This list is intended to inform members of upcoming grants in a particular area of interest. If you know of other grants to be added, please contact River Action.
**NEW Grant** - GRO1000 Grassroots Grants – http://thescottsmiraclegrocompany.com/GRO1000/index.html – Due March 31
**NEW Grant** - National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program – http://www.nfwf.org – Due April 29 & September 2, 2011
Community Attraction & Tourism [CAT]: Vision Iowa – www.iowalifechanging.com/vision/downloads/catapplication.pdf - January, April, July, & October 15 of each calendar year
Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program – www.dnr.state.il.us/ocd/newbike2.htm - March 1 of each calendar year
Federal Rec Trails Program [IA] – www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/fedstate_rectrails.htm - March 1 of each calendar year
Federal Rec Trails Program [IL] – www.dnr.state.il.us/ocd/newrtp2.htm - March 1 of each calendar year
IA Scenic Byways Program – www.iowadot.gov/iowasbyways/index.aspx# - Mid-March of each calendar year, check website
Bikes Belong – www.bikesbelong.org – May, August, & November annually – Check website
Kodak American Greenways – www.conservationfund.org/kodak_awards - June 15 of each calendar year
Recreation Enhancement and Protection [IA] – www.iowadnr.gov/reap/index.html - August 15 of each calendar year
Transportation Enhancement Program [IA] – www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/trans_enhance.htm - October 1 of each calendar year
Transportation Enhancement Program [IL] – www.dot.state.il.us/opp/itep.html - October 1 of each calendar year
Safe Routes to Schools [IA] – www.iowadot.gov/saferoutes - October 1 of each calendar year
Safe Routes to Schools [IL] – www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/network/illinois - October 1 of each calendar year
IA Clean Air Attainment Program – www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/icaap.htm - October 1 of each calendar year
Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection – cfpub.epa.gov/fedfund/ - Use this site to search for grants by keywords associated with your program
A Guide to Conservation Programs for Iowa Landowners – www.ia.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/guide.html - Your quick reference to financial and technical assistance for conservation on private lands
IA DNR Non-Point Souce Pollution grants – www.iowadnr.gov/water/nonpoint/nps5.html - Your quick reference to financial and technical assistance for conservation on private lands
5 Star Restoration Program – www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/restore/5star - Mid-February of each calendar year
Wetlands Program Development Grants – www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/grantguidelines - March of each calendar year
US EPA - Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) – www.epa.gov/care/ –Mid-March of each calendar year
Targeted Watersheds Grant Program – water.epa.gov/grants_funding/twg/initiative_index.cfm - April 1 of each calendar year
Orvis Habitat Conservation/Restoration Grant – www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=5371 - May 1 of each calendar year
Charles Lafitte Foundation – www.charleslafitte.org/principles.html - Ongoing - Check Website
Iowa Arts Council – www.state.ia.us/government/dca/iac – Ongoing monthly grants
Target Arts Grant – sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031819 – March 1 to April 30 each calendar year
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund– www.cfgrb.org/getfundbloom.html – April 15 of each calendar year
Blue Moon Fund – www.bluemoonfund.org/ – Ongoing - Letters of inquiry accepted year round. 1st complete eligibility quiz online.
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation – www.noyes.org – Ongoing - Letters of inquiry accepted year round.
IL Conservation Foundation – www.ilcf.org – Ongoing - Letters of inquiry accepted year round.
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation – www.illinoiscleanenergy.org – January 20 & July 20 annually
Rockwell Collins - Green Communities – www.rockwellcollins.com/about/community/green_communities/index.html – Applications accepted mid-January to mid-March annually
Town Creek Foundation – www.towncreekfdn.org –Letters of inquiry due annually in March & November – check website
IA Land & Water Conservation Fund – www.iowadnr.gov/grants/landwater.html – March 15 of each calendar year
US EPA - Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) – www.epa.gov/care/ – March 22
The Lawrence Foundation – www.thelawrencefoundation.org - April 30 & October 31 of each calendar year
Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant – www.bingrant.org - Spring of each calendar year – Check website
Open Space Land Acquisition & Development Program – dnr.state.il.us/ocd/newoslad1.htm – between May 1 and July 1 of each calendar year
IL Land & Water Conservation Fund – dnr.state.il.us/ocd/newoslad1.htm – between May 1 and July 1 of each calendar year
IL Green Infrastructure Grant Program for Stormwater Management – www.epa.state.il.us/water/financial-assistance/igig.html – December 15 of each calendar year
Environmental Education Grants – www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants.html - Check Website to be sent RFPs
Charles Lafitte Foundation – www.charleslafitte.org/principles.html - Ongoing - Check Website
Wildlife Forever – www.wildlifeforever.org - March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year
Captain Planet Foundation – www.captainplanetfoundation.org - January 1 & July 1 of each year
Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Action Grant Program [IL] – dnr.state.il.us/education/CLASSRM/grants.htm – November 30 each calendar year
Environmental Education Grants – www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants.html - December 15 of each calendar year
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – Fast Track Grant – www.cfgrb.org/cif.html – Ongoing throughout the year
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – Roy E. Murray Foundation– www.cfgrb.org/roy-e.-murray-foundation.html – Ongoing throughout the year
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – John J. Quail Foundation– www.cfgrb.org/john-j.-quail-foundation.html – Ongoing throughout the year
Darden Foundation – www.darden.com/commitment/community.asp – Ongoing throughout the year
Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust – www.carvertrust.org/ – Ongoing: submit 2-pg letter of inquiry
[IA] Wells Fargo Foundation – www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/io_apply – Ongoing throughout the year
WM Foundation – www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp – Ongoing throughout the year
The Moline Foundation – www.molinefoundation.org/funding.htm – January, April, & September of each calendar year – Check website
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – Teens 4 Tomorrow Foundation– www.cfgrb.org/cif.html – March 1 each calendar year
“American Water” Environmental Grant Program – www.amwater.com/iaaw/ensuring-water-quality/environmental-grants-programs.html - Mid-March of each calendar year
Rotary Humanitarian Grant– www.rotary.org – March 31 each calendar year
Riverboat Development Authority – www.riverboatauthority.com/davenport.htm - April 1 & October 1 of each calendar year
Scott County Regional Authority – www.scottcountyregionalauthority.com - April 1 & October 1 of each calendar year
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – Opportunity Grant – www.cfgrb.org/cif.html – May 15 & November 1 of each calendar year
Rock Island Community Foundation – www.ricf.org/request.html - June 30 of each calendar year
Nat’l Park Service – Challenge Cost Share Program – www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/ccsp/index.htm - July 1 of each calendar year
Weyerhaeuser Foundation – www.weyerhaeuser.com - August 1 of each calendar year
Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Charitable Trust – No website: contact Richard Pilcher at US Bank for info & application @ 563-328-3102 - November 15 of each calendar year
Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grant – www.starbucksfoundation.com - December 1 of each calendar year
Mel McKay Trust – No website: contact Richard Pilcher at US Bank for info & application @ 563-328-3102 - December 15 of each calendar year
General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids – www.generalmills.com - December 15 of each calendar year
Need advice on getting your funding request opened? Asking for the right gift amount? Reactivating donors? Designing your campaign? UMRG members were treated to answers to these questions and learned the value of collaboration at the Second Annual Grant Writers Workshop, i-Wireless center, Moline, August 25, 2010. The workshop was sponsored by River Action.
The program featured Raymond German, Principal, BMG Associates, Inc., a full-service fundraising consulting company with clients in a 10-state region of the Midwest and plains. He earned a Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 1992 and has held it continuously since that time.
His talk “Wants and Needs: where asking and giving meet” kicked off the workshop followed by first hand reporting from funders. The workshop strived to reinforce collaborations and partnerships in program and project building.
Registrants to the Upper Mississippi River Conference at the i-wireless Center, August 25-27 attended the workshop at no cost.
For more information on upcoming workshops or to join the UMRG, call 563-322-2969.
Enhance your ability to obtain grants, form relationships
The Upper Mississippi River Grant Writers Partnership is an ongoing network of grant-seekers who desire to enhance their abilities to obtain grants and form relationships with other grant seekers and funders to increase funding for projects and programs in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed.
The goals of the Upper Mississippi River Grant Writers Partnership are to:
• Provide crucial grant writing information to organizations and agencies that fund environmental programs and implement environmental projects.
• Provide opportunities for organizations and agencies to partner and create coalitions.
• Create and expand a network of organizations and agencies to foster ongoing conversations and discussions within the partnership.