Grants

Logo 2015Now in its 13th year, the Watershed Institute Grant Program supports the work of watershed and conservation nonprofits to protect their local environments and inspire a shared vision for the protection of New Jersey’s watersheds. The focus of our grants program is on environmental education and outreach, specifically as they relate to the Institute’s Targeted Actions. This program is made possible by generous funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Two types of funding are available for nonprofits through this program: Project Grants ($1,000 – $10,000) and Expertise Grants (up to $500). More information about both types of funding opportunities, along with eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, is available in this year’s grant announcement.

If you have questions about this year’s program, your organization’s eligibility, or about the application process, please contact the Watershed Institute Coordinator via email at kmiller@thewatershed.org. Information on last year’s funded projects can be found here. Archived information about past grant recipients can be found here. If you are interested in other state and national grant opportunities, check out our Grant Finder database for information on more than one hundred grant opportunities your organization may be eligible to apply for!

2015-2016 Grant Funding Cycle Information
For your convenience, the following links provide quick access to the important documents and dates for this year’s grant cycle, as well as a link to the online application for engagement grants.

Important Documents:
2015-2016 Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements
2015-2016 Letter of Inquiry Form
2015-2016 Expertise Grant Application (Coming in November 2015)
2015 Presentation from Grant Program Information Session
2015 Dates to Remember:
Letter of Inquiry Due……………………………………………August 3, 2015

Full Proposal Due……………………………………………September 7, 2015
Grant Agreement Due……………………………………November 20, 2015
Project Start……………………………………………………December 7, 2015
Midterm Meetings………………………………………………………April 2016
Interim Narrative & Financial Reports………………………July 8, 2016
Project Completion……………………………………………December 2, 2015
Final Narrative & Financial Reports…………………December 16, 2016

2014-2015 Grant Funding Cycle Information

For more details on funded projects from this year’s project grant program, click here. For your convenience, the following links provide quick access to the important documents and dates for this year’s grant cycle, as well as a link to the online application for engagement grants.

Important Documents:
2014-2015 Grant Program Announcement
2014-2015 Engagement Grant Application*
2014-2015 Interim Report Guidelines
2014-2015 Financial Reporting Forms
2014-2015 Final Report Guidelines

2014 Dates to Remember:
Project Start………………………………………December 1, 2014
Midterm Meetings………………………………April 2015
Interim Narrative & Financial Reports………July 1, 2015
Project Completion………………………………November 30, 2015
Final Narrative & Financial Reports…………December 15, 2015