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Following are several funding sources targeted to environmental education. Look for other EE funding sources on the state and regional EE resources pages. You can also do a keyword search on all of these sites by following the grant search link.

Disney Planet Challenge Funding for Public School Classrooms    
Deadline: November 1, 2010 (Early submissions have best chance of receiving funding.)

Disney's Planet Challenge is offering match funding to hands-on environmental project(s) submitted by 3rd through 8th grade teachers requesting $650 or less in materials. Full-funding is available to teachers who also sign up to participate in Disney's Planet Challenge after August 18th!

1. Start by logging-in to your teacher account on Or sign-up at

2. After login, submit a hands-on project request that focuses on benefiting the environment (projects on water conservation and watershed protection, recycling, composting, restoring/creating community gardens, etc.) requesting $650 or less in materials.

3. If interested, visit after August 18th and sign up for the Disney's Planet Challenge, using the same email address you used for your account.

Within a week of project approval, if your projects meets the above criteria, you will see a Disney's Planet Challenge logo on your project page. This means it has qualified for this match offer and now has a great chance of being fully funded by the other donors that visit our site. If your project qualifies and you sign up for Disney’s Planet Challenge, your project will receive this funding by December 18, 2010.
The URL is:

WHALE TAIL® Grants Program    
Deadline: November 1, 2010

The California Coastal Commission’s WHALE TAIL® Grants Program is accepting proposals for coastal and marine education projects. This program funds projects encouraging people to value and take action to improve the health of California’s coast, marine life, or watersheds that connect with the California coast. Educational projects improving the quality of beaches or coastal or marine habitats are also eligible. Emphasis is on reaching underserved students or members of the public. Nonprofits, schools, and government agencies may apply. Applicants may request up to $50,000, and 25-50% of the funding will be allocated in small grants below $10,000. A total of $226,000 will be distributed.
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EPA’s 2011 Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Awards Program & National Symposium ~ Wash    
January 13-15, 2011 ~ Washington, DC

EPA’s annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium brings together over 500 leaders in IAQ management to work together in cross-functional teams to help improve IAQ in schools nationwide. The event offers access to world-class resources and tools to build and sustain an IAQ management plan, educational sessions from nationally recognized experts, and will honor recipients of prestigious IAQ Tools for Schools National Awards. Learn more about EPA's Awards Program: Awards Program Application Deadline: October 8, 2010
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2011 NOAA Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Regional Funding    
NOAA has issued a request for applications for the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program in California, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Funded projects will provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, related professional development for teachers, and support regional education and environmental priorities.

Deadlines, funding amounts, project duration, and regional priorities vary. Please refer to the specific regional Federal Funding Opportunity announcements and for complete information and application instructions.
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EPA Environmental Justice Grants to Support Communities Affected by BP Oil Spill    
Application Deadline: September 13, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting proposals for up to eight $25,000 cooperative agreements to support the protection of human health and the environment in communities affected by the BP oil spill. Local incorporated non-profit community-based organizations, including faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions, environmental justice networks, and local Native American tribal governments, located and working in areas within affected states, are eligible to apply.
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EPA Environmental Justice Achievement Awards    
Deadline: August 13, 2010

The EPA's National Achievements in Environmental Justice awards program encourages public and environmental health and fosters collaborative problem-solving by recognizing community-initiated, multistakeholder partnerships that result in environmental justice achievements in communities.
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Fulbright Canada Awards    
Application Deadline: August 2, 2010

Fulbright Canada offers awards to students who want to study or conduct research in Canada for one year. Fulbright Canada also has a number of chair opportunities for American scholars conducting research in education, arts, and science, and environmental studies to spend one semester at one of Canada’s leading research universities or research centres. Fulbright Canada award recipients join the prestigious Fulbright network, a group made up of the best and brightest scholars from around the word. Fulbright Canada Chairs receive US $25,000 for one semester, a health benefit plan, a three-day all-expenses paid orientation in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and they also may apply for additional mobility funding to participate in academic activities outside of their host region.
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Professional Development Grant    
Application Deadline: July 23, 2010

Classroom Earth's Professional Development Grant allows teachers to take two online EE courses from the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point. With these courses, teachers are better equipped to bring the environment into the classroom and connect students with their natural surroundings.
The URL is:

Fulbright Scholar Grants in Education in Europe    
Application Deadline: August 2, 2010

Applications for the 2011-12 academic year for the Fulbright Scholar awards in Europe in the field of education are being accepted. Applicants must be US citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. Many "All Disciplines" awards are available in Europe as well.
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Real World Design Challenge    
This competition challenges students in grades 9–12 to apply classroom lessons to real-life technical problems. In support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the 2010-2011 challenge asks student teams to develop solutions focusing on fuel efficiency in aviation. Student teams compete on a state level, and winning state teams will advance to compete nationally.
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Toshiba America Foundation Classroom Innovators Grants    
Deadline: August 1, 2010

Grants will be awarded to public and private (nonprofit) schools whose math and science teachers are designing innovative projects to make their classrooms more exciting and engaging.
The URL is:

Nature of Learning Grant Program    
Deadline: June 14, 2010

Seeking applications from organizations interested in initiating the Nature of Learning program in their communities. The Nature of Learning is a community-based environmental education initiative that seeks to use national wildlife refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues. For 2010, the program theme is Climate Change and Citizen Science. Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to support education projects focused on the causes and effects of climate change on refuges and to build citizen science partnership programs.
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Bank of the West Community Grants    
Bank of the West provided more than two thousand grants to community organizations in 2009. The bank's Charitable Investments Program provides grants to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Grants are made in the categories of Community and Economic Development, Education and Job Training, Health and Human Care, and Civic and Cultural.
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Nominate a Garden Crusader    
Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2010

Gardener’s Supply will award more than $15,000 in cash and gardening gear to individuals across the country who are using gardening to make a difference in their communities.
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EPA 4th Annual Rachel Carson Contest    
Deadline: June 16, 2010

The intergenerational Rachel Carson Contest seeks to instill a sense of wonder for the environment and spur environmental stewardship. Submit your creative projects in the categories of poetry, photography, essays, and dance. Entries must be from a team of two or more from both younger and older generations.
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Grants for Northern & Central California Nonprofits    
Application Deadline: June 11, 2010

The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council invites Northern and Central California nonprofit organizations to apply for grants to fund programs focused on getting youth outdoors.

Catalyst Fund

Nurturing grassroots effort to improve access to outdoor experiences. This round of funding is only open to organizations whose annual operating budgets are under $250,000 with program funding up to $15,000

Impact Fund

Sparking innovation and lowering barriers program funding from $15,000 to $50,000
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Get Green Video Contest    
Deadline: May 2, 2010

High school students make a one- to two-minute video showing how they are reducing their carbon footprint – whether it’s biking, using less water, walking more, etc. Prizes include an Apple MacBook or an iPadP. Promotional video is at and contest rules are at
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Dominion Foundation Educational Partnership Grants    
Application Deadline: May 1, 2010

Open to K-12 Schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for Educational Partnership grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each to help K-12 students strengthen their skills in mathematics and science. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of math and/or science are also available. Apply online.
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Nominate a Young Environmental Hero for a $2500 Barron Prize    
Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2010 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Half of each year’s 10 winners are chosen for their work to protect the environment. Winners each receive $2,500 to support their service work or higher education.
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2010 Brower Youth Awards    
Deadline: May 15, 2010

The Brower Youth Awards has launched the 2010 prize search for outstanding grassroots environmental leaders across North America to celebrate eco-activists, ages 13-22, leading the way to a green, just future. Six Brower Youth Award recipients will receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, and media coverage.
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Nominate a Teacher for the 2010 Presidential Awards    
Deadline May 1, 2010

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award a K–12 math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the U.S. The President officially names up to 108 teachers annually. Awards alternate between elementary and secondary teachers—with elementary teachers eligible in 2010—and are given to teachers from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the outlying territories, and Department of Defense schools.
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Classroom Earth National High School Challenge    
Deadline: February 22, 2010

Apply now for the 2010 National High School Challenge, a program encouraging teachers to incorporate environmental education into all subject areas through innovative teaching strategies. Teachers from around the nation can receive up to $4,000 to make their ideas become reality. Teachers from all subject areas should apply. Classroom Earth’s mission is to increase the ability of high school teachers to integrate environmental education into curricula so that students are prepared to be a part of environmental solutions.
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Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE)    
Deadline: February 5, 2010

The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes extraordinary contributions by K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada who are elevating the level of science literacy through creativity in the classroom and motivation of students. An independent panel of judges selects the winners based on the following criteria: creativity and effectiveness of teaching methods; plans for the use of grant money to improve science education resources in their schools; and submission of a science lesson plan showcasing innovative methods in the classroom.

Thirty-four science teachers will be awarded an unrestricted cash grant of $5,000, and their schools will receive a restricted grant of $5,000 to be used to expand or enhance the school’s science program, purchase new science resources, or further the professional development of their science teachers.
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EPA Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice Video Competition    
Deadline: February 16, 2010

The U.S. EPA is sponsoring this video competition to raise awareness of the connection between the environment and the stuff people use, consume, recycle, and throw away. Anyone 13 and older can participate with the chance to win up to $2500 for videos that will inspire community involvement, spread information, and lead to action.
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Seeking Water Champions    
Deadline January 15, 2010

Water Champion awards recognize individuals or organizations for outstanding achievement in the promotion of water quality through involvement in World Water Monitoring Day. Twelve prizes will be awarded — two for each of six regions worldwide. Awardees will be chosen by a subcommittee of the World Water Monitoring Day regional panel of judges.
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Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund    
Deadline February 28, 2010

Ontario will become a little greener thanks to funding from the Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund. Twenty-two organizations, ranging from grass roots community groups to local schools, will receive funding totaling $378,000 to support environmental initiatives in their community. Proposals for the next round of funding are now being accepted.
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Planet Connect Student Grants Deadline Extended    
Deadline Extended to: November 15, 2009

Do you have an innovative solution to protect the environment? Planet Connect is an online network for high school students to learn about the environment, green colleges, and career options. Planet Connect is looking for your creative ideas to fix an environmental problem at your school or community. Grant winners receive $1,000 awards to support your ideas and provide you with a local environmental internship.
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WHALE TAIL® Grants Program    
Deadline: November 16, 2009

The California Coastal Commission’s WHALE TAIL® Grants Program is now accepting proposals for coastal and marine education projects. This program funds projects encouraging people to value and take action to improve the health of California’s coast, marine life, or watersheds that connect with the coast. Educational coastal habitat restoration and beach maintenance projects are also eligible. Emphasis is on reaching underserved students and members of the public.
The URL is:

GreenWorks! Grants    
Deadline: October 30, 2009

Through its service-learning program GreenWorks!, Project Learning Tree provides grants up to $5,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental projects. Proposals for the Fall 2009 cycle of grants are due on October 30, 2009. Students “learn by doing” through community action projects they design to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. PLT recently awarded 34 GreenWorks! grants for service-learning projects in 21 states. Since 1992, PLT has distributed over $700,000 to fund 900 GreenWorks! projects across the country.
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Green Your School Contest    
Deadline: October 9, 2009

The Student Conservation Association Green Your School Contest is a national competition to stimulate and/or identify conservation service projects designed by high school students who improve, restore, beautify, or conserve their high school environment. There will be one grand prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 each. Prizes will be awarded directly to high schools and not to individuals.
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2010 Spirit of Innovation Awards    
Deadline: December 15, 2009

This Conrad Foundation awards program is an annual competition that challenges teams of high school students to create innovative products for use in one of four categories: aerospace exploration, space nutrition, renewable energy, and green schools. Teams and their coaches will compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes; be designated as Pete Conrad Scholars; have the opportunity to commercialize their products for general market use; and receive annual memberships to the Conrad Foundation, Sigma Xi, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Science Teachers Association—the Foundation’s official education advisor.
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NEA Foundation Expands Grants Program to Include Green Initiatives in the Classroom    
Deadline: October 15, 2009

The NEA Foundation offers grants and programs that support educators' efforts to close the achievement gaps, increase classroom innovations, salute excellence in education, and provide professional development. Now projects that integrate green-related topics and experiences in the classroom are part of new grant funding made possible by unprecedented financial commitments from Nickelodeon and Staples Foundation for Learning.
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Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund    
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to US and international nonprofits, government agencies, zoos, aquariums, and higher education institutions working to conserve, protect, or rehabilitate wildlife.
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Service-Learning Grants Program    
Deadline: October 2, 2009

The State Farm’s Youth Advisory Service-Learning Grants program will award up to $100,000 to nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies in the US and Canada, sponsoring student-led service learning projects on environmental, societal, or financial issues in higher education.
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NOAA Funding for Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program    
NOAA B-WET provides grants in support of locally relevant experiential learning through experiences in the K-12 environment. Funded projects will provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students and related professional development for teachers in support of regional education and environmental priorities. Competitions for 2010 funding are now open in California, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Please see the funding opportunity for your region for more specific information.
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Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program    
Deadline: Whatever comes first -- October 16, 2009, or when 1500 applications have been received

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) offers this grant program to schools to help them succeed on a school project. This year, basic needs will be the priority and providing the tools that educators and parent groups need through these challenging times that will make the biggest impact.
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Funding for Educational Fieldtrips to Area Facilities    
Deadline: August 30, 2009

The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is requesting proposals from local organizations to conduct environmental education learning experiences for students and their teachers. The programs must present a quality environmental learning experience and expand on current environmental programs already in existence in your facility. Funding is between $5000 - $10,000.
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Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program    
Deadline: August 1, 2009

The program staff provide guidance to communities to help them achieve conservation goals. Visit the Web site to see what projects they are currently involved in and contact RTCA staff to discuss your projects before applying.
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Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals    
Application Deadline: August 1, 2009

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers 69 awards in lecturing, research, or combined lecturing/research in environmental science, including four Fulbright Distinguished Chairs, the African Regional Research Program, and the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program. Even better, faculty and professionals in environmental science also can apply for one of the 144 “All Discipline” awards open to all fields.
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SCA Tissue EE Grants    
Deadline: June 22, 2009

SCA Tissue North America's Environmental Education Grant program has awarded grants to 32 schools nationwide with nearly $64,000 in grant funding. To apply, your school or organization must be located in a region where SCA has offices and plant sites (Neenah/Menasha, Wisconsin; Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties of New York; Flagstaff and Bellemont, Arizona and the Shoals area, Alabama). Schools can apply for up to $2,500 to fund programs and projects focusing on environmental education.
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Fulbright Scholar Grants    
Application Deadline: August 1, 2009

From March to August 1, 2009, US faculty and professionals are invited to apply for Fulbright scholar grants. Complimentary subscriptions are also available for The Global Citizen, the Fulbright Scholar Program's new, monthly e-newsletter. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the US government's flagship international exchange program.
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Environmental Literacy Grants for K-12 Education    
NOAA's Office of Education (OED) grants for one- to five-year environmental literacy projects promoting changes in K-12 education to expand the amount of Earth System Science taught in the classroom and improve student learning and application of that subject.
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NOAA's Ocean Education Grants for AZA Aquariums    
Deadline: June 9, 2009

The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications to support education projects designed to engage the public in activities that increase ocean and/or climate literacy and the adoption of a stewardship ethic. Funded projects will be between one and five years in duration and will support ocean education projects led by eligible applicants. This Funding Opportunity Number for is NOAA-SEC-OED-2009-2001842.
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Earth Day Every Day School Challenge    
Call for Entries: April 3 - May 1, 2009

Do you know of a school whose small choices are having a significant impact in creating a greener planet? School administrators, teachers, or parents can enter the Walmart “Earth Day Every Day School Challenge.” Submit, in writing (200 words or less) about the ways in which your school is celebrating Earth Day every day. Your school could win a $500 Wal-Mart gift card and the chance to compete for a $20,000 grant, to be used toward activities and projects that are helping to make the school more eco-friendly.
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NEA Learning & Leadership and Student Achievement Grants    
Deadlines: June 1, October 15, February 1

The Learning & Leadership Grants provide opportunities for educators to engage in high-quality professional development. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.

The Student Achievement Grants provide grants of $5,000 to help students improve academic achievement by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter.
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TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program    
Application Deadline: April 15, 2009

Applications for the second year of TogetherGreen, National Audubon Society’s newest conservation initiative, are being accepted. This program is one key part of a larger series to build conservation leadership, engage people in conservation action, and achieve lasting conservation results. The TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program is an opportunity for conservation leaders – both established and emerging – to receive $10,000 to support a conservation project, to find professional development and training opportunities, and to become part of a community of conservation fellows.
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EPA Water Quality Video Contest    
Contest Runs Until April 22, 2009

The purpose of the US EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) video contest is to engage the public on water quality issues and to inspire stewardship for the nation’s waters. Videos are being accepted on a wide variety of topics and should convey easy, low-cost ways to improve and protect the nation’s waters. One winner will be chosen for a short, 30- or 60-second video that is usable as a public service announcement, and another will be chosen for a longer one- to three-minute video. Each winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, and their videos will be featured on EPA’s Web site.
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Rachel Carson Center Fellowships    
Deadline: April 30, 2009

The Rachel Carson Center Fellowships will be awarded to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines. Research and writing of applicants should pertain to one or more of the topics that will be at the core of the Center’s 2009-2011 agenda.
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Project Learning Tree® (PLT) GreenWorks! Grants    
Deadline: April 30, 2009

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) awarded 58 GreenWorks! grants for service-learning projects in 29 states. GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that engages PLT educators, students, and communities in environmental improvement projects. Since 1992, PLT has distributed over $600,000 to fund 873 grant projects in communities across the country. Proposals for the Spring 2009 cycle of grants are due on April 30, 2009. Grants up to $5,000 are available.
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Captain Planet Foundation Grants    
Deadlines (annually): March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications for funding projects that help students better grasp environmental issues. Projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on activities, involve students ages 6 to 18, promote interaction and cooperation within a group, help young people develop planning and problem-solving skills, include adult supervision, and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation.
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Project WET/Wild Schoolyard Habitat Grants    
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Educational Services Section, 524 S. Second Street, Room 530, Springfield, IL 62701-1787

Attention: Project WILD Action Grant Program, Phone 217-524-4126

Due September 15
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Conservation 2000    
Site links to ecosystems monitoring programs, PLAN-IT, and Illinois clean lakes programs and grant opportunities.
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Physh Ed Grant Initiative    
Deadline: February 9, 2009

The Future Fisherman Foundation helps K-12 teachers connect children with nature through the Physh Ed Grant Initiative. Teachers are trying innovative approaches to get today's youth active and expose them to lifelong sports. The Physh Ed Grant Initiative has proven that fishing is a fun way to lure children back outdoors. The $2,500 funding can be used for resources to assist educators in reaching their state standards for learning in science, physical education, art, and other applicable subjects. The funding also covers a 5-day training for all grantees to prepare them to teach aquatic conservation, fishing techniques, and boating.
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Community POWER Grants    
Submit Letters of Intent by: March 16, 2009

Community POWER (Partners on Waste Education and Reduction) grants available for community-based waste reduction, toxicity reduction, and recycling projects for up to $12,000. Non-environmental groups are the focus of the program. Past recipients include neighborhood organizations, schools/youth organizations, faith communities, immigrant organizations, arts groups, senior citizen organizations, and many others in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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Just Do One Contest    
Deadine: March 1, 2009

The sustainable living online community,, is calling for sustainable living personal green solutions in short YouTube-style video format. Entries will be shared online, and the best video entry, as judged by an expert panel, will win $5,000.
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Award for Excellence in Science Teaching    
Deadline: February 2, 2009

The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE) annual awards program recognizes extraordinary contributions by K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada. Selection of winners will be based on: creativity and effectiveness of teaching methods; plans for the use of grant money to improve science education resources in their schools; and submission of a science lesson plan showcasing innovative methods in the classroom.
The URL is:

International Young Eco-Hero Awards    
Deadline: February 28, 2009

Action For Nature's International Young Eco-Hero Awards will be offered again this year to recognize significant and ongoing individual environmental accomplishment in the 8 to 16 year age range. Visit the Web site to read about the outstanding winners of the 2008 awards, download the application form, and view the guidelines.
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Jenny's Heroes Community Grant Program    
Deadline: Open

Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones will donate an additional $1 million to continue her community grant program proving grants of up to $25,000 each to fund projects that promise long-term community benefits. The program's focus is primarily in communities where fundraising can be difficult.
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Purpose Prize for 60+    
Nomination Deadline: March 5, 2009

The Purpose Prize provides five awards of $100,000 each to people over the age of 60 who are working to address a major social problem in the U.S. or abroad. Self-nominations are accepted.
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Nominations for the 2009 Richard C. Bartlett EE Award    
Nominations accepted through January 31, 2009

The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is awarded annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation to an outstanding educator who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily education programs. The award is given to a 5th-12th grade educator who can serve as an inspiration and model for others. A $5,000 cash award is provided for the recipient to continue their work in environmental education. Do you know a teacher who stands out among the rest? If so, please nominate him/her for the 2009 Richard C. Bartlett Award.
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Young Naturalist Awards    
Deadline: March 2, 2009

The American Museum of Natural History's Young Naturalist Awards program is a science-based competition inviting students (grades 7-12) to plan and conduct their own scientific investigations. The project will include questions, hypotheses, and trips into the field to gather data. Students will then write about their investigations in essays that include artwork and/or photographs that help illustrate their findings. Teachers can use this program to incorporate science curriculum into their classroom. Learn more by visiting the Web site.
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Thacher Scholars Award    
Deadline: April 6, 2009

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Thacher Scholars Award will be given to students, (grades 9-12) demonstrating the best use of geospatial tools or data to study a problem related to Earth's environment. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place students and gift cards will be awarded to their teachers.
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Humane Society Youth Award Programs      
Each year, Humane Society Youth acknowledges excellence and achievement in several areas of humane education with the following award programs:

KIND Kid Award recognizes children in grades K-6 who have made a positive difference for animals.

National KIND Teacher Award recognizes a Pre-K-12 teacher who effectively incorporates humane and environmental education into his or her curriculum.

KIND Children's Book Award honors an outstanding children's book with a humane focus on animals or the environment.

Humane Teen of the Year Award recognizes a teenager who has made a significant contribution to animal protection, such as direct work on behalf of animals, aiding in the passage of humane legislation, or educating others to be kind to animals.

Humane Society Youth Club Award honors a K-12 youth club that has made a significant contribution to animal protection.
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Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence    
Applications online in November.

Amgen Foundation award program recognizing excellent K-12 science teachers. Winners receive a $5,000 award and their schools receive a $5,000 award to further science-related education. To be eligible, nominees must be full-time, K-12 classroom science teachers with at least three years' experience teaching science in grades K–12, and must be located in CA, CO KY, MA, RI, WA, or Puerto Rico.
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Albert I. Pierce Foundation (AIP) Grants    
Deadline: November 15, 2008

AIP is a private charitable foundation supporting the environment and the arts and will be accepting applications for community-based projects in the areas of arts, education, environment or a combination of the three focus areas.
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Adobe Community Action Grants    
Quarterly Application Deadlines: December 31; March 31; June 30; September 30

Adobe Systems awards one-time grants for one year general operating and program support ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Focus areas include Creativity in Education and Commitment to Community. Eligible nonprofit organizations and schools must be located in one of the following areas: San Jose/Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California; Seattle/King County, Washington; and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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2009 Volvo Adventure Awards    
Deadline: January 31, 2009

In collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Volvo Adventure Award rewards young people creating their own environmental projects. There are two competitions for the 2009 awards. The Adventure Award is for youth, ages 13-16, working in groups of two to five, that are actively involved in devising and managing the project. The second competition is the Great Big Bob the Bunny Cartoon contest for youth under the age of 13, to create a cartoon picture using Bob the bunny.
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Intel Schools of Distinction Awards    
Deadline: February 17, 2009

The 2009 Intel Schools of Distinction Program awards schools that exemplify the best of the best and serve as role models to other schools across the nation.
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President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)    
Deadline: December 31, 2008

The annual PEYA program honors a wide variety of environmental projects developed by young individuals to promote environmental awareness and encourage positive community involvement.
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Whale Tails Grant Program    
Deadline: November 15, 2008

The California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grants Program is now accepting proposals for coastal and marine education projects. This program funds projects encouraging people to value and take action to improve the health of California’s coast, marine life, or watersheds that connect with the coast. Educational coastal habitat restoration and beach maintenance projects are also eligible. Emphasis is on reaching underserved students and members of the public. Applicants may request up to $50,000, and 25-50% of the funding will be allocated in small grants below $10,000. $404,000 will be distributed. Nonprofits, schools, and government agencies may apply. For full guidelines and an application, see the Web site or call (800) Coast-4U.
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GreenWorks! Grants    
Deadline: October 31, 2008

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) awarded 24 GreenWorks! grants to schools and organizations across the country to involve students in community-based environmental projects. GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that engages PLT educators and their students with their local community in "learning-by-doing" neighborhood improvement projects. Since 1992, PLT has distributed over $565,000 to fund 810 grant projects in communities across the country. Proposals for the Fall 2008 cycle of grants are due on October 31, 2008. Grants up to $5,000 are available.
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Staples Foundation for Learning Supports Job Skills and Education Programs    
Proposal Submission Period: October 10-24, 2008

The Staples Foundation for Learning provides funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Applicant organizations must have nonprofit tax-exempt classification under 501(c)(3)and align with the Staples Foundation for Learning's mission and give focus on job skills and education.
The URL is:

NASA Global Climate Change Education Funding    
Letters of Intent Due: August 29, 2008

NASA is soliciting proposals for Global Climate Change Education. NASA's goal for this effort is to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA's unique contributions in climate science to enhance students' academic experiences and/or to improve educators' abilities to engage and stimulate their students.
The URL is:

Sylvan Dell Publishing Announces Educational Resource Grant    
The grant provides a free, one-year site license (2008/09 school year) for unlimited access to 35 Sylvan Dell eBooks, featuring flipviewer technology with selectable English and Spanish text and audio. Grants will be awarded to one elementary school per district and open to every district in the United States and Canada. Each science, math, or nature themed picturebook includes a "For Creative Minds" educational section. Teaching activities and interactive quizzes are available free online.
The URL is:

Blue Water Project Leadership Grants Pool    
Deadline: June 30, 2008

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Blue Water Project Leadership Grants program is designed to foster a culture of water stewardship in Canada and abroad. The first phase of the project is a ten-year, $50 million grant program comprising three streams: Visionary, Leadership, and Community Action Grants. The first Visionary Grant was a $10 million commitment to the One Drop Foundation, established by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte. RBC Blue Water Project grants focus on two key areas: watershed protection and programs related to safe drinking water. Grants are available to support projects in Canada, the U.S., and 36 other countries where RBC operates and will range from $25,000 to $500,000 each, up to a total of $1.5 million.
The URL is:

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ocean Fund    
Letters of Interest Deadline: June 30, 2008

The Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ocean Fund supports efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life. The program seeks projects that will have a clear benefit to local communities and/or will support regional or national nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help ensure the survival of a species or preserve coastal or marine habitat. Grant amounts average between $25,000 and $50,000 each, though there is no predetermined maximum. Grants are made for one calendar year only.
The URL is:

TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Institute    
Deadline: June 27, 2008

This new initiative of the National Audubon Society for environmental professionals is designed as a supplement to full-time jobs or research. The TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Initiative is an opportunity for conservation leaders, established and emerging, to receive $10,000 to support a conservation project, to fund professional development and training opportunities, and to become part of a community of conservation fellows. Apply by June 27th.
The URL is:

Richard C. Bartlett EE Award    
Deadline: June 30, 2008

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award will recognize an outstanding teacher who has successfully integrated EE into his or her daily education programs and who can serve as an inspiration and model for other educators. A $5,000 cash award will be provided to this outstanding teacher for continued work in environmental education.
The URL is:

Live Green Teacher Grants    
Deadline: June 15, 2008

The Live Green Teacher Grant program is a Discovery Education program presented by General Motors. Middle school teachers are challenged to identify an issue or problem, create a plan to address it, and integrate the topic into classroom teaching for furthering environmental and energy sustainability. Forty teachers will receive $1,000 grants for the most forward-thinking ideas and also will receive an online professional development program and a digital camera to document and share the experience.
The URL is:

TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched    
TogetherGreen is a new National Audubon Society program with support from Toyota, to build conservation leadership, engage people in conservation action, and achieve lasting conservation results. The TogetherGreen Innovation Grants will fund projects that engage diverse communities and contribute to measurable conservation outcomes. The Conservation Leadership Program invests in leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations.
The URL is:

Turn Around America Online Video Contest    
Submissions accepted through May 20, 2008

What changes would you like to see in the United States and how should we get it done? Submit videos of your ideas in song, speech, comedy, poetry, or any type of visual expression. Cash prizes offered in various categories.
The URL is:

Classroom Earth National High School Challenge    
Deadline: June 20, 2008

To help provide teachers around the country with support for their innovative work to bring EE into the classroom, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is launching this opportunity for up to 25 teachers to secure as much as $5,000 to $10,000 in funding to bring innovative environmental themes into their coursework.
The URL is:

Greening Canada's Schoolgrounds    
Tree Canada facilitates funding from environmentally-conscious companies, such as Shell Canada, GAP, Telus, and Home Hardware, for the Greening Canada's Schoolgrounds program. Selected schools receive educational information, technical advice, and financial support up to $5,000 towards the transformation of their school grounds into environmentally enriched learning landscapes.
The URL is:

Grants and Scholarships, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics    
The "Grants and Scholarships" page highlights the

2008 grant opportunities available through the

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Included is a link to an online grant application.
The URL is:

Brower Youth Awards    
Deadline May 15, 2008

Brower Youth Awards seeks outstanding youth leaders, ages 13-22, with the power and bold vision to create environmental change. Each year, the BYA recognizes six young leaders with a $3,000 cash prize and a trip to California for an awards ceremony. Selections are based on outstanding environmental and environmental justice achievements.
The URL is:

Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Intergenerational Poetry, Essay, and Photography Contest    
Deadline: June 16, 2008

This US EPA Aging Initiative, Generations United, and Rachel Carson Council Inc., contest is seeking submissions on the theme of one of Rachel Carson's books The Sense of Wonder. Entries must be intergenerational involving a team of persons related or unrelated and describe the project and how this project brought the team in touch with the natural world. This intergenerational approach reflects Carson's desire to have adults share nature and discovery with children.

Contact: Shakeba Carter-Jenkins, 202-564-4355, or
The URL is:

NOAEE Bay Watershed Education Grants    
Application Deadline: April 16, 2008

Grants are available for an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, related professional development for teachers, and helps to support regional education and environmental priorities in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The URL is:

NEA Learning and Leadership Grants    
Deadline: June 1, 2008

These National Education Association (NEA) grants fund professional development experiences for individuals and fund groups for their collegial study. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups.
The URL is:

Environmental Justice Program Grants    
Deadline has passed (November 1, 2007)

The Norman Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from U.S. organizations for its Environmental Justice program. The foundation provides grants for general support, projects, and collaborative efforts and welcomes innovative proposals designed to build the capacity of social change organizations working in its areas of interest.
The URL is:

Informal Science Education Grants    
Over the years, the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education (ISE) grants have funded many innovative environmental education projects. The new ISE Program Solicitation for 2008 is now available. See Web site for details about the program and submission deadlines.
The URL is:

Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award    
Deadline: May 1, 2008

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) 2008 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes teachers who have changed the lives of students and communities in which they live. The program, funded by the John Wm. Butler Foundation, provides $5,000 cash stipends to three to five public or private school teachers and travel and lodging expenses to TMA’s 2008 Annual Convention and 20th anniversary celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 27-29.
The URL is:

Community POWER Grants ~ Minnesota    
Letters of interest due: March 17, 2008

Grant funding available for non-environmental organizations and schools to conduct community-based waste reduction, toxicity reduction, and recycling projects! Community POWER (Partnerson Waste Education and Reduction) is a project of the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board that supports innovative, community-based approaches to waste reduction. $228,000 is available, supporting projects up to $12,000 each.
The URL is:

President's Excellence in Teaching Awards    
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2008

Nominate an outstanding elementary school teacher (grades K-6) for the 2008 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (PAEMST). The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the awards program on behalf of the White House and awards $10,000 to winners.
The URL is:

Rachel Carson Scholar Program    
Deadline: March 14, 2008

The Rachel Carson Scholar program recognizes and honors high school juniors and seniors with a strong academic background, who are taking active roles in environmental stewardship in their community. The program is open to high school juniors and seniors throughout the state of Maryland as well as in Loudoun County, Virginia. Applications are evaluated on applicant involvement in environmental community-based activities, quality of a written essay, academic standing, and letters of recommendation.
The URL is:

Youth Purpose Research Awards    
Deadline: January 17, 2008

The Stanford Center on Adolescence supports young scholars pursuing research related to youth purpose. Up to four awards of no more than $10,000 each will be given in 2008 and 2009 for dissertation, postdoctoral, and early faculty career research that sheds light on adolescent intention, involvement with beyond-the-self causes, and topics that lead to the development of purpose, function of purpose in a youth's life, and supports for and challenges to purpose.
The URL is:

The Wallace Foundation for Educational Research    
For more than a decade, The Wallace Foundation for Educational Research has worked to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all people. Efforts toward this goal have yielded important insights and lessons, and the website has been designed to make this knowledge more accessible to visitors. Browse the wide range of topics in the Knowledge Center. Check out the grant programs with focus on Arts Participation, Education Leadership, and Out-Of-School Learning.
The URL is:

Student Opportunities Web Site    
This new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Student Opportunities Web site provides information about NOAA educational opportunities, scholarships, internships, and fellowships. The site also provides student opportunities by geographic location, underrepresented communities, and opportunities specific to students with disabilities.
The URL is:

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program    
Deadline: February 8, 2008

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program applications from students who will have official Junior status in Fall 2008. The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training and public understanding, recruit and prepare students for public service careers, and careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science, and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
The URL is:

National Wetlands Awards    
Deadline: January 15, 2008

The Environmental Law Institute's National Wetlands Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education. In addition to recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to wetlands, the awards provide an opportunity for awardees to meet other conservation leaders throughout the U.S.
The URL is:

Whale Tail Grants Program ~ California    
Deadline: December 7, 2007

The California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grants Program funds projects that encourage people to value and take action to improve the health of California’s coast, marine life, or watersheds that connect with the coast. Emphasis is on reaching underserved students and members of the public.
The URL is:

Student Field Trip Grant Program    
Deadline: November 1, 2007

The Target Field Trip Grant program will award grants to schools across the United States for field trips in the spring of 2008 such as museum, environmental, or science projects; artistic and cultural experiences; and civics or community service projects. Up to 1,600 grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded in February 2008.
The URL is:

Green Earth Book Award    
Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2007

The Newton Marasco Foundation Green Earth Book Awards will be presented in three categories: Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Nonfiction. Awards in each of the three categories are $1,250 to the author and $1,250 to the illustrator. In addition, a $500 donation will be given to the environmental organization chosen by each winner and approved by the Newton Marasco Foundation.
The URL is:

Earth Day Network's National Civic Education Project    
The National Civic Education Project (NCEP) is Earth Day Network's grant program which supports urban high school teachers as they promote civic and environmental education in their schools. Through the NCEP, teachers and their students take civic action to improve the environmental health of their schools and communities.
The URL is:

National Wetlands Awards    
Nominations Deadline: January 15, 2008

The National Wetlands Awards Program honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of our nation’s wetlands in six categories: Education and Outreach, Science Research, Conservation and Restoration, Landowner Stewardship, State, Tribal and Local Program Development, and Wetland Community Leader. Nominate someone today!
The URL is:

Disney Minnie Grants    
Deadline: August 30, 2007

The Walt Disney Company and Youth Service America have announced grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led (ages 5-14) service projects. Projects can address themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a community need.
The URL is:

Conservation and Research Projects Funding    
Conservation project applications accepted at any time. Research project proposals are due July 31st, annually.

The FishAmerica Foundation, the American Sportfishing Association's conservation and research arm, provides funding to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada for conservation and research projects designed to enhance fish populations, restore fish habitat, improve water quality, and advance fisheries research. The average conservation grant is $7,500 and average research grant is $15,000.
The URL is:

Best Buy Teach Awards    
Deadline: September 30, 2007

Through this Best Buy award program, $3.5 million in total awards will be presented to more than 1500 schools in the United States. The purpose of the Best Buy Teach Award program is to reward K-12 schools for the successful interactive programs they have launched using available technology.
The URL is:

My Hometown Helper Grants    
Deadline: September 30, 2007

This General Mills Hamburger Helper grant program is a nationwide initiative to help local groups make a difference in their own community. Applicants should submit an essay of 250 words or less describing how the grant would help their community project. All requests for funding must be sponsored by a municipal or civic organization or a public school. Awards will range from $500 to $15,000 each.
The URL is:

Social Change and Environmental Stewardship Funding    
Deadline: September 7, 2007

The Wolcott Family Foundation focuses its funding in the areas of social change and environmental stewardship, with emphasis on supporting grassroots organizations for which a small grant can make a real contribution. Requests will be considered for either general support or specific project support. Grants are for one year and will generally range from $1,000 to $7,500 each.
The URL is:

Global Youth Service Day 2008 Lead Agencies Grants    
Deadline: September 17, 2007

Youth Service America is accepting applications from U.S. and Canadian organizations wishing to serve as Lead Agencies for Global Youth Service Day 2008. Lead Agencies are organizations that increase the scope, visibility, and sustainability of Global Youth Service Day by leading city, regional, or statewide service projects and receive a $2,000 planning grant. Sponsored by the State Farm Companies Foundation.
The URL is:

Young Explorers Grants    
Deadline: Open

The National Geographic Society's Young Explorers Grants for 18-25 year-olds to pursue research, exploration, and conservation-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Grants vary in amount ($2,000 to $5,000) depending on the significance of the project.
The URL is:

Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships    
Approximately 20-25 residential fellowships are awarded annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues.
The URL is:

Scholarship Program for Nonprofit Leaders    
Deadline: November 15, 2007

This American Management Association (AMA) and Leader to Leader Institute scholarship program is intended to assist social sector nonprofit organizations in developing strong leadership. Funding for 75 scholarships will be administered by the Leader to Leader Institute.

Press Release:
The URL is:

Micro-Grants for Young People to Start Social Ventures    
Deadline: August 13, 2007

The Youth Service America-Youth Venture Program is accepting applications from young people across the U.S. who are interested in starting their own sustainable social ventures. Ventures must be youth-led and designed to be a lasting, sustainable asset to the community.
The URL is:

Community Education Grant Program    
Deadline: August 1, 2007

The 2007 US Airways Education Foundation Community Education Grant Program will award grants of up to $5,000 each to nonprofit organizations with educational programs that respond to the special needs of disadvantaged or disabled individuals; teach or enhance social responsibility; facilitate parental and/or community involvement; and enhance academic achievement.
The URL is:

Union Pacific Foundation Community Programs Fund    
Deadline: August 15, 2007

The Union Pacific Foundation accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations based in communities served by Union Pacific Railroad. The Foundation is looking for one-time programs that build the nonprofit organization's capacity, increase their impact, and enable them to operate more effectively in order to benefit the entire community. Visit the Union Pacific Web site for program guidelines, restrictions, and online application.
The URL is:

Fund for Wild Nature    
Deadline: November 2, 2007

The Fund for Wild Nature provides money for campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors.
The URL is:

Nominate an Outstanding Educator    
Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2007

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announces the creation of the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award to honor an outstanding educator who has successfully integrated environmental education into his or her daily education programs. The winner will be awarded $5,000 for their continued work in environmental education.
The URL is:

Intergenerational Contest Honoring Rachel Carson    
Deadline: June 15, 2007

Entries for this photo, essay, and poetry contest must be a joint project involving a person under age 18 and a person age 50 or older. Sponsored by the EPA Aging Initiative, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc.
The URL is:

What's the Big Idea?    
Deadline April 30, 2007

Win a $10,000 lease on a Lexus Hybrid and $10,000! Lexus and the Sundance Channel are presenting a contest called “What’s the Big Idea?” To enter, submit a one-minute short film with your idea to improve the environment.

The URL is:

Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program    
Deadline: May 3, 2007

The 2007 Canon National Parks Science Scholars competition is a collaboration among Canon, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the US National Park Service. The program will award eight $80,000 scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region.
The URL is:

Busch Systems Design Contest    
Deadline: April 27, 2007

Is there a feature you've always wanted to see incorporated into a recycling container? What about a new-style container for your on-campus recycling program? Busch Systems is inviting participation in the design of a new product line. Winner will be award $1000 toward their recycling program.

Contact: Design Contest Panelists Ted Boothe ( or Serena Brooks (
The URL is:

Jordan Fundamentals Educational Grant    
Deadline: May 1, 2007

The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program will recognize outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in U.S. public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students. Grants will be targeted at selected geographic areas and grade levels, at several funding levels. Applicants must be public school teachers or paraprofessionals working with students in grades one through 12, where at least 50 percent of the school's student population is eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program.
The URL is:

Environmental Excellence Awards    
Deadline: April 15, 2007

International Paper in partnership with the Conservation Fund annual awards honor the conservation accomplishments of two individuals. The Conservation Partnership Award recognizes an individual who has achieved significant results in the protection of habitat through a cooperative relationship with a business or company. The Environmental Education Award honors an educator who has developed an innovative approach to environmental education. Each Award is accompanied by an unrestricted $10,000 grant. Only accepting online submissions.
The URL is:

Cash Prizes Offered for Inspirational Photographs    
Deadline: July 30, 2007

In partnership with the Albert I. Pierce Foundation, NAAEE has established a photography contest in conjunction with the upcoming NAAEE annual conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on November 14-17, 2007. NAAEE seeks photos that will inspire people to achieve environmental excellence. The winning photos will show how the visual arts can create a kinesthetic and emotional connection to the Earth. The photography contest is one element of a larger effort by NAAEE to re-invigorate the use of arts and culture in the EE field.
The URL is:

Environmental Education Partnership Grant - Round II    
Deadline: March 28, 2007, 5 p.m. PDT

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announces Round II of the Natural Science, Wildlife and Environmental Education (EE Partnership) Grant Program. Only official non-profit (IRS 501 c) organizations may apply, must be partnered with at least one Washington State public school, and must show a 50:50 match of cash revenue or in-kind contributions. Round II Grants total $125,000 with grant minimums of $20,000 and maximums of $30,000.

Grant applications must be posted online:
The URL is:

GreenWorks! Grants    
Deadline: April 30, 2007

This service learning grant program "GreenWorks!" from Project Learning Tree® (PLT) will help fund neighborhood environmental improvement projects that partner PLT educators and their students with local businesses or community organizations. Grants up to $5,000 are available.
The URL is:

Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards    
Deadline: May 1, 2007

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is accepting entries for the 2007 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program. This award will honor three to five teachers who have changed the outcome of students' lives and the communities in which they live with $5,000 cash stipend and travel expenses to the annual TMA Conference.
The URL is:

McGraw Prize Salutes Global Awareness    
Nominations Deadline: March 16, 2007

The McGraw Hill Companies are accepting nominations for the 20th annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. Three prizes of $25,000 each will be awarded to those individuals whose accomplishments in and contributions to education in each category – policy makers, higher education, and school-based personnel – clearly have an impact today. The theme for this year’s prize is global awareness in U.S. education.
The URL is:

Five Star Restoration Grants    
Deadline: March 9, 2007

This grant program brings community groups together to provide environmental education and training through projects that restore wetlands and streams. The program provides challenge grants, technical support, and opportunities for information exchange to enable community-based restoration projects. Funding average is $10,000 per project.
The URL is:

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergrad Scholarship    
Deadline: February 9, 2007

Up to $29,000 available to each student for studies and internships!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting applications for a scholarship program in honor of retired South Carolina senator Ernest F. Hollings, who promoted ocean and atmospheric study and research throughout his career. The 2007 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program will provide approximately 100 college undergraduates up to $29,000 to further their academic studies related to NOAA science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities; and to offer a related summer internship designed to provide "hands-on" multi-disciplinary training.

The URL is:

Two Grant Opportunities From NOAA Office of Education    
Required pre-proposals due: November 29, 2006

Full proposals due: March 21, 2007

K-12 Environmental Literacy Grants

For environmental literacy projects in support of K-12 education. Funded projects will have a duration of one and five years and will promote changes in K-12 education to expand the amount of earth system science taught in the classroom and improve student learning of the subject.

NOAA Environmental Literacy Free-Choice Learning Grants

For environmental literacy projects in support of free-choice learning. Funded projects will have a duration of one and five years and will create new, or capitalize on existing, networks of institutions, agencies and /or organizations to provide common messages about key concepts in earth system science.

The URL is:

Youth Service America Grants    
Youth Service America and Capital One are offering grants of up to $500 to support youth-led service learning projects in low/moderate income communities. Applicants must be located in the metro Washington, DC area.
The URL is:

Siemens Foundation Scholarship Program    
Deadline: October 2, 2006

The Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science, and Advanced Placement, provides nearly $2 million in college scholarships and awards each year for talented high school students in the United States.
The URL is:

Toyota Tapestry Grant Program    
Deadline: January 18, 2007

Toyota Tapestry Grants are administered by NSTA and are available to K-12 teachers of science. 2006 awards include 50 grants of up to $10,000 each and 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each.
The URL is:

Equator Prize ~ Call for Nominations    
Deadline: October 31, 2006

The Equator Prize recognizes five community-based projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in reducing poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the equatorial belt. Prize winners receive international recognition, an opportunity to help shape international policy and practice, and $30,000 each.
The URL is:

Whale Tail Grants Program ~ California    
Deadline: November 15, 2006

The Whale Tail Grants Program supports programs that teach California’s children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the state’s marine and coastal resources. Applicants may request any amount up to $50,000, and 25-50% of the funding will be allocated in small grants under $10,000.
The URL is:

AEOE - Opportunities for Educators      
Upcoming grant opportunities, professional

development and training, and other offers for

educators. Focused on Outdoor/Environmental

Education in California, from AEOE, the

Association for Environmental and Outdoor

The URL is:

Edith Stevens Groundwater Educator Award    
Nomination Deadline: July 14, 2006

The Groundwater Educator Award was established to recognize groundwater educators who understand the importance of groundwater, motivate others to protect groundwater, and lead by personal example. Anyone actively involved with the implementation and delivery of groundwater education programs is eligible for this award.
The URL is:

Groundwater Hero Award    
Nomination Deadline: July 14, 2006

The Vern Haverstick Groundwater Hero Award showcases groundwater protection activities by the unsung, yet heroic, efforts of community residents. The goals of this award are to thank the individual for groundwater service, spread the word about groundwater, and inspire groundwater leadership in others. Any member of the public is eligible for this award.
The URL is:

Toshiba America Foundation Grants    
Applications for grants under $5,000 are accepted year-round. Check the Web site for grades K-6 and 7-12 application rules.

Deadline for grants over $5,000: February 1st or August 1st

The Toshiba America Foundation encourages teacher-led, K-12 classroom-based programs, projects, and activities that have the potential to improve classroom experiences in science, mathematics, and technology.
The URL is:

National Geographic Teacher Grants    
Deadline: June 16, 2006

The National Geographic Foundation gives grants of up to $5,000 each to help K-12 educators make a greater impact in their classroom, school, district, and/or community through innovative geography education projects.
The URL is:

NOAA Hollings Scholarship    
Deadline: April 22, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program for undergraduates studying oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs.
The URL is:

Pennsylvania Environmental Education Grants Program    
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sets aside 5% of the pollution fines and penalties collected annually to stimulate environmental education in Pennsylvania. This allocation established a grants program that funds sound EE projects.
The URL is:

Rockwell Collins Green Communities Grants ~ Iowa    
Deadline: March 3, 2006

Rockwell Collins' environmental initiative, the Green Communities Program, is designed to help fund grassroots environmental projects in the communities in which Rockwell Collins operates.
The URL is:

Clean Air Communities (CAC)    
CAC will initially administer up to $5 million, donated by Con Edison, to implement clean air strategies for selected community-based projects in New York City.
The URL is:

Johnny Elmseed Regional Nursery Project    
A community service project sponsored by the Elm Research Institute. The mission of ERI is to restore elms to cities and towns, while simultaneously helping to raise funds for organizations such as Boy Scouts and other non-profit volunteer groups.
The URL is:

Hudson River Foundation    
Through the Foundation's three Funds, the Hudson River Fund, the Hudson River Improvement Fund and the New York City Environmental Fund, the foundation awards grants and fellowships.
The URL is:

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship Program    
Deadline: March 3, 2006

The 2006 scholarship program will offer 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 for sophomore and junior undergraduate students who are demonstrating commitment to careers related to the environment; or to tribal public policy or health care and are Native American or Alaska Native.
The URL is:

Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB)      
To provide leadership in the development of learning opportunities that empower Wisconsin citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to make wise environmental decisions and take responsible actions in their personal lives, workplaces and communities.
The URL is:

Build an Outdoor Classroom at Your School Grants    
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper, and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine outdoor classroom grant program to help schools improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. Grants up to $2,000 will be awarded to at least 100 schools and grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. Proposals are reviewed three times a year.
The URL is:

Northern Forest Partnership Grant Program    
Deadline: June 30, 2005

Grant program is a collaboration of the Northern Forest Center, the North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) and the USDA Forest Service. This competitive grant program is for community-based or local projects in 2005, promoting diverse and sustainable economies built upon a well-managed forested landscape.
The URL is:

Leopold Leadership Fellowship Program    
Session I, June 11-18, 2006 ~ West Cornwall, Connecticut

Session II, September 8-15, 2006 ~ Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2005

Call for applications for the 2006 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowships Program. Every year the Program selects up to 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists in North America to participate in two week training that includes modules on effective communication with policy makers, the media, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
The URL is:

Steward of the Land - Call for Nominations    
Deadline: November 1, Annually American Farmland Trust 2003 Steward of the Land Award, honoring farmers and ranchers who positively contribute to the environment by protecting and conserving farmland.
The URL is:

Urban Systemic Program (USP) in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education    
"A K-12-based program that promotes systemic reform of science and mathematics education for all students. The USP includes programmatic components that seek to foster partnerships between urban school districts and 2/4 yr colleges and universities and embed research on educational practice and learning." Nat'l Science Foundation Grant (00-34) app. Deadline: March 31, annually.
The URL is:

Spring Essay Contest    
Deadline: May 1, 2006

aWorldConnected 2006 essay contest topic is "Education in Developing Countries" and is open to full time students or anyone 25 years of age or younger.
The URL is:

Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants    
Project Learning Tree (PLT) funds grant requests from teachers ranging from $200 to $1000 to implement environmental community action and service learning projects.
The URL is:

Award for Exemplary Service    
Deadline: April 3, 2006

The Hitachi Foundation Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community recognizes ten high school seniors from around the United States, who have displayed exemplary service and community involvement.
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Oracle Corporate Giving Program    
Oracle Corporate Giving Program grants for medical research, endangered animal protection, environmental protection, and K-12 math, science, and technology education.

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Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation    
The mission of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is to promote, protect, and preserve the marine environment. This has been accomplished by providing fellowships to outstanding individuals from around the world who are exemplary leaders and active problem-solvers supporting healthy ocean ecosystems.
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Grants and Funding Sources in the Great Lakes Region    
Funding sources are sorted into academic, foundation, and government sources as well as fellowships and scholarships. Provided by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN).
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Joyce Foundation    
"The Joyce Foundation supports efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes..." Program funding ares include education and the environment. Applications are reviewed in March, July and December.
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Environmental Justice Small Grants Program -U.S. EPA    
"Established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to eligible community groups (i.e., community-based/grassroots organizations, churches, schools, other non-profit organizations, local governments, tribal governments that are working on or plan to carry out projects to address environmental justice issues." Application information in PDF.
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Cyber-Sierra's Conservation Grants Center    
Find grants and funding for environmental education, conservation, ecology and natural resource projects.
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Bullitt Foundation    
Proposals are reviewed two times a year and must be received by May 1 and November 1.

As part of its focus on Education & Public Outreach, the Bullitt Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and coastal Alaska from Cook Inlet to the Canadian border.
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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Leadership Program for Teachers    
Leadership program for the study of Biology or Environmental Science to Science teachers grades 6-12 all expenses paid. Online application.
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EPA Environmental Education Grants Program      
The Environmental Protection Agency awards $2-3 million annually, as small grants (<$25,000, administered regionally) and large grants (up to $250,000, administered in Washinton, DC). Solicitation notice and a fact sheet on EPA grants are available in PDF format.
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Scholarships to the Amazon Rainforest Workshop    
Application Deadlines: January 8, February 8, and March 8, 2005

K-12 teachers and environmental educators can win a $1000 scholarship to travel to the Amazon and work with scientists in one of the most diverse environments in the world. The Amazon Rainforest Workshop for Educators, scheduled July 5-14, 2005, is a professional development opportunity for teachers to experience a 1/4 mile canopy walkway and visit the indigenous people who call the rainforest ecosystem their home. Academic credit is available. Simple application form is available online.

For information on this and other programs in Belize or Student Amazon Workshops, call Dr. Frances Gatz at 1-800-669-6806, email, , or visit the website
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Wisconsin Coastal Management Program    
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program's mission is to protect, restore and enhance Wisconsin's Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coastal resources. Grants available for educational programs; information on Great Lakes resources; links to other resources.
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Melinda Gray Ardia Foundation Grants    
Deadline: April 9, 2005

K-12 teachers worldwide are invited to apply for grants of $1000 to develop or implement environmental curricula that integrates hands-on ecology exercises into the classroom. Curricula that encourage the integration of multiple disciplines (such as integrating art and science), and which include cooperative work with multiple school districts will be given special consideration.
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The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund    
Small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other educational organizations whose efforts best reflect the message of creating natural landscapes using native plants such as a prairie, woodland or wetland.
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EPA Environmental Education Grant Program    
The Grant Program sponsored by EPA’s Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. Since 1992, EPA has received between $2 and $3 million in grant funding per year and has awarded about 2,500 grants.
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Chesapeake Bay Trust    
The Chesapeake Bay Trust invites Maryland non-profit organizations, environmental education centers, and public agencies working in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to submit proposals for programs that promote meaningful restoration, protection, and Chesapeake Bay experiences in Maryland schools. The Trust has targeted $400,000 for this grant program.
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Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship    
Application Deadline: October 1, 2004

The ELP Fellowship provides intensive leadership and skills training with opportunities for mentoring, project seed money, and technical support. Ultimately, the goal of ELP is to nurture a new generation of environmental leadership that is characterized by diversity, innovative thinking, coalition building, and effective communications.
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Fund for Wild Nature    
The Fund for Wild Nature provides grants to support groups involved in advocacy, litigation, public policy action for preservation and restoration of native species, rivers and public lands. 2005 deadlines are 2/28, 6/10, and 11/4.
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Environmental Stewardship Grant Program    
Deadline: May 31, 2005

Entergy Corporation sixth annual

Environmental Stewardship Grant program. The program provides support to community-based projects that protect, enhance or preserve the environment. Grants are available up to $25,000, but typically range between $5,000 and $10,000.
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EETAP Offers Scholarships for Online Courses    
Scholarship Application Deadline: December 16, 2005

The Environmental Education & Training Partnership (EETAP) has a limited number of scholarships available to EE leaders interested in taking the online "Applied EE Program" (February 20 – May 5) or "Fundamentals of EE" (February 6 – April 21) courses. The qualifications for and amount of each scholarship are different for the two courses.
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Greenworks! Grants    
Deadline: September 30, 2005

Grant opportunity from GreenWorks! for Project Learning Tree (PLT) trained educators to implement community action and service-learning projects from $50 to $1000. Projects should address an environmental issue and involve students from pre-school to high school in hands-on community action. Visit the website for guideline details.
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Nominate an Outstanding Educator    
Candidates may be nominated by April 15 or October 15.

Each year, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) selects one educator to receive the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award

(OYEA). The award, including $10,000 and a profile in Educational Leadership magazine, seeks to recognize a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in his or her profession. Criteria include a positive impact on students, creativity in the classroom, and leadership in his or her school or district. For more

information, visit and follow the OYEA link under "ASCD

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Shell Science Teaching Award    
Deadline: November 15, 2005

For one outstanding k–12 classroom science teacher who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary science teaching. Award includes $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA's National Convention. Two semi-finalists will receive all-expense-paid trips to the convention.
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Wildlife Conservation Grants    
Deadline: April 3, 2006

The 2006 John Ball Zoological Society Wildlife Conservation Fund Grants program awards grants of up to $2,500 each to individuals or organizations involved in conservation of wildlife, improvements in animal welfare at zoos and aquariums, and conservation education programs.
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Environmental Literacy Grants for Nonformal Science Education    
Letters of Intent Due: February 16, 2010

Full Applications Due: April 6, 2010

The NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for informal/nonformal science education projects that engage the public in activities that utilize emerging and/or advanced technologies and leverage NOAA assets to improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. There is specific interest in projects that use emerging and/or advanced technologies to (1) facilitate outdoor experiences involving scientific inquiry and exploration of the natural world apart from formal K-12 curricula and (2) visualize, display, and interpret data to improve understanding and provide a systems perspective of Earth's dynamic processes.
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