Every Day Capacity Building Grants

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Helping our Public Lands by helping their Friends

Our nation's public lands need our support every day. With stretched budgets and limited staff, land managers at federal, state, city and local public lands need all the help they can get. That help comes from volunteers, often in the form of "Friends Groups" who partner with local parks and green spaces to support, promote and help maintain public lands.

These volunteer organizations, while dedicated and passionate, are often underfunded and understaffed. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with generous support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., seeks to strengthen these organizations and unleash their potential to serve their public lands. NEEF's Every Day Grants will strengthen the stewardship of public lands by strengthening Friends Groups through funding for organizational capacity building.

If a Friend Group can better engage the public, it can attract more volunteers. If it can attract more volunteers, it has a larger base of individuals to ask for support. If it can gain more support, it can do more volunteer events.

Twenty-five Every Day Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to those groups who make the best case for how the funds will build their capacity to better serve the lands they love.

Grant Deadlines:
Every Day Capacity Building applications are accepted year-round. Applications that are submitted between November 1 and April 30 will be reviewed and grants awarded in the summer. Applications that are submitted between May 1 and October 30 will be reviewed and grants awarded in late winter.

Every Day Capacity Building Grant Proposals Due:

  • April 30: Summer Cycle
  • October 30: Winter Cycle
  • For more information visit http://publiclandseveryday.org/grants/every-day-capacity-building-grants

    National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota
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    Citizen and Youth Groups
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    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
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    Every Day Grants
    National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)