The Eco-Living Fund, a fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, is accepting applications from organizations for projects designed to encourage people to lead lives with a zero-footprint or net-positive impact on the natural world.
To that end, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to projects in central Virginia focused on specific, concrete actions that lead to people in the region living more sustainably. Examples of fundable projects include the replacement of old, inefficient home or commercial water or energy systems with more efficient ones; initiatives focused on getting people to walk or bike instead of drive; and/or awareness or education campaigns focused on incentivizing/encouraging sustainable lifestyles. Priority will be given to projects that can serve as a model for other organizations or communities.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered 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.