How to Apply for a Grant

U.S. Grants

Grants to U.S. based non-profits are made completely at the discretion of the EcoEd Board of Directors. No grant applications are accepted. 

International Grants

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All International grant applications are by invitation only. See below for requirements and process. 

Requirements for International Grantees:

All grantees invited to apply must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a non-profit, educational organization or public charity

  2. Be involved in projects and endeavors concerning climate change solutions, recovery, mitigation or education.

  3. Be able to provide written material and financial statements to EcoEd.

  4. Be able to provide information that will enable EcoEd to establish US public charity equivalency.

  5. Be willing and able to provide an annual report on grant activities. 

 

Description of Grant Process:

All organizations desiring a grant must meet the requirements listed above. EcoEd does not consider any requests from groups who do not meet these conditions. In order to make a request, organizations must go through the following steps:

Step 1. Initial Invitation:
Upon receiving an invitation from EcoEd, fill out an application included in the invitation and provide all supporting information stipulated.The Board will conduct a pre-grant inquiry to determine that the applying organization meets all requirements and can fulfill the charitable purposes of a grant. The Board will review the application and have discussions with people working in the applying organization. Additional investigation may be undertaken if more information is deemed necessary.

Step 2: Grant Acceptance or Decline: 

The Board of EcoEd typically reviews grant awards once a year in the spring, making final grant decisions in May or June. However, occasionally the board will consider emergency requests if funds are available. Once the Board has decided which grants it will award, they will send letters to applicants indicating the status of their request.

Step 3. Grant Agreement:
Once a grant request has been awarded, the director or officer of the grantee organization must sign a letter of agreement that specifies the charitable purposes of the grant. The agreement commits the grantee to the following:

  1. Stating that they will use the funds for the activities described on the grant application. 

  2. Submission of annual reports.

  3. Maintenance of books and records that are available to EcoEd at reasonable times.

  4. Prohibition of use of the funds to carry on propaganda or attempt to influence legislation, to influence the outcome of any public election or to carry on in any way a voter registration drive, or to undertake any activity for non-charitable purposes.

  5. Repayment of funds not used for the grant’s purposes.

 

Step 4. Annual Report:
Grantee organizations must provide an annual report that includes financial information as well as a description of activities funded by the grant. The report should describe how the funds have been used, demonstrate compliance with the terms of the grant agreement, and show how the grantee organization is making progress toward achieving the purposes for which the grant was made.