NEEF: Every Day Event Grant

National Environmental Education Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 5, 2018 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Our nation’s public lands are places where we picnic, play ball, fish, fly kites, pull weeds, and plant seeds. Our public lands should be safe places of natural beauty where everyone can go to lend a hand, observe nature, and enjoy life. With generous support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., NEEF offers Every Day Event Grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups, to engage their community on a public land site.

This year, NEEF will award approximately 50 Friends Groups up to $2,000 each to hold a minimum of three events on their public land site(s) that are educational, recreational, health-oriented, and/or volunteer-based.

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


  • Applicant must:
    • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or working through a fiscal agent,
    • Have been in existence for at least two (2) years,
    • Be a Friends Group or community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is focused on serving a public land site in the United States and the improvement and responsible use of that site.
      • This includes groups that serve more than one site, such as a regional group of parks.
    • Have an established collaborative relationship with a local public land site (including federal, state, regional, county, city, or other local public land areas) for at least one year.
  • Events must:
    • Be either educational, recreational, and/or volunteer-based,
    • Take place on a public land site that is owned by the public, and not just open for public use,
    • Be for new events OR expanding and/or improving past events,
    • Be completed within the one year grant period,
    • Occur outside of any National Public Lands Day participation.
  • Current NEEF Every Day Grantees must have submitted a satisfactory final report to be eligible for the Every Day Event Grant. 


  • Public schools and their grounds are not eligible. 
  • Funds cannot be used for:
    • Conducting lobbying, carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation
    • Influencing the outcome of any specific election through any means
    • Purposes other than charitable, scientific, or educational
    • Solely fundraising purposes
    • Budget shortfalls, general operating costs, or endowment funds
    • Scholarships, fellowships, or grants to individuals
    • Land acquisition or real estate purchases
    • National Public Lands Day events

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