Grants

Logo 2015Now in its 15th 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 environmental education and outreach, specifically as it relates 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). The Project Grant application period has passed and will reopen in summer 2017. Expertise Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More information about both types of funding opportunities, along with instructions on applying, is available in this year’s 2016-2017 Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements.

NEW RESOURCE: 2016-2017 Grant Program Informational Guide

If you have questions about this year’s program, your organization’s eligibility, or about the application process, check out the brand new Grant Program Informational Guide (link above) or contact the Watershed Institute Coordinator. 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!

Important Documents:
2016-2017 Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements
2016-2017 Letter of Inquiry form

If you are interested in applying for an Internal or External Expertise Grant of up to $500, follow the links below to access the online application. These grants are available on a rolling application deadline through October 2017. 

*Be sure to read the 2016-2017 Grant Program Description before applying for Expertise Grants.
2016 Dates to Remember:
Letter of Inquiry Due………………………………………………..August 5, 2016
Proposal Due…………………………………………………….September 16, 2016
Signed Grant Agreement Due……………………………..November 18, 2016
Grant Monies Awarded……………………………………………December 2016
Midterm Meetings………………………………………………………….April 2017

Interim Narrative & Financial Reports………………………….July 10, 2017
Final Narrative & Financial Reports…………………….December 15, 2017

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

Congratulations to this year’s Project Grant Award Recipients!
For more information on funded projects, click here

Important Documents:
2015-2016 Grant Program Description and Eligibility Requirements
2015-2016 Interim Report Guidelines for Grantees
2015-2016 Financial Report Template
2015-2016 Final Report Guidelines
2015 Presentation from Grant Program Information Session

2015 Dates to Remember:
Project Start……………………………………………………..December 7, 2015
Midterm Meetings……………………………………………………….April 2016
Interim Narrative & Financial Reports………………………..July 8, 2016
Project Completion……………………………………………December 2, 2016
Final Narrative & Financial Reports…………………December 16, 2016

Thank you to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for making this small grants program possible!

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