Banks
National Campaigns (except local/statewide group- specific efforts that fit into a national campaign)
Groups with annual budget over one million dollars
For more information, visit http://chej.org/chej-small-grants-program/

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