Check it Out: Grant Opportunity!

Grant Name: The Green Heroes Grant Program

Funded by: Green Works and Roots & Shoots

Description: In 2010, The Green Heroes Grant Program will give green to those who do green. Through this initiative, the makers of Green Works® natural cleaners, with help from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, will award $60,000 in grant funding to individuals, organizations and schools that are making their communities a greener place.

People can nominate green community projects and their leaders for a Green Heroes grant by submitting a photo and short essay about the project or person at www.facebook.com/greenworks. The Green Heroes Grant Program will begin accepting nominations beginning on January 19 through February 18, 2010. A $15,000 first prize and a $5,000 runner-up grant will be awarded in each of the three categories:

• School Organization: This category will recognize innovative environmental programs that are coordinated by a school or teacher. In addition to the grants, winners will receive a special educational experience from Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots for their school.
• Youth Leader/Organization: Individual youth leaders - aged 13 to 17 - and youth-led non-profit organizations
• Adult Leader/Organization: Individual leaders - aged 18 and over - and non-profit organizations

Following the online nomination period, a panel of judges from the Green Works team and the Jane Goodall Institute will review all submissions to determine five finalists in each category. From March 18 through April 18, 2010, the public can vote online (www.facebook.com/greenworks) for their favorite Green Hero. The top two vote recipients in each category will receive the Green Hero grants.

The final six Green Heroes will be announced on April 22 - just in time for Earth Day.

Program Areas: Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Science/Environment

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Other

Proposal Deadline: 2/18/10

Average Amount: $5,000 - $15,000.00

Web Site: www.facebook.com/greenworks

Availability:
All States