Funding

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 a regional focus and
provide avenues for partnership with Midpen or other stakeholders. Consistent with Midpen’s Board
Policy 3.10, the Grantmaking Program is committed to soliciting proposals from a diverse range of
community based and other nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, student researchers, academic
institutions, and public agencies, and is encouraging first time applicants and organizations that reach
underserved communities to apply.
Midpen is accepting proposals for three funding priorities, outlined below:
• Applied science – advancing scientific understanding of natural processes and/or promoting
environmental stewardship.
• Partnership and network support – cultivating, sustaining and growing conservation networks.
• Access, interpretation, and education – educating and promoting open space protection. Two funding tiers are available:
• Tier 1 for projects up to $25,000; and
• Tier 2 for projects from $25,001 to $50,000. Midpen is accepting proposals for all three Funding Priorities for both tier 1 and tier 2 awards.

Funding Agency

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen)

Contact

or (650) 625-6507

Amount

$25-50,000 and $250,000 total

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline

September 1, 2021