Adams Legacy Foundation Grant

Adams Legacy Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 15, 2021 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: California, Ohio

Location of residency: California, Ohio

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The 2016-2020 Grant Cycle of the Adams Legacy Foundation will be focused on the power of NATURE as a source of renewal, delight, education, nourishment, healing and hope--for individuals, family and the community.

Successful grant applications will emphasize a balanced and integrated approach to nature as a driver and/or lens for innovative projects that address the intersection of nature and:
  • Conservation of land and wildlife
  • Food and clean water systems
  • Education
  • Art and architecture
  • Re-integration of military personnel into civilian life 
We are interested in programs and projects that are:
  • Outdoors / in open space / wilderness / possibly camps    
  • Away from electronics
  • Experiential / hands on
  • Immersive experiences
  • Unstructured / allow for free/personal time
  • Inquiry based
  • Longer term (i.e. longer than a couple of hours, usually over a couple of days
  • Supportive of open space preservation

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We only fund non-profit organization that reside in either California   or Ohio
    • unless an organization is invited to apply by a Board or Grant Committee Member.  


  • We are NOT as interested in programs and projects that are:
    • Environmental/Ecology education (i.e. technical, structured, classroom type experiences)
    • Environmental advocacy​
    • Structured / classroom-type experiences
    • Short term / one-time