Sacramento Audubon Society would like to fund community based conservation projects that promote the mission of the Society. We believe that when organizations work together, we can exponentially magnify our impact. The projects should conserve (or restore) habitats, or help protect species. The geographical area should be within 50 miles of Sacramento.
The available grants are for $500 to $2,000 for the year 2017.
Sacramento Audubon Society’s mission is to:
a) promote the protection and scientific study of wild birds;
b) promote the enjoyment and appreciation of wild birds through community outreach;
c) provide, encourage and support environmental educational opportunities; and
d) provide proactive leadership in the conservation of open space in the Sacramento region.
If your organization is interested in applying for such a grant, please submit a proposal for your project. The proposal should be no more than 2 pages long and should include the project’s goals and how they meet one or more of the above mission objectives, an action plan with time-line, and the project budget with some breakdowns. Also indicate if this is an ongoing effort or a one-time project and the personnel who will work on the project. The goals should be measurable and achievable within the 12 month grant period.
The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Audubon Society will evaluate each proposal for how well it fits with SAS goals, and the cost to benefit ratio of each project. They reserve the right to request modifications to the project. As with all grant programs, there is limited funding available and not all proposals can be approved. We would like your submissions by December 15, 2016.
Please send proposals either electronically to Sally Walter Schmoldt, President of SAS, at: President@sacramentoaudubon.org (preferred option) OR by snail mail to Sacramento Audubon Society, Attn: SAS Conservation Grants Program, PO Box 160694, Sacramento, CA 95816-0694