GNH Green Fund Micro Grants

Greater New Haven Green Fund

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Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Environmental Contamination & Pollution Environmental Justice & Advocacy Environmental Health Sustainability Freshwater Conservation Air Quality Parks & Public Spaces Epidemiology & Public Health Emerging Technology Development Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Biomedical

Location of project: New Haven County, Connecticut

Location of residency: United States

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Note: Micro grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis from January 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021. 

New Haven faces a number of environmental challenges that make its air, water and soil contaminated and unhealthy for residents. The City has more than its fair share of polluting facilities and high diesel traffic, including: multiple power plants, a confluence of major interstate highways, a regional train depot, a deep-water port facility and associated pipelines that pump oil throughout New England, as well as a sewage treatment plant that imports sludge from around the state to incinerate in New Haven.

Our mission is to promote environmental quality and equity in the most environmentally distressed communities within Greater New Haven by providing grants and other incentives to support initiatives contributing to reduced exposure to air, water, and land pollution and a more sustainable future.


Our areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing, advocacy and community engagement for environmental justice, including education about adverse health effects from pollution and tools to improve health outcomes.
  • Climate change resiliency and mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental / conservation / sustainability-oriented educational programs.
  • Sustainability initiatives, including but not limited to creating better community tools for households, businesses, organizations, etc. to integrate sustainability practices into their daily routines.
  • Increased public access to natural resources. 
  • Air and water cleanup initiatives.
  • Innovative technology or processes to advance sustainability, climate resiliency and decrease pollution.
  • Applied research in environmental and public health areas that addresses community issues.
  • Community planning and advocacy activities contributing to healthier neighborhoods.
  • Small and Micro Grants for mission support and capacity building.

We encourage collaborative projects between environmental organizations and outreach organizations.


Micro Grants support events, projects, or general organizational needs for organizations that align with the Fund’s mission.

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


  • 501c(3) non-profit organizations are eligible.
  • Our funding criteria are the following:
    • Consistency with the Green Fund's mission and issue areas of interest.
    • Likely or projected impact on environmental equity and environmental quality based on proposed work and clear explanation of how and why the project will have an impact.
    • Evidence that the applicant will deliver on its promise in the specific proposal under consideration based on capacity (experience, committed resources, and/or management expertise), track record, evidence of support.
    • Plan to measure the impact of the work and agreement and ability to report results of fund investment.
    • Cost and cost-effectiveness: budget is clear and appropriate for project.


This page was last reviewed June 23, 2021 and last updated June 23, 2021