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Grants & Awards

Grants

Looking for extra financial help for your program or organization? Find the support you need with our collection of grants and funding opportunities. KTB has a variety of pass-thru grant opportunities available to affiliates and community members across the state. There are also a variety of additional grant opportunities that are made available to qualified applicants through our friends and partners. 


Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Foundation seek partners whose wrosk addresses issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors and Scoail/Economic Factors. This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two satges. 

Application dates vary

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Grant

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Grant

In its 25 year history, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made more than $640 million in investments through more than 10,000 grants to more than 3,000 organizations and agencies in the United States and throughout the world.

Application due dates vary

Grants.gov

Grants.gov

Centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. It takes a bit of searching to find opportunities that are right for your organization, but the Category feature helps narrow your search.

Application due dates vary

Urban Land Institute Tenant Energy Optimization Program Campaign

Urban Land Institute Tenant Energy Optimization Program Campaign

Receive up to $3,000 for local sustainability programming focused on collaboration in tenant spaces to promote energy efficiency and sustainability! The Tenant Energy Optimization Program integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers excellent financial returns through energy conservation. The program is a ten-step process that details pre-lease, design and construction, and post-occupancy phases for tenant spaces. The process emphasizes the importance of collaboration among tenants, building owners, and service providers.

Rolling applications

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

The TERP program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment. The program consists of nine different grant programs with different requirements and due dates.

Application due dates vary

Herb Society

Herb Society

The Herb Society of America offers grants & scholarships to support herb education through; elementary school education (in the form of a living herb garden); consumer goods research & development; college students pursuing higher education; and a variety of regional unit scholarships.

Application due dates vary

Clearing House

Clearing House

Environmental Education in Georgia offers a variety of grants. Visit our website to view grants listed in order by application deadline and grouped by month due. Don’t miss continuing opportunities located in the “ongoing section” of our website.

Application due dates vary

Rebuilding Texas Grants

Rebuilding Texas Grants

The Rebuilding Texas Fund was established in August 2017 by Keep Texas Beautiful to support our affiliate communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Rebuilding Texas Grants will provide financial aid to affiliates who are hoping to undergo rebuilding or restoration projects.

2018 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.

Waste Management Recycle Often, Recycle Right Grant

Waste Management Recycle Often, Recycle Right Grant

The RORR Grant will provide affiliate communities with $500 - $1,500 to purchase recycling bins to either start a new recycling program (community, office, or school) or add to an existing recycling program. Affiliates applying for the grant should already have a recycling plan in place, through either an existing recycling program or plans with a waste hauler or local government to implement a new recycling program.

2018 Applications Open November 15

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia provides grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of  environmental problems. Because change occurs through a strong grassroots movement, funding focuses on organizations with strong citizen support. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

Application due dates vary

Lyft Community Grants

Lyft Community Grants

Lyft Community Grants support nonprofit organizations working across metropolitan regions nationwide, including many where Keep America Beautiful affiliates are located. Each month, one organization in each participating region that clearly states the role that transportation and mobility plays in the organization's mission or operations will receive a $1,000 grant in the form of a Lyft ride credit. Lyft will notify the winning organizations no later than the 10th of each month, with the first round being announced in March 2018.

Rolling applications

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

The Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and partner organizations that serve communities affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides support for cleanup efforts and helps rebuild public spaces.

Rolling applications 
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 are awarded each biennial. 

Applications due December 2018

CO-OP Grants

CO-OP Grants

The Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant provides funding to local governments and non-profit organizations for programming that introduces under-served populations to environmental and conservation programs as well as TPWD mission oriented outdoor activities.

Applications due February 1

Native Garden Grants

Native Garden Grants

The Native Garden Grants in association with Nissan provides winning affiliate communities with $800.00 and support and materials to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. These will serve as models to educate people to grow native species.

2018 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation Grants

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Grants

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers over $40 millionThe David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers over $40 millionannually through their Ocean program grants. The program aimsto eliminate IUU fishing, ensure fisheries are sustainable, andprotect shorebird and seabird habitat—none of which is possiblewithout addressing trash pollution in our environment.

 Rolling applications

USDA Solid Waste Management Grants

USDA Solid Waste Management Grants

This program helps eliminate pollution of water resources through funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste. Only rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people are eligible to apply.

Applications accepted annually from October 1 to December 31

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Healthy thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. Waste Management lends support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Every community has challenges, and Waste Management strives to be part of the problem solving initiatives.

Rolling applications

Recycling Grants

Recycling Grants

Thanks to Recycle2Support, Keep Texas Beautiful proudly hosted the 2018 Recycle2Support Recycling Grant Program. This grant will provided multipleKTB affiliates with monetary assistance to help strengthen their local recycling programs. 

2018 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.

TDA Expanding 3Es Nutrition Grant

TDA Expanding 3Es Nutrition Grant

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is now accepting applications for the Expanding 3Es Nutrition Grant (X3E) to expand farm to school activities. The program encourages children’s health and well-being through the 3E’s of Healthy Living - Education, Exercise and Eating Right. Grant recipients receive funds to help connect students to nutrition and agriculture through education, taste tests, schools gardens, field trips, local food sourcing for school menus, and more!

 

Applications are due December 6, 2018

Green Bag Grants

Green Bag Grants

The Green Bag Grants, in association with H-E-B and Central Market, provide $25,000 in funding for KTB affiliates’ new and existing programs for beautification, litter prevention, recycling, sustainability, waste reduction, water conservation, and plastic bag recycling and reduction. 

2018 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.

The Recycling Partnership: 2018 Cart Grant RFP

The Recycling Partnership: 2018 Cart Grant RFP

The Recycling Partnership (Partnership) is a national nonprofit transforming recycling in towns all across America. Every day, we work hand-in-hand with communities and businesses because improved recycling creates jobs, protects the environment, and empowers communities.  For more information regarding our programs, staff and funders, visit: www.recyclingpartnership.org.

Rolling applications

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants

NEEF offers a variety of grants and awards in order to support and highlight the great work being done across the nation at the local level. We applaud and support individual and group commitment to nature through education and service.

Application due dates vary

Entergy Open Grants

Entergy Open Grants

Entergy’s Open Grants Program focuses on improving communities as a whole. They provide funds for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, the environment and healthy families. These grants are available to communities where Entergy has operations.

Rolling applications

Urban Land Institute City Energy Project Grant Program

Urban Land Institute City Energy Project Grant Program

Submit a short grant proposal with your idea for how to engage members on energy efficiency and benchmarking and receive up to $3,000 to fund your idea! The City Energy Project (CEP) is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. CEP collaborates with each city to develop a tailored set of policies and programs to improve the energy performance of its building stock, including energy benchmarking legislation. By partnering, CEP and ULI intend to facilitate engagement and peer to peer learning opportunities in participating cities.

Rolling applications

Local Parks Grants

Local Parks Grants

The Local Park Grant Program consists of 5 individual programs that assist local units of government with the acquisition and/or development of public recreation areas and facilities throughout the State of Texas. The Program provides 50% matching grants on a reimbursement basis to eligible applicants. All grant assisted sites must be dedicated as parkland in perpetuity, properly maintained and open to the public.        

Applications due February 1

Fiskars Orange Thumb Project

Fiskars Orange Thumb Project

A community garden grant program that provides tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification and healthy, sustainable food sources. The application is open to non-profit organizations in North America.

Application due dates vary

NAAEE

NAAEE

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) offers a variety of opportunities including grants, scholarships, contests, publishing opportunities, events, and more. Visit our website for more information.

Application due dates vary

Captain Planet

Captain Planet

Educators, both K-12 classroom and informal, who are interested in receiving support for students to design and implement hands-on environmental solutions are eligible for project funding. Visit our website to research the grants and resource opportunities below to determine which program best fits your needs.

Application due dates vary

Garden-Ville Materials Grant

Garden-Ville Materials Grant

The Garden-Ville Materials Grant will provide five affiliate communities in the Central Texas area, near a Garden-Ville store, with $1,000.00 worth of gardening materials (one tree, soil, mulch, and compost) needed to create and maintain a demonstration garden or beautification effort.

2018 Applications Due November 28

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