Every Day Capacity Building Grants
The Every Day Capacity Building 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. The Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide funding for capacity building which includes, but is not limited to, board development, staff trainings, fundraising support, strategic planning and technology improvements. View the grant recipients from early 2012 as well as 2009 and 2011 grantees.
The Every Day Capacity Building Grants accept applications on a rolling basis year-round. Applications that are submitted between November 1 and April 30 will be reviewed in the Summer Cycle with 25 grants awarded in August. Applications that are submitted between May 1 and October 30 will be reviewed in the Winter Cycle with 25 grants awarded in February.
The two deadlines are April 30 for the Summer Cycle and October 30 for the winter cycle.
The Every Day Capacity Building 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 the Public Lands Every Day Program - building capacity for friends organizations supporting public lands throughout the nation. The Every Day Capacity Building Grants are just one of the great offerings of the Public Lands Every Day Program.
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