The New England Grassroots Environment Fund seeks to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement through local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities.
To that end, the fund is accepting applications for its 2018 Grow Grant program.
Through the program, grants of up to $3,5000 will be awarded to established community groups that are ready to expand the scope of their work. Grants are intended to support groups that reflect the most exciting thinking in the environmental movement that are not being supported 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 its community; a local energy committee planning to implement a community-wide energy plan; or a sustainability committee establishing an effort to support local resources.
To be eligible, applicants must be volunteer-driven nonprofit organizations working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont with no more than two full-time paid staff and operating budgets under $100,000.
See the NEGE website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.