The Eco-Living Fund, a fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, is accepting applications from organizations for projects encourage people to lead lives with a zero-footprint or net-positive impact on the natural world.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to projects focused on specific, concrete actions that have quantifiable results. Examples of relevant projects include the leveraging of funds to replace water or energy systems in homes or commercial buildings with more efficient ones, that result in people walking or biking instead of driving, and/or that raise awareness of or education related to public policies that encourage sustainable lifestyles. Priority will be given to projects that can serve as a model for other organizations or communities.
To be eligible, applicant organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a government agency (such as a school), and be located in the city of Charlottesville or Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, or Orange counties in central Virginia.
See the Eco-Living Fund website for program guidelines and application instructions.