The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is inviting applications for projects designed to preserve California's wildlands.
Through its California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, the foundation will award grants of up to $7,500 to projects aimed at permanently protecting intact wildlands on both public and private lands in order to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity. Cal Wildlands defines “wildlands” as natural habitats that are (or have the potential to be) permanently preserved through legislation or deed restrictions and are on a scale necessary to support significant native plant and animal life.
Efforts to advance wildlands and open space protection through county general plans and other local planning mechanisms may be eligible for funding. Cal Wildlands also supports policy advocacy and litigation and regulatory watchdogging at the local, state, and federal levels if the project objective is to protect wildlands.
To be eligible, applicants must be a California-based nonprofit organization focused on protecting and preserving wildlands and open space in California. In addition, organizations must have annual expenses of $150,000 or less and annual income $150,000 or less.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Rose Foundation website.