Track 2: Three Year Impact Grants

Woodard & Curran Foundation

Grant amount: US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 1, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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The Woodard & Curran Foundation is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to making grants that empower local and global solutions for a healthier world. Proposed projects must promote a clean and sustainable environment (additional preference will be given when those efforts include a defined educational component), include or rely upon volunteers from the community/schools/colleges, demonstrate significant progress on the project defined in the application, and support the public at large (i.e., not a single individual).

Grant Cycle Giving Strategy

Woodard & Curran Foundation's giving strategy is focused on a resource basic to life and often taken for granted: clean water. Whether you live in an area where water supplies are plentiful or where water scarcity is a daily concern, issues surrounding water conservation, sanitation, and safe drinking water supplies are high on the list of environmental concerns.

The Foundation is passionate about progress for a sustainable future and strives to partner with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations taking action toward that progress.

Track 2: Three Year Impact Grant

Our intent for the 2017 Impact Grant is to establish a partnership with an organization that shares our vision by funding an innovative project that applies or advances technology by addressing water issues (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) relating to climate change.

During 2017, one Impact Grant will be awarded for $100,000, distributed over three consecutive years beginning in October 2017 ($33,000 in 2017, $33,000 in 2018, and $34,000 in 2019).

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


  • Applicants must be a U.S.-based organization;
    • U.S.-based organizations working on an international project (e.g., in conjunction with U.S. resources and volunteers, similar to Engineers Without Borders, Agua Clara Cornell, etc.), are eligible for the grant.
  • Applicants must have received 501(c)(3) non-profit designation as of the date of the application;
    • Non-profits that do not have 501(c)(3) designation can submit under the umbrella of a partner 501(c)(3) organization. However, the grant would be issued to the 501(c)(3) partner so the applicant would need an arrangement for them to pass the funds on to the applicant's organization.
  • Applicants must support the public at large (i.e., not a single individual);
  • Applicants must not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Applicants would be pursuing funding for an innovative project applying or advancing technology to address water issues relating to climate change.


  • Additional preference will be given when those efforts include a defined educational component.


  • We do not fund houses of worship, political organizations, or political action committees.
  • We do not accept applications from organizations that are based outside the U.S.

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