TogetherGreen Fellowship Program

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Grant/Funding
Abstract: 

About TogetherGreen: Since 2008, Toyota and Audubon, through Toyota TogetherGreen, have funded innovative community based conservation projects, trained environmental leaders, and engaged volunteers in ways that benefit their local environment. Toyota TogetherGreen supports projects tackling environmental issues as diverse as the populations they serve. Diversity and strategic partnerships are core tenets of Toyota TogetherGreen's funding guidelines. We seek to fund projects that engage those communities traditionally underrepresented in the conservation movement, and those that build partnerships that lead to measurable results. When communities work together, as Toyota and Audubon demonstrate, we can exponentially magnify our impact.

The Fellowship Program: The Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship Program invests in promising and proven leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations. Each Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow will receive professional development opportunities, a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project, and an opportunity to network with a cadre of committed leaders.

In this 12-month long program, all Fellows will be required to conduct a community-based conservation project to achieve measurable outcomes in one or more of the following Toyota TogetherGreen conservation goals:

  • Habitat: Protect habitat and species in targeted landscapes
  • Water: Protect water resources by improving water quality and water supply for all living things
  • Energy: Reduce the threat of greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use and/or improving energy efficiency.

    To achieve these goals, community-based conservation projects should also engage new and diverse audiences in conservation action.

    Toyota TogetherGreen Fellows will come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, but share a commitment to learning and leading-using their knowledge, skills, and motivation to engage others in conservation action and achieve results.

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must:

  • Have approximately six years of experience in conservation, environmental education, policy, or other environmental issues, as demonstrated through current and past work experience, academic studies related to the environment, and/or volunteer work
  • Have a current affiliation (full- or part-time employment or equivalent volunteer commitment) with a conservation organization, business, university, community-based organization, or other professional organization whose goals and practices make a positive contribution to environmental conservation
  • Have a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) fiscal organization to receive and administer Toyota TogetherGreen funds (ideally the fiscal organization would be your current affiliation). Fiscal organizations must use these funds ONLY to support the fellow's project, and the activities or items specified in the budget previously approved by Toyota TogetherGreen.
  • Be based in the United States and develop a community conservation project in the United States (U. S. territories not included)
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    For more information, or the most recent invitation to apply, visit http://www.togethergreen.org/fellows/the-program.

    All applications must be submitted online.

    Author: 
    TogetherGreen
    Topic Areas: 
    Conservation
    Stewardship
    Sustainability
    Target Audience: 
    Adult
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: