The Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources seeks to fund projects and programs that strengthen “environmental education, pollution prevention and citizen monitoring” and foster collaboration among businesses, citizens, communities, local governments and state agencies.  The Foundation supports non-regulatory, voluntary efforts that address priorities outlined in the Foundation’s business plan such as River Basin Strategies, Outdoor Classrooms, Forestry and Agricultural education and programs of ‘statewide importance’.  Projects must employ best practices of environmental education, engage citizens and students in meaningful activities or help organizations achieve program sustainability.   Awards will be based on application review and fund availability.

Each year, the Foundation will seek out projects based on its goals and will carefully select projects based on technical and financial criteria.  Projects that meet the criteria for potential funding are listed in the annual “Projects Catalog.”  The Foundation will actively seek to find donors for all projects, but listing in its annual catalog does not guarantee funding.  

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Click here to download the grant application in MS Word format (.doc)

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