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.

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

If you are interested in applying for an Internal or External Expertise Grant, follow the links below to access the online application.

*Be sure to read the Grant Program Description, available below, before applying for Expertise Grants.

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. 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 Interim Report Guidelines for Grantees
2015-2016 Financial Report Template
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, 2015
Final Narrative & Financial Reports…………………December 16, 2016