Kaboom Grants (Note: DOE does not partner with Kaboom, but you could consider community-based playgrounds)
NYC DOE School Wellness Poster Contest (DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 11)
This program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build their capacity. The program is designed to especially reach people from low wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harms. Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Project activities could also include meetings to develop an organizing strategic plan, training events, educational activities which are directly connected to your strategic plan, or membership recruitment. It is recommended that project activities be creative, effective and/or strategic.
This grant program is looking to fund small grassroots community-based organizations (with budgets of no more than $50,000) that are working on environment, health and justice issues. The proposed project must be completed and a final report submitted by December 1, 2016. The grant application should be no longer than 3 pages plus the budget page. There is no word limit in each section/question of the application. Additional attachments are acceptable. Grant awards will be up to $2,000 per group.
Although we believe that many efforts in the field are valuable in creating change, our funds are limited. Projects such as film production, community gardens, legal assistance, market campaigns, and food banks are not likely to be supported. CHEJ’s program is focused on addressing environmental and associated public health harms.
Please submit the application to CHEJ at Info@chej.org by April 8, 2016.