Strong Foundation for Environmental Values Grant

The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $7,500

Next anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 15, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County Show all

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, assist, nurture, and sustain local grassroots organizations that help to build an ethic of environmental stewardship in their communities. 

Small competitive grants are awarded across Northern California to reward innovative local projects that can benefit present and future generations.


We emphasize grants for environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaborative efforts, innovative programs, land acquisition, planning and training. Climate change programs at the community level are also eligible for grant consideration. Examples would be projects related to a changing climate, preparing for resilience, learning for adaptation, and promoting changes in lifestyle to help avoid or mitigate climate impacts.

Grant Awards

Our grant awards range from $3,000 to $7,500. The grant funding is for a one year period.

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


  • We can fund only 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organizations. A grant recipient may be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or, lacking tax exempt status, may be a non-profit organization that has a tax-exempt fiscal agent.
  • Due to the size of our grants and the Board's intention that the grant assistance have as great an impact as possible, we will accept grant proposals from applicants with annual organization operating budgets below $600,000.00 dollars.
    • Capital expenses/funds pertaining to land acquisition and building construction are not considered part of the operating budget and should not be counted.
  • Currently, our focus is on projects located in California, specifically the geographic areas of Northern California, the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada, including the entire California-Oregon Klamath River watershed and the watersheds that arise in the Sierras and terminate in Nevada's terminal lakes.
    • Our definition of Northern California extends from the Oregon border south to and ending at the northern boundaries of the San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino county lines.


  • We do not fund:

    • Conferences

    • Expeditions

    • Exhibitions

    • Film festivals

    • Lobbying or influencing legislation

    • Political campaigns

    • Debt retirement

    • Mortgage reduction

    • Emergency grants

    • Endowments

    • Fellowships

    • Professorships

    • Scholarships

    • Program-related investment.

  • We do not make multi-year grants or pass-through grants.