Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation Grant

Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation

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Next deadline: Oct 15, 2022

Later deadlines: Apr 15, 2023

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Sustainability Landscape Architecture Agriculture Environmental Conservation Environment

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Orange County, California Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: Preferred: Orange County, California Other eligible locations: United States

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The foundation seeks to foster environmental restoration, preservation and education with emphasis on seed moneys that lead to establishing demonstration projects that link rural and urban settings.

Projects could orient toward use of resources in sustainable ways, integration of food production, technology, economics, and community development in harmonious ways with the natural world, preservation of wildlife habitat as well as the diversity of wild and domestic plants and animals, and conservation of wilderness and open space.

Of interest might be projects designed to restore and maintain biological diversity of flora and fauna or establishment of seed banks, sustainable land use, or appropriate technology for alternative energy resources.

Efforts to find space in tight urban areas, bring the countryside to the city in the form of gardens, landscaping, and space are encouraged. Likewise, efforts to provide space and alternative living to urban people in a rural area are welcome.

Funding Priorities

A particular concern is with sustaining agriculture through organic, biodynamic, permacultural and other processes, training young people to be farmers, and linking farms to communities through community supported agriculture.

Another area of need would be support for small alternative presses and periodicals that focus on issues and problems and their resolution and desire to impact broadly on society with their creativity and new ideas.

With its interest in Laguna Wilderness Press and its home base in southern California, the foundation desires to direct attention to environmental groups and concerns in Laguna Beach, especially preservation and restoration of areas under conservation in the open space known as the Laguna Greenbelt or Wilderness and including the Laguna Bluebelt; projects that expand open space in the inner greenbelt, promote community gardening, including in its schools, restore wherever possible the canyon creeks to their natural setting, and help to establish the legacy of a unique place and its traditions of village diverse planning and vision, plein air painting, and historic homes and sites. 

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


  • Applicants must have IRS-designated non-profit status.
  • Funding normally will be for one year.


  • Proposals are encouraged for seed projects that lead to broader funding and matching grants among organizations and institutions focused, first, on people’s needs and problems in the area of sustainability and, second, creativity and new ideas that enhance awareness and possibly lead to resolution of those needs and problems.
  • Early submission is strongly recommended.


  • Requests for endowment or general operations will not be considered.
  • FSI will not consider funding requests for administrative cost or salaries.


This page was last reviewed January 30, 2022 and last updated January 30, 2022