Nonprofits, schools, municipalities receive funds for environmental projects
May 30, 2013
It seems that within the last decade or so, many individuals have become personally invested in making sure the environment is highly sustainable and that companies and people alike are following best practices to make this possible. Numerous nonprofits have cropped up to enable this goal, and many are being funded by foundations with the same aim.
For example, The Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) recently gave $1.8 million in grants to 100 such organizations, municipalities and schools that participate in projects to keep the environment fully functioning. This is the largest total amount the CBT has ever given at once, though it announces a round of grants four times every year.
"The Chesapeake Bay Trust is honored to work with so many dedicated grantees who are implementing meaningful projects and programs that are benefiting our local neighborhoods and communities and the Chesapeake Bay watershed," CBT Executive Director Jana Davis noted.
Among the organizations receiving grants are K-12 schools in Anne Arundel County, the Talbot County Department of Public Works and the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, among many others.
The CBT tends to give an average of $4 million to various projects and groups annually.
Individuals, programs and organizations that rely on fundraising to fuel sustainable operations might find nonprofit fundraising software advantageous. The solutions can facilitate the process of identifying grant opportunities, generate reports that demonstrate current financial need and showcase previous achievements.