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You Can Ask for a Grant
Your favorite nonprofit can apply for a grant!
For grants ranging from over $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000, applications are usually due in December of every year. We accept requests for grants under $1,000 on a rolling basis between September 1 and May 31 of the following year. Our endowment is currently a little over $1 million, which means our annual grant budget is roughly $50,000. We're an all-volunteer organization, which is why we're able to make the most of the annual distribution from our endowment.
You Can Boost Your Fundraising
Your favorite nonprofit can add major credibility to its pitch when it works with a foundation (one with a permanent endowment, to be specific). You can ask us to work with it. It would gain a dynamic of stability and permanence that it wouldn't have otherwise. And your favorite nonprofit would find it easier to convince donors to put it in their will and to start and/or grow an endowment.
To be clear, we also would like to grow the Green Fund. Working with your favorite nonprofit would give us more exposure. But we know we're an intermediary, and, more importantly, we know that working unselfishly on your favorite nonprofit's behalf is, paradoxically, the best strategy for the Green Fund over the long term. A generous, unselfish approach is always a winner in fundraising.
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Please navigate to partners/grants at work to see a full listing of grants issued since 2011.
Grant applications for 2017 are closed. You can still apply for a microgrant of up to $1000 - navigate to grants for more information.