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ConseRVAtion Fund: Applications now Open (United States)

ConseRVAtion Fund: Applications now Open (United States)

Deadline: 19-Feb-21

The Conservation Fund, a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation, is seeking grant applications from nonprofits working to improve our environment, conserve natural resources, and enhance regional sustainability.

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Early Grant Information for NGOs

This fund, formerly known as the RVA Solar Fund, was developed by a group of donors who approached the Community Foundation to learn more about the use of solar energy in the Richmond region. Their first collaborative grant program encouraged the deployment of solar energy systems at nonprofit and public facilities. They are now focused on a broader initiative to advance local conservation efforts.

Grant Priorities

The Conservation Fund will support projects and organizations with a focus on benefiting the environment, conserving natural resources and enhancing regional sustainability. This includes, but is not limited to:

Small Research Grants for the improvement of education

This grant-making trust inviting Charities to help Socially Disadvantaged Groups during COVID-19

Support available for NGOs working on social innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability

Advocacy grants to strengthen the voice of communities and grassroots activists

USD $250,000 to $2 million funding available for each selected partner to address Covid-19 impact in select countries

Funding provided through capital support for community development projects

Endowment Funding of € 25,000 for young people fighting for freedom

Small Grant Fund for protecting endangered animal species

Grant program for transforming women’s lives for hard to fund projects

Seed Funding for Youth-led Organisations: Invitation to Submit Proposals

Grant Opportunity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Submit Inspiring Projects that drive Long-term Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability

Rapid-Response Fund for CSOs working on Women’s Empowerment

US Funding for Justice, Social Inclusion, empowerment of the vulnerable and freedom from violence

Small Seed Funding and Fellowship for young African leaders for leading social ventures

Renewable energy: solar, hydropower, wind and geothermal;
Energy Efficiency;
Reforestation, soil conservation and preservation of green spaces;
Protecting wildlife habitats and supporting biodiversity;
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” programs;
Efforts contributing to cleaner air, water and soil;
Education and/or job training to support environmentally conscious efforts.
Funding Information

Grant amounts will typically range from $5,000 to $40,000
Eligibility Criteria

Proposals are accepted from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations located in the Community Foundation’s service area, which includes: the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.
For more information, visit https://www.cfrichmond.org/Partnering-with-Us/For-Nonprofits/Community-Investments/Other-Grant-Opportunities/ConseRVAtion-Fund

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