Do Something Grants for Community Service Projects

American Express and have teamed up to provide youth with seed money to get some great ideas off the ground.

What is a Do Something Grant?

Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization or have a great idea for helping your community? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program or turn your idea into reality? If you answered, “YES!”, you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Grant.

Grant Details
How much?: $500

How many are you giving out?: One a week!

Deadline: None! Apply now! You will be notified withen 2-3 months after submission if you won.

Steps to Apply:
1. Create a Project Posting for your existing project.
2. Check out our Judging Criteria for help with your application
3. Fill out an Online Application
4. Check out the FAQ if you have more questions

A budget detailing how the $500 will be used
A recommendation from a non-family member

Optional (but recommended)
Photos and video of your project
Your project’s website

Do Something Grants for Community Service Projects

Stream Restoration, NOI by November 16

Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is the flagship grant program for funding Trout Unlimited’s grassroots conservation efforts that advance TU’s mission of conserving, protecting, and restoring coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. For the 2010 grant cycle, the EAS program will focus on projects that address the needs of native and wild trout following TU’s Protect, Reconnect, Restore, and Sustain conservation model, while allowing TU chapters to use their judgment and creativity to design projects that have the most impact locally. Maximum grant is $10,000; with equal match required.

Applicants are required to declare their notice of intent to apply to a EAS Committee representative by November 16.

Contact us for assistance in planning your project and applying for this grant!

Stream Restoration, NOI by November 16

GIS Software/Hardware/Training Grants

ESRI and Trimble Launch 2009 Mobile Government Grant Program

ESRI, a maker of Geographic Information System software, and Trimble, a provider of Global Positioning System solutions, have launched the 2009 Mobile Government Grant Program. Through the program, packages of hardware, software, and training valued at $89,980 each will be awarded to twenty state and local government agencies in the United States.

The program is designed to foster innovative approaches to solving government problems through the combined use of GIS, GPS, mobile, and server technology. Applicant projects must demonstrate increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or increased productivity in delivering government services.

Contact GFA for more information!
GIS Software/Hardware/Training Grants

Funding for Wildlife Conservation, Deadline Dec 1

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Offers Funding for Wildlife Conservation
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is a nonprofit private charitable foundation created by the Worlds of Discovery (SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove) to support wildlife conservation, research, and education around the world.

Since its launch in 2003, the fund has granted a total of $5 million to more than 350 projects in 60 countries. The fund’s grantees include global organizations as well as smaller, grassroots organizations. The fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas — Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education.
The fund has no set minimum or maximum grant amount. In the past, the fund has supported projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each for a one-year term. The fund will consider multi-year proposals.

The fund will accept online applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States, non-U.S. based nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, accredited universities and research centers, and institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.

Grant applications are reviewed once a year with a deadline date of December 1.

Funding for Wildlife Conservation, Deadline Dec 1

Safe Routes Mini Grants, Due Oct 30

Mini-grants encourage student creativity in SafeRoutes to School

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is awarding 20 mini-grants of up to $1,000 each to encourage student creativity in new or existing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. The goal of SRTS programs is to enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs are implemented nationwide by parents, schools, community leaders, and local, state, and tribal governments.

“Communities across the country have been creative and successful in finding ways to make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school,” says Lauren Marchetti, Director of the National Center. “We want to use these mini-grants to support young people with good ideas who can help create a culture of walking and bicycling in their communities.”
Successful applications will include one or more of the following: student-led activities, concern for the environment, and/or promotion of physical activity. Funded activities must be part of a new or existing Safe Routes to School program. They must occur at elementary or middle schools and activities must have the potential to have long-term impacts on safe walking or bicycling in the school community.

Mini-grant applications are due October 30, 2009, and award winners will be announced by December 1, 2009. To obtain the mini-grant application, go to

Since its creation in 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has assisted communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. The National Center offers training and resources to assist communities in successful SRTS program development, and funding the mini-grants extends that mission.
The National Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. For additional information about the National Center for Safe Routes to School, go to

Safe Routes Mini Grants, Due Oct 30