Watershed Fund: Environmental Education Grant Programs

The Watershed Fund

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: College / University Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Middlesex County, New Haven County

Location of residency: Connecticut

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About this funder:



The Watershed Fund partners with local land trusts, municipalities, state agencies and others to protect threatened watershed lands. It is proud of its efforts to protect water quality while adding value to a community’s quality of life by protecting open spaces.

Purpose of Environment Education Grants

To award grants to organizations providing education in the appreciation of and preservation of our environment, with particular emphasis on the understanding of our water resources, the negative impacts of development and other activities on water quality, and the benefits to water quality and the environment of preserving watershed land as open space.

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


  • Types of Organizations Eligible to Apply for Grants:
    • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
    • Regional health districts
    • Municipalities
    • Public and private schools and colleges
  • Projects must benefit or have a meaningful relation to the residents of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District.
    • The District is comprised of: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby. East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, West Haven and Woodbridge.
  • Program must complement the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s environmental education program and be offered to citizens within the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District.
  • Program must provide an educational experience that would enhance the Authority’s Source Water Protection Program or create opportunities to advance the mission of The Watershed Fund.
  • Application must include quantifiable benchmarks to measure a project’s objectives.