The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is inviting applications for its Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund.
The fund supports small grassroots groups across greater Northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems, including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and environmental degradation of rivers and wild places.
Through the fund, small grants (typically of $5,000 or less) will be awarded to small organizations that are underserved by most foundations’ funding strategies. To be eligible for a grant, the project must be focused on Northern California (including the entire Sierra Nevada Mountain region, the Bay Area, the Central Valley, Central Coast, and North Coast) and also address environmental health and justice, land management and urban sprawl, habitat and wilderness protection, sustainable forestry, water resources, agriculture, sustainability, and/or pollution.
To be eligible, applicant organizations must have an annual income or expenses of $100,000 or less. Applicants may be a nonprofit, be fiscally sponsored by another nonprofit, or ask for fiscal sponsorship from the fund.
See the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment for complete program guidelines and application instructions.