HEFN does not make grants or recommend grants to foundations. Grantseekers working on environmental health and environmental justice issues may create an organizational profile on HEFN's website. To do this, first sign up to be an approved site user by going to our home page, look for "new user?" and follow the prompts. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among resources for grantseekers:
- The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. It collects and disseminates data and resources about philanthropy and fundraising through web-based resources as well as through libraries and resource collections across the US.
- GrantsDirect provides directories profiling foundations who work in various issue areas.
- GuideStar is a national database of nonprofit organizations.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights nonprofit news.
To access information about federal funding in the United States, visit www.grants.gov.
Recent federal and other funding opportunities posted relevant to health and the environment include:
The 11th Hour Project's Climate and Energy Program has issued a Request for Proposals to fund solutions-oriented communications activities. It is open to any non-profit organization that is not currently a grantee of the program. Communications projects should be focused on work to empower the clean energy economy in the U.S., and they should have measurable outcomes, whether qualitative or quantitative. Of particular interest are distributed generation, adoption of electric vehicles, and community ownership of renewable energy. Activities can use any type of media: documentaries, white papers, campaigns, events, advertisements, cartoons, and others. Projects should target policy makers, community and business leaders, and other influential groups, and not individual consumers or the general public. Submissions are due by May 31, 2013. Click here for more information.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on science for sustainable and healthy tribes. This solicitation is focused on research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. The objectives of the awards to be made under this solicitation are to improve understanding of: 1) the health impacts of climate change on tribal populations; and 2) the health impacts of indoor air pollution exposures that derive from or are directly affecting traditional tribal life-ways and cultural practices. Solicitation Opening Date: February 25, 2013; Solicitation Closing Date: June 25, 2013. Click here for more information.
- The EPA has announced new Requests for Proposals that may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years), Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) and Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years). Click here for more information.
- The EPA has announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing harmful pollution from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines and improving air quality and Americans' health. In addition to these grants, approximately $9 million will be available through direct state allocations. EPA estimates that for every $1 spent on clean diesel funding up to $13 of public health benefit is realized. Click here for more information.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of over $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic disease, violence and injury, and improve mental health and equity. Click here for more information.
Please suggest other resources that might be helpful to grantseekers working on environment and health issues, by emailing email@example.com.