Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Approximately $1.6M is available nationwide for projects meeting program priorities. Awards range from $25,000 to $50,000 with an average size of $40,000 and 40-50 grants awarded per year. Grants should span 12 to 18 months with a start date in late summer/early fall 2023. Participating partners include: U.S. EPA Five Star Restoration Training Program, Urban Waters Federal … Read more

Pre-proposals due September 1 for $250,000 Midpen grantmaking opportunity

On August 2, we announced our second round of $250,000 in Midpen’s Grantmaking Program. Projects that further scientific understanding of our natural world, build capacity in the conservation field, or support nature-focused access, interpretation, and/or education for the public will be considered for grants up to $50,000.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Fiscal Year 2022 Grantmaking Program

A total of $250,000 in funding is available for organizations and projects that further the understanding and protection of our natural world, build capacity in the conservation field, and facilitate access to the outdoors or augment interpretation and education opportunities for the public. The grantmaking process is guided by an emphasis on investments that reflect … Read more

FY2021 Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership RFP

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. PMEP is seeking project proposals that restore or protect habitats for PMEP focal species within nearshore and estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that increase our … Read more

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Grantmaking Program

The updated program is intended to build a collaborative, community-wide approach to environmental stewardship by building the capacity of local community organizations. Public agencies, nonprofits, K-12 schools and academic institutions, and private organizations are eligible to apply for grant funding in three categories: Applied Science – Proposals that advance scientific understanding of natural processes and … Read more

Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement – Recreational Use Grant Program

The purpose of this grant program is to administer funds from settling defendants in the matter of the United States of America v M/V Cosco Busan, et al. These funds will be used for grants to restore, expand, or enhance recreational opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area as public compensation for the loss of … Read more

Bay Area Priority Conservation Area Grant

Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) are open spaces that provide agricultural, natural resource, scenic, recreational, and/or ecological values and ecosystem functions. These areas are identified through consensus by local jurisdictions and park/open space districts as lands in need of protection due to pressure from urban development or other factors. PCAs are categorized by four designations: Natural … Read more

Santa Clara County Mini Grants Program

The mini-grants program aims to provide seed funding to encourage broader and long-term community engagement in wildlife habitat restoration or watershed stewardship activities in Santa Clara County. Mini-grant funding is designed to support small scale projects or help kick start larger scale projects. Examples of past projects that have received mini-grant funding include, educational excursions … Read more

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA) is soliciting applications to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat (i.e. wetlands) in San Francisco Bay and its watersheds. A broad range of entities, as described in Section III.A, are eligible to submit applications under this announcement for projects within the nine Bay Area counties (Marin, … Read more

Honda Marine Science Foundation Grants

The Honda Marine Science Foundation is an initiative to help restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience. The foundation supports efforts that improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations. Grants are awarded to Coastal regions in Wa, Or, CA and Hawaii. The deadline for LOI submission is October 1. Selected applicants will be … Read more