ConseRVAtion Fund: Applications now Open (United States)
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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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.
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;
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.
Grant amounts will typically range from $5,000 to $40,000
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