The Eco-Living Fund, a fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, is accepting applications from organizations for projects that 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 focused on specific, concrete actions that help people in central Virginia live more sustainably. Examples of eligible projects include leveraging grant funds in ways that result in household or commercial water or energy systems being replaced with more efficient ones; that result in people engaging in physical activity (walking, biking) instead of driving; and/or that increase awareness of or education about public policies that would advance the goals of the fund. Priority will be given to projects that can serve as a model for other organizations or communities.
Letters of Inquiry (optional) are due March 27.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a government agency 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.