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