Save the Redwoods League Education Grants Program

Save the Redwoods League


Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 10, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: California

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Redwood Education Grants Program

Since 2000, Save the Redwoods League has awarded more than 300 grants to dedicated educators who provide high-quality redwood forest education both in and out of the classroom. The League grants funds to schools, park associations and other qualified nonprofits that provide redwoods education.

Our grant program aims to foster a deeper understanding of redwoods among a diverse audience through visits to the forest and other educational experiences.

Firsthand visits to a redwood park, particularly as children during family outings, have traditionally nurtured support for redwood forest conservation. We believe that if people experience the majesty and ecological complexity of the redwoods, they will be inspired to support redwood forest protection. These experiences may also nurture a greater conservation ethic in other areas of their lives.

Program Goals

The League’s Education Grants Program funds projects that:

  • Provide engaging, firsthand experiences of redwood forests for youth (pre-K — college); for example, through field trips, park interpretive programs, service projects, and after-school or family programs among the redwoods.
  • Connect youth to the redwoods who would not normally have the opportunity to visit the forests through culturally relevant projects that reflect the changing demographics of California and the United States including, but not limited to:
    • Projects that connect rural redwood region communities with the forest resource in their backyards.
    • Projects that connect urban communities with local, regional or distant redwoods.
  • Encourage classroom teachers to teach about redwoods as a topic and use the redwood forest as a laboratory to master state content standards through curriculum development or continuing education opportunities.

Redwood education topics may include, but are not limited to: redwood forest characteristics, redwood ecology, associated watersheds, redwood forest-dependent species and redwood forest stewardship. Applicants may choose to focus their projects on either the coast redwoods or giant sequoias.

Three-Year Grant Opportunities

Applicants applying under the Forest Immersion category can apply for up to three years of funding. There will be a limited number of proposals selected for potential multi-year funding from those that apply. Please read through the Application Narrative carefully to see additional requirements for a multi-year education grant. After any multi-year funding cycle is complete you must take one year off before reapplying.

*Multi-year funding is contingent upon board approved funds and completion of a progress report every year.

Educational Grant Categories

The League’s Education Grants Program will fund projects that fit into one of the following two categories:

Redwood Visit

Educational programs which provide a 1-day field trip experience in a redwood forest. Funds provided should go primarily towards transportation.

  • $1500 award

Forest Immersion

Educational programs which provide 3-5 day field experiences in a redwood forest. (This includes a school spending multiple days in the forest or a nonprofit or other organization which brings multiple school groups to the forest for a single visit or overnight visit.)

  • $5000 award

Three Year Grant Opportunities: Applicants applying under the Forest Immersion category can apply for up to three years of funding. There will be a limited number of proposals selected for potential multi-year funding from those that apply.

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

Eligibility:

  • We only accept applications from nonprofit organizations (including public agencies and schools) as described in 26 USC Section 170(b) (1) (A) [other than clauses (vii) and (viii)].
  • All League Education Grant projects must have a field component.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals are not eligible to apply. 


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