New Earth Foundation Grant

New Earth Foundation

Suggest an update

Next deadline: Feb 1, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: May 1, 2021 (Full proposal), Jul 1, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Oct 1, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Approximately US $5,000

Fields of work: Environmental Justice & Advocacy Environmental Conservation Environmental Contamination & Pollution Economic Services & Development Youth Development & Leadership Sustainability

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

View website    Save

About this funder:




In 1997, John Loveland founded New Earth Foundation. His vision for New Earth Foundation was, and it still is, assisting to create an enhanced worldwide awareness, manifesting as universal respect for all forms of life, the responsible use of Earth’s resources in sustainable ways, and a common realization that all is interconnected and One. New Earth Foundation envisions greater wisdom in handling human affairs, an increased understanding of other cultures, and the willingness to cooperate.


It is New Earth Foundation’s mission and delight to fund innovative, humanitarian projects according to the vision of New Earth Foundation, from community efforts that create models of social sustainability, to educational innovations that prepare youth to be future socially responsible leaders; from strategies that offer economic advances, to environmental initiatives that curb pollution and save the planet’s precious resources and earth's natural biosphere.

What NEF Seeks to Fund

New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization.

The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities.

NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.

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


  • New Earth Foundation (NEF) funds projects of 501(c)(3) organizations.
    • If your organization applies under a 501 (c)(3) umbrella organization, your application must be accompanied by a letter of agreement detailing your project and the nature of that organization’s support or involvement.
  • New Earth Foundation (NEF) funds project according to the criteria listed below. The project:
    • meets NEF’s Vision and Mission 
    • contains transformational and practical aspects
    • fulfills an important need
    • has clearly defined goals, implementation plan and expected results
    • indicates who will benefit and how
    • is replicable
    • involves those who are served
    • contains an evaluation process to measure success, progress and future decision-making
    • seeks community involvement and/or collaboration with other organizations
    • is cost-effective, with a realistic budget appropriate for the proposed program and a suitable balance between administrative costs and benefits to those served
    • has a plan of acquiring future funding from other sources
    • has qualified staff/volunteers to carry out the project, with staff qualifications clearly specified


  • Although organizations with their specific types of projects listed below do valuable and important work, NEF does not give grants to:
    • organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) tax status
    • individuals
    • personal education expenses
    • mainstream social services or organizations that are affiliated with a well-known national or community organization  
    • real estate, repairs, maintenance, building or renovation projects
    • general organizational purposes
    • standard after-school programs, summer camps, or gardening programs, unless they are significantly innovative and pioneering
    • projects not well-defined and focused


This page was last reviewed December 02, 2020 and last updated December 02, 2020