The New England Grassroots Environment Fund seeks to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement and local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities.
To that end, the fund is accepting applications for its 2019 Grow Grant program.
Through the program, Grow grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded to established groups that are ready to expand the scope of their work. Grants are intended to support community groups in New England that represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement and are not being reached by traditional funders.
Examples of Grow grant projects include a community garden looking to initiate a food policy council and take on food security challenges in a community; a local energy committee planning to implement a community-wide energy plan; or a sustainability committee working to establish an initiative to support local resources.
To be eligible, applicants must be a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont with no more than two full-time paid staff and an operating budget of under $100,000.
See the New England Grassroots Enviornment website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.