Everglades Foundation Grant

Everglades Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Florida: Broward County, Charlotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: If your organization did not receive funding last year from Everglades Foundation, please contact the foundation for a pre-proposal discussion prior to the current year's grant cycle. Full proposals are due at the deadline above. 

The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. This unique ecosystem provides economic, recreational and life-sustaining benefits to the millions of people in Florida who depend on its future health. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues.


Collaboration on key issues in 2018 proved very successful for organizations that worked with the Everglades Foundation to advance restoration. We welcome your participation in the 2019 grant cycle process and anticipate that organizations chosen to receive grants will maximize their inherent strengths, focus on generating measurable outcomes and find ways to add value to their efforts to save the River of Grass.

Restoring quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of water for a healthy Everglades ecosystem -- Everglades Foundation's keystone goal -- requires policy changes. Simply put, without changes to the public policy landscape, we will not achieve our goals. We support a range of high-impact focused advocacy efforts that clearly improve political effectiveness. 

Grants are made to projects that:

  • Raise the profile of Everglades restoration at the local, state and national levels through communications, community mobilization and grassroots organizing.
  • Employ unique, strategic and tactically sound advocacy campaigns that influence media, advance policymaker education and develop champions on specific Everglades restoration projects and key policy outcomes.
  • Broaden the base of support to include landowners, sportsmen, business interests, etc. and building alliances beyond environmental organizations.

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


  • Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations.


  • Special consideration provided to applicants with unique spheres of influence, skill sets and relationships.
  • In addition to compatibility with Everglades Foundation goals, quality of staff, prove effectiveness, fiscal strength and issue leadership will be evaluated.


  • The Foundation does not generally provide multi-year grants, and Foundation support should not be viewed as a recurring source of funds.
  • The Foundation will not fund indirect costs (such as rent, overhead, utilities, furniture, etc.), or fees/ payments to the grantee’s national or regional umbrella organizations.
    • Only the salaries of employees working directly on the proposed project or program will be considered.
    • Employee benefits for salaried positions are limited to 28% of the annual salary.
  • The Foundation does not fund lobbying.
    • “Lobbying” includes both grassroots lobbying and direct lobbying.
    • Internal Revenue Code 4911 defines “lobbying expenditure” to be expenditures for the purpose of influencing legislation.
    • This includes action by Congress, by any state legislature, by any local governing body, or by the public in a referendum, initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure.