Environmental Projects

Posted by V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation on July 18, 2016

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation Invites Applications for Environmental Projects

The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation was founded with the aim of strengthening environmental research, including research on climate change, unsustainable consumption, and loss of biodiversity. The foundation works primarily in the United States, but only on national- and international-level issues. Since its establishment in 1991, the foundation has awarded approximately $140 million in grants to a hundred and sixty organizations.

The foundation gives priority in its grantmaking to projects that take stock of the scale of environmental problems; use a systems approach to achieve change; link policy, advocacy, and practical solutions; have international significance and perspective (even if U.S.-based); and incorporate original thinking and creative ideas. Currently, the foundation is considering projects or tools that promote ecosystem resilience and restoration of relevance to large geographic areas, including countries and continents; natural greenhouse gas sequestration and storage with large-scale impact potential; agro-biodiversity; and economic models of living within global limits and the practical implementation of changes needed to achieve sustainable consumption/production and a stable global ecosystem.

Projects that communicate value-based living; new initiatives aimed at enhancing international cooperation and knowledge-sharing; and next generation leadership are also encouraged.

The foundation typically supports small or midsize organizations with proven leadership in developing strategy, communicating a vision, and executing projects. The foundation does not provide general operating support.

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than September 14, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited by the foundation to submit a full proposal.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the VKRF website.



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