Private Funding Opportunities
Directory of State Environmental Federations and Social Action Funds - http://www.rivernetwork.org/resource-library?ResourceID=658
Rivernetwork developed this list of environmental federations and social action funds organized by state.
The Foundation Center - foundationcenter.org
The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. This site contains an online library of private and corporate funding sources, online training on proposal writing, and helpful publications.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - www.mott.org/
The foundation's environmental mission is to support the efforts of an engaged citizenry working to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies, and appropriate models of development that protect the diversity and integrity of selected ecosystems in North America and around the world.
The Environmental Finance Center - www.efc.umd.edu/
This web site provides links to the environmental finance community. Among the information included at this site is information on watershed management and water quality sites and sources of assistance.
Global Environmental and Technology Foundation - www.getf.org/about/
The Global Environmental & Technology Foundation (GETF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that helps create the infrastructure necessary to achieve sustainable development. Since 1988 GETF has played a key role in designing and implementing initiatives that improve the quality of life in all of its economic, environmental, and social dimensions.
Land Trust Alliance - http://www.landtrustalliance.org/
The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary land conservation across the country and provides resources, leadership, and training to the nation's nonprofit, grassroots land trusts, helping them to protect important open spaces. They provide financial assistance, training, and publications.
Pew Charitable Trusts - www.pewtrusts.org/program_investments.aspx
The mission of the Trust's environmental program is to promote policies and practices that protect the global atmosphere and preserve old-growth forest, wilderness, and marine ecosystems. The organizations with which they work are widely representative of the American public, encompassing constituencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Prospect Hill Foundation - foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/prospecthill/grants_program/
The foundation's environmental grant-making program concentrates on habitat and water protection in the northeastern region of the United States. It encourages proposals from organizations that offer strategies and policies for the conservation of significant private and public lands and strengthen policies and initiate means of improving water quality and protecting coastal areas.
A State and Local Government Guide to Environmental Program Funding Alternativex- www.epa.gov/owow/nps/MMGI/funding.html
This document provides an overview of nongovernmental funding mechanisms and innovative approaches to fund environmental programs.
Tides Foundation - http://www.tides.org/
The Tides Foundation actively promotes change toward a healthy society, one that is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices.
Trust for Public Lands - www.tpl.org/
TPL's legal and real estate specialists work with landowners, government agencies, and community groups to create urban parks, gardens, greenways, and riverways; build livable communities by setting aside open space in the path of growth; conserve land for watershed protection, scenic beauty, and close-to-home recreation; and safeguard the character of communities by preserving historic landmarks and landscapes.
Turner Foundation - www.turnerfoundation.org/grants/pa.asp
The foundation's water environmental goals are to strengthen the advocacy, outreach, and technical capabilities of organizations addressing the protection of water systems; reduce wasteful water use through conservation; promote allocation of water specifically for environmental purposes, including habitat restoration and fish and wildlife protection; and support efforts to improve public policies affecting water protection, including initiatives to secure pollution prevention and habitat protection.