Everglades Foundation Grant

Everglades Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 1, 2018 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

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

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

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.

Grantmaking

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.

Note: First time applicants should contact for a pre-proposal discussion.

2018 Focus Areas

In 2018, the Everglades Foundation will focus its efforts on restoration initiatives that:

  1. Raise the profile of Everglades restoration at the local, state and national levels through communications, community mobilization and grassroots organizing.
  2. Employ strategic and tactically sound advocacy campaigns or unique skill sets that influence media, advance policymaker education and develop champions on specific Everglades restoration projects and key policy outcomes.
  3. Broaden the base of support for Everglades restoration by building alliances beyond environmental organizations. 

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations.

Preferences:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • 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.


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