Cottonwood Foundation Offers Funding to Grassroots Organizations

Posted by on February 14, 2003

Cottonwood Foundation Offers Funding to Grassroots Organizations Working for a Sustainable Future
Deadline: Open

The Cottonwood Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity, has announced its 2003 grant request information.

In 2003, the foundation will award approximately 40 grants in the $500 to $1,000 range to grassroots organizations in the United States and internationally. The foundation has a very limited amount of funding available and will only award grants to organizations that work to protect the environment, promote cultural diversity, empower people to meet their basic needs, and rely on volunteer efforts.

Examples of activities that might be funded include replanting of native plant species; land acquisition; construction of housing or buildings; purchase of tools, equipment, seeds, or animals; conducting training workshops; developing educational materials; providing funds or micro-loans for job creation; construction or repair of community water systems; ecosystem restoration; and purchase of alternative energy equipment. The foundation also provides funding for general support, particularly for organizations with very small budgets.

The foundation is particularly interested in supporting organizations for which small grants will make a significant difference. Applicant organizations are not required to have 501(c)(3) status, but only charitable, nonprofit organizations will receive consideration.

For complete program guidelines, application information, and answers to frequently asked questions, see the Cottonwood Foundation Web site.

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