Every Day Capacity Building Grants
The Public Lands Every Day Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help the Friends Groups build their capacity to serve public lands.
Friends groups are invaluable to the public lands they serve. While dedicated and passionate, they are often underfunded and understaffed. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) wants to unleash their potential and help strengthen these organizations to enable them to do more to connect their communities to the land.
Through the support of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Public Lands Every Day was launched in 2011 to encourage more American’s to enjoy, protect and maintain our public lands every day through public engagement, professional development and partnerships. Public Lands Every Day offers resources for public lands organizations, including grants, online training and tools that will help public land managers connect their communities. Learn more at publiclandseveryday.org.
Public Lands Every Day offers two grant opportunities for Friends Groups:
- Every Day Capacity Building Grants strengthens the stewardship of public lands by strengthening Friends Groups through funding for organizational capacity building, enhancing the ability to operate more effectively at an organizational level. Every Day Capacity Building applications are accepted year-round. The two deadlines are April 30 for the Summer Cycle and October 30 for the winter cycle. View past Capacity Building Grantees here.
- Every Day Event Grants support community engagement on local public lands. The events can be educational, recreational and/or volunteer-based. By increasing the number of visitors who have good experiences on public lands, Friends Groups are the spark that continues to engage our communities at our treasured public places. View past Events Grantees here.
The Public Lands Every Day Grants are sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Since 1999, Toyota has been the national corporate sponsor of the National Environmental Education Foundation's (NEEF) National Public Lands Day. In 2011, Toyota and NEEF also formed a new partnership to launch Public Lands Every Day - building capacity for friends organizations supporting public lands throughout the nation. The Every Day Grants are just one of the great offerings of the Public Lands Every Day Program.
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Friends Groups are vital to the long term health and growth of public lands. NPLD supports Friends Groups through webinars, educational materials and the Every Day Grants program. Learn more about each of these opportunities in our resources section.
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