The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below.

Grant Mission:

The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that:

   • Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and
   • Incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.

Grant Goals:

We have developed our grant program with the following goals:

   • To empower and encourage students to become involved in
     solving environmental and social problems
   • To promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and
     understanding of the natural world
   • To train students as informed decision makers through the
     emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.

Grant Requirements:

To be awarded a grant, environmental curricula must:

   • Show a holistic approach
   • Strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning
     (facts, concepts, principles)
   • Include experiential integrated learning and problem solving
   • Be founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis
     testing and experimental design
   • Incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental
     activities within a primary or secondary school setting
   • Present controversial issues objectively, stressing the
     development of individual student opinions

Grant Eligibility:

Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies and others.
   • The only criterion is that we are required to provide funds to an
     organization, not to an individual. If you are self-employed, you
     need to find a sponsoring organization.
   • We fund organizations across the globe, for example in
     Tanzania, Kenya, Guatemala, Chile and Bangladesh.

For more information, please refer to sections on grant writing and how to apply for a grant.