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Pacific Islands Area Fiscal Year 2021 Conservation Solutions Through Strategic Partnerships

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NRCS is seeking proposals to increase conservation delivery capacity of Soil and Water and Conservation Districts and emerging partners by increasing the number of partner staff implementing or supporting conservation delivery and increase adoption and implementation of soil health plans on cropland.

Deadline

4/25/2021

HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants

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Nonprofits that focus on improving the lives of the less fortunate and directly impact and support the children of Hawaii are eligible to apply for the HawaiiUSA Foundation Grants. Projects should have broad community support and address specific community needs.

Deadline

Year Round

Nutrien Grants

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Nutrien supports community initiatives that are aligned with their goals of sustainable agriculture and food solutions, environmental footprint, and diversity and inclusion. They hope to invest in places where Nutrien does business- Nutrien has a location in Hilo.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Endangered Species Recovery Implementation

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This program provides organizations that are familiar with the biology and ecosystems of certain federally endangered and threatened species with funding to create recovery plans for these species. Recovery plans should define the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act are no longer needed, identify the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery, and provide public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species.

Deadline

9/30/2021

Blooming Prairie Foundation

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Nationwide

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This foundation was a established to further the health of people, the planet, and the cooperative business model by supporting development, research, and educational efforts in the organic industry and cooperative community. The organization hopes to encourage, support, promote and enhance the development of organic and natural products. Click here to see previously funded projects.

Deadline

3/1/2021

Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board Grants

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This program supports opportunities for nonprofits that support youth education in traditional academics and the arts as well as programs that raise awareness about the importance of living sustainably and in harmony with the environment. Well-established organizations with five or more years of operating experience and a budget less than $5 million are encouraged to apply.

Deadline

Unclear

Gardens for Good Program

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Nationwide

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This program provides grants of $5,000 to support nonprofit, organically-grown community garden projects that help advance change in their local community. Nonprofit corporations in the US may apply. Winners will be selected based on the number of votes their garden receives and an evaluation of an internal application.

Deadline

3/24/2021

Laura Jane Musser Fund

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The Laura Jane Musser Fund assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. The goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species.

Deadline

3/17/2021

Farmers Advocating for Organic

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Nationwide

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This grant is the largest farmer-funded grant program in the US. It provides $5,000-$50,000 grants to research, education and advocacy projects that protect and promote the organic industry and livelihood of organic farmers. Nonprofit organizations and academic/research institutions may submit a letter of interest by March 1, and if approved, may submit an application by March 15. FAFO prioritizes projects that focus on organic soil health and biology, strengthen CROPP Cooperative, and benefit family farmers who produce organic dairy, eggs, meat, produce and grain/forage.

Deadline

3/1/2021

Rural Development Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Funding

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Nationwide

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SECD promotes regional economic and community strategic planning in rural America through supporting multi-jurisdictional or multi-sectoral projects. There are a variety of SECD programs relating to community facilities, water and waste disposal, business and industry, rural business development, and broadband service. All programs are now streamlined under one application. Webinars on February 4th and 9th will provide an overview of all funding opportunities. Register for the webinar here.

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Varies

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Education and Workforce Development

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This program focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, and a brand-new program for agricultural workforce training. Deadlines vary for each program area; please refer to the RFA for more details.

Deadline

Varies

COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant Program

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Statewide

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This program enables non-profits, local businesses, and public entities engaged in humanitarian efforts to be matched with workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The grant provides fully subsidized workers for select COVID-19 disaster recovery job positions, for up to one year (2080 hours). 

Deadline

TBD

Kaulunani Grant Program

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Statewide

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This program makes Hawaii greener and more enjoyable through providing $500-$14,999 grants to nonprofits, schools, community organizations, parks, museums and arboretums to plant community trees, provide education and outreach assistance to educate the community about the benefits of trees, and provide technology, tools and training for tree care and maintenance. To see previously funded projects, click here. Though grant opportunities are currently being determined in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaulunani welcomes pre-proposal submissions in anticipation of future funding opportunities.

Deadline

TBD

Western IPM Center Planning Grant

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Nationwide

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This grant provides up to $15,000 of funding to develop or update crop profiles, pest management strategic plans, integrated pest management strategic plans, evaluations or other planning and evaluation documents. Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis and up to $75,000 of funding is available in 2020-2021.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Scientific Cooperation Research Program

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Nationwide

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This program provides up to $50,000 of funding for collaborative applied research, extension, and education projects  between the U.S. and foreign scientists. Projects may last up to two years. Foreign researchers must be from selected emerging market economies. Research must create practical solutions to challenges faced by small farmers and build regional or global trade capacities in FAS countries. The goal is to enhance the technical skills of agricultural professionals and help beneficiary countries to be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

Deadline

3/1/2021

The David Lucile & Packard Foundation

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Nationwide

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This Foundation provides grants to tax-exempt charitable organizations to conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation is one of their funding priorities. To apply, please submit an inquiry here.

Deadline

Year Round

Frances R. Dewing Foundation

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Nationwide

Private

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This foundation funds projects related to early childhood education, specifically for children 6th grade and below. 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants that directly benefit children. Previously awarded projects include the creation of an outdoor classroom, an urban wildlife curriculum summer camp, and a hands-on discovery zone. This fund does not support grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, scholarship, or general funds. Applications are reviewed two times a year: April 1 and October 1.

Deadline

4/1/2021

Home Depot Community Impact Grants

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Nationwide

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The Foundation offers up to $5,000 grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies that use volunteers to improve the community. Grants are given in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services and are required to be completed within six months of the approval date. Projects that empower local volunteers of all skill levels to make a lasting impact in their community are eligible for funding.

Deadline

Will Reopen in 2021

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Sustainable Agricultural Systems

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This program provides funding to projects that promote transformational changes in the US food and agriculture system, with a preference for projects that take a systems approach to sustainable agricultural intensification, agricultural climate adaptation, value-added innovation, and/or food and nutrition translation. State agricultural experiment stations, universities and university research foundations, other research institutions and organizations, federal agencies, national laboratories, private organizations and corporations, individuals may apply for research, education or extension projects. Universities may apply for integrated projects.

Deadline

7/1/2021

Costco Wholesale Grants

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Costco supports 501(c)(3) organizations that support children, education, and/or health and human services. They accept funding requests throughout the year on a rolling basis. Organizations may submit one application per fiscal year.

Deadline

Year Round

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

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Nationwide

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The National Sea Grant Office and the Ocean Acidification Program are seeking applications that establish, continue, and expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Projects should utilize new or existing research or industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Project funding is expected to range between $100,000-$300,000 per year for 1-3 years. Institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

3/16/2021

Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving Program

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This program supports Hawaii charities through providing funding for health and human services, education, community, culture and the arts, and environmental and land stewardship. Grant decisions are made bi-monthly, and applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the event or project deadline.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.

Deadline

Year Round

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

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Food Sovereignty Tours offers $50-$600 scholarships to individuals based on need, interest and available funds to provide educational travel opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The goal of the program is to allow recipients to build alliances and learn new innovations and strategies from people around the world working to build food justice and food sovereignty.

Deadline

Unclear

The Healy Foundation

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The Healy Foundation offers nonprofits in Hawaii grants up to $50,000 for projects that address the protection of ecosystems, climate change mitigation, reduction of childhood poverty, or youth advocacy and education.

Deadline

Year Round

‘Eleu Grants for Disaster Relief and Recovery

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This program provides grants up to $2,500 to fund community response efforts to this and future disasters on Hawaii island. Nonprofits providing assistance with food security, among other causes, are eligible to apply.

Deadline

TBD

Cooke Foundation

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The Cooke Foundation supports worthy endeavors in the community that the family feels will make a significant difference in the betterment and welfare of the people of Hawaii. To see the list of 2020 grantees, click here.

Deadline

9/1/2021

2021 Seeding Solutions Program

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This program encourages the development of partnerships that support innovative and transformative research focused on the foundation’s priority areas, which include soil health, sustainable water management, next generation crops, advanced animal systems, urban food systems, and health-agriculture. All grants require matching contributions from a non-US federal entity.

Deadline

3/10/2021

Candidate Species Conservation Fund

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This fund supports conservation activities for high priority candidate species or other at-risk species in the US. The goal is to eliminate or reduce identified threats to the species through habitat restoration, research, surveys and monitoring, and educational outreach efforts.

Deadline

9/30/2021

‘Ahahui Grants

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This program provides funding to organizations that host community events aligning with OHA’s 2020-2035 Strategic Plan Framework, provide significant benefits to the Hawaiian community, and offer OHA valuable PR, partnerships and community engagement opportunities. All events must be free to attend and participate, open to the larger community, publicly announced, and compliant with government related gathering limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline

3/12/2021

The Coca-Cola Foundation

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The Coca-Cola Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that empower women, protect the environment, and enhance communities through education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives. In 2019, 375 donations and grants were awarded to a variety of organizations including agricultural-related organizations; see the list here.

Deadline

Year Round

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants

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This program hopes to fund projects that influence health equity by addressing the future of food, evidence, social interaction, or work. Preference will be given to nonprofits. Projects should increase opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. View previously funded projects here.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Atherton Family Foundation Grant

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The Foundation makes grants for projects that benefit the people of Hawai`i.  The Foundation currently funds in the followingareas:arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) public charity status or must apply through a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3)public charity status.  

Deadline

Rolling Basis

DBEDT Grant Writing Assistance

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DBEDT provides grant writing technical assistance to nonprofit organizations with projects that are readily implementable. Projects must exhibit components that incorporate community economic development benefit and show sustainability with the ability to create and maintain jobs in the community. Grants up to $5,000 are eligible for grant writing technical assistance, provided a cash match of 25% of the technical assistance request.

Deadline

TBD

Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

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The Recovery Land Acquisition Grant and Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant provide financial assistance to state agencies to support the development and implementation of conservation programs. Only state agencies with a cooperative agreement adherent to Section 6(c) of the Endangered Species Act are able to apply, though conservation and other organizations may work with their state agency as a sub grantee.

Deadline

4/9/2021

Food Safety Outreach Program

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This program provides funding to develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers.

Deadline

4/1/2021

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

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This program helps beginning farmers and ranchers enter or improve their success in farming, ranching, and managing nonindustrial private forest lands through supporting projects that provide education, mentorship and technical assistance to enhance their knowledge and skills. Applications from partnerships/collaborations that are led by or include NGOs, CBOs, and school-based agricultural educational organizations with expertise in new agricultural producer training and outreach will be given priority. Examples of eligible programs include entrepreneurship and business training, technical assistance to help beginning farmers and ranchers acquire land, and mentor, apprentice, and internship opportunities.

Deadline

3/25/2021

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

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This program provides one-time federal assistance to help projects become self-sustaining. There are two goals for this program: to meet the food needs of low-income individuals, and meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs. There are two types of grants: Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. Examples of Community Food Projects include community gardens with market stands, value chain projects, food hubs, farmers’ markets. Planning Projects include community food assessments, GIS analyses, food sovereignty studies, and farm-to-institution exploration. All projects must involve low-income participants. A dollar-for-dollar match is required.

Deadline

5/4/2021

Western IPM Center Special Issues Grant

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This Center offers special issues grants up to $5,000 for time-sensitive one-year integrated pest management projects that cannot wait until the next regular grant cycle.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Omron Foundation

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The Omron Foundation provides $250-$100,000+ grants to nonprofits for a one year program that helps meet people’s basic needs, including food needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

The Pollination Project Daily Grant Program

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The Pollination Project provides $1,000 to community-driven grassroots initiatives that empower individuals and inspire others. If the project fits their criteria, any project worldwide that moves towards a better world is eligible. Individuals, informally organized groups and organizations and formally registered or incorporated not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. The annual budget for applicants must be less than $50,000, and the total cost of the project that funding is being requested for must be less than $40,000. The group or organization must not have paid staff of any kind, and cannot do any work that promotes or advocates for animal agriculture.This program will not fund anything relating to the consumption of animal products, beekeeping, or synthetic or chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides. This program also provides non-financial support through training, peer support groups, and access to other opportunities and funders.

Deadline

Year Round

C&C of Honolulu Department of Community Services Grants in Aid

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Oahu

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Each year the C&C of Honolulu allocates 0.5% of their estimated annual general fund revenues to nonprofit organizations. Organizations must be authorized to do business in the state and provide services to economic or socially disadvantaged populations. Requests for grant proposals are available in September or October, and award notifications are announced in March.

Deadline

Unclear

Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program

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RMAP provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations to help micro enterprises start and grow through training and technical assistance and a rural micro loan revolving fund. Nonprofits and institutes of higher education are eligible to become a MDO.

Deadline

Unclear

Seed Savers Seed Donation Program

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This program provides a free variety of 50 seed packets to organizations and gardens in need. Community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest or save seed for other in need are eligibly to apply. Nonprofits, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs may also apply. There is a $15 shipping and handling charge for each seed donation.

Deadline

Year Round

Lawrence Foundation

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The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation that makes $5,000-$10,000 grants to support the environment, human services, and other causes. There are two grant cycle deadlines: April 30, and October 31. Click here to see previously funded grants.

Deadline

4/30/2021

Agriculture in the Classroom Challenge Grants Program

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The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program provides funding for projects that encourage academic institutions in partnership with organizations and employers to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community in K-14 instruction and secondary and 2-year-postsecondary education. The maximum award amount is $50,000 for a regular grant, $150,000 for a collaborative type 1 grant, and $300,000 for a collaborative type 2 grant. Funds may be used towards curriculum development, instructional delivery systems, expanding student career opportunities, training faculty, and facilitating interaction with other academic institutions.

Deadline

2/4/2022

Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

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Nonprofits, accredited schools, and government agencies can request Target Gift Card donations. The average donation is $25-$50 with a maximum of $500 per year.

Deadline

Year Round

C&C of Honolulu Household Hardship Relief Fund Program

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Oahu

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This program offers up to $2,000 per month plus $500 additional per month financial relief to Oahu households facing hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible uses include rent, mortgage, certain utilities, a DHS-recognized childcare providers.

Deadline

TBD

Rural Business Development Grant

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The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training to small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. There are two types of grants: enterprise grants and opportunity grants. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

Deadline

3/31/2021

FEMA Public Assistance Programs

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FEMA Public Assistance Programs reimburse eligible applicants for costs associated with emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline

TBD

Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant

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Nonprofits that work in hunger, youth and education, veterans, health and human services, and diversity and inclusion many apply for $1,000-$2,500 of funding under the Safeway Nourishing Neighbors Grant.

Deadline

Year Round

Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation

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This Foundation supports $2,500-$7,500 nonprofits that benefit the people of Maui, specifically organizations and programs that support the impact of COVID-19 and for whom modest grants will have the greatest impact. Evaluations are based on community need, financial accountability, organization stability, and the projected cost of the program in relation to its benefits. Preference is given to organizations meeting food, shelter, and/or human service needs.

Deadline

8/2/2021

NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training Program

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This program is looking for organizations that can help develop new programs and encourage partnerships among environmental education programs as part of the NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training program. The Hawaii B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning for K-12 students. Proposals should provide watershed educational and service learning experiences for students, professional development opportunities for teachers, and support regional education and environmental priorities.

Deadline

4/23/2021

Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program

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