Woodard & Curran Foundation is pleased to announce the Grant Program for the U.S. based organization. Organizations that qualify as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation are eligible to apply. The grants are intended to support nonprofit organizations focused on solving environmental problems through innovation, education, and community engagement. Up to three smaller Track 1 (1-year) grants will be awarded totaling $9,000 and One Track 2 Impact Grant (3-year) will be awarded for $100,000.
Woodard & Curran is a mission-driven organization filled with people motivated by a desire to contribute to a sustainable future. In 2010 the employees of Woodard & Curran acted upon that desire, forming Woodard & Curran Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
To be applying applicants must:
- Be a U.S.-based organization
- Have received 501(c)(3) non-profit designation as of the date of the application
- Support the public at large (i.e., not a single individual)
- Not be a house of worship, a political organization, or political action committee
- Not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation.
Track 1 (1-year) grant applicants must also:
- Address the problem of water scarcity through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiatives
- Propose a project located in a state where Woodard & Curran Inc. either has an office or operates a treatment facility; specifically:
- CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, or WY.
Track 2 (3-year) Impact Grant applicants must also:
- Propose an innovative project that applies or advances technology to address water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) issues relating to climate change.
- Your organization must be based in the U.S. but your project can be located in the U.S. or internationally. Projects that use primarily international staff to benefit non-U.S. locations (e.g., if only the project coordinator is U.S.-based) are not likely to be considered.
How to Apply
- You can apply online to the track first to be applying you can check the given link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017track1
- To applying for track two you must download the application form through the given link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55c232ece4b0cfd879280933/t/5904198115d5db2857cf2b9e/1493440902193/2017+Track+2+Application.pdf
Applicants must submit the following documents for track two
- The applicant’s legal name and contact information
- The project manager’s name and contact information
- The project title
- A brief description of the project
- Confirmation of 501(c)(3) status
- Letter of Interest
- Basic project information must be submitted through the given link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017track2.
- You must email your letter of interest to grants-at-woodardcurranfoundation.org.
Financial Aid and Award Money:
- Up to three smaller Track 1 (1-year) grants will be awarded totaling $9,000 with no one granting exceeding $5,000. These grants will be awarded to organizations dedicated to addressing the problem of water scarcity through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiatives.
- One Track 2 Impact Grant (3-year) will be awarded for $100,000, distributed over three consecutive years beginning in October 2017 ($33,000 in 2017, $33,000 in 2018, and $34,000 in 2019). The Impact Grant will be for an innovative project applying or advancing technology to address water issues relating to climate change.
Entries for the Woodard & Curran Grant will be submitted by July 1, 2017.
If you have any question you can email your question to grants-at-woodardcurranfoundation.org.