Environmental Grant Program
The Rockfall Foundation
Predicted deadline: Nov 10, 2024 9:00am PST
Grant amount: Unspecified amount in in-kind support
Fields of work: Environmental Conservation Environmental Education Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Natural Resources
Applicant type: Organizations, Individuals
Funding uses: Project / Program, Fellowship
Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Middlesex County, New London County
Location of residency: United States
Founded in 1935 by Middletown philanthropist Clarence S. Wadsworth, The Rockfall Foundation is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations. The Foundation supports environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through public programs and grants. In addition, the Rockfall Foundation operates the historic deKoven House Community Center that offers meeting rooms and office space for non-profit organizations.
Environmental Champions Awards
Through its Environmental Champions Awards, The Rockfall Foundation recognizes individuals and groups to highlight their contributions to the region in the area of natural resource preservation, conservation, restoration, or education. The Tom ODell Distinguished Service Award* is given for outstanding life-long accomplishments. Certificates of Appreciation are awarded to recognize significant programs and projects.
- Preservation: work to protect ecosystems, species, and other irreplaceable elements of the region’s natural heritage.
- Conservation: work to minimize our use of finite natural resources and our negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.
- Restoration: work to re-establish the healthy functions of an ecosystem or parts of ecosystems.
- Education: work to foster a stronger awareness and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues.
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- Given, as appropriate, to an organization or individual for outstanding on-going or long-term accomplishment.
- The nominee’s contributions must impact the Lower Connecticut River Valley, which includes the following towns: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. Impacts to the Connecticut River corridor or Long Island Sound are also eligible as long as there is a benefit to at least one of the listed towns.
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