The Celebrate Urban Birds is seeking applications for the Birds, Equity and Culture Mini-Grants to promote educational events for youth and communities that center Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in birdwatching and ornithology.
The project seeks to promote better science through the equitable exchange of knowledge, increased access, centering missing voices and experiences, and by intentionally advocating for community ownership and leadership of scientific research.
They will prioritize community-led applications that focus on sharing community knowledge and expertise and emphasize culture and the arts.
- Grant awards range from $250-$2500.
- Mini-grants are awarded to organizations from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
- Here are the requirements for your proposals:
- Center Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Birdwatching
- Include bird observation
- Incorporate greening or habitat improvement for the birds
- The arts and culture should be integrated in a meaningful, inclusive, and authentic way
- The funds can only go to organizations (not to individuals)
- All applicants will receive free training, downloadable materials, and resources to bring their ideas to life; including proposals that they are unable to fund. No experience with birds is required.
- The mini-grant application is simple and easy to complete. You don’t need to know how to write grant proposals to apply. All they ask is that you answer their questions about how you’d like to organize your event, where and when you’d like to hold it, and who will participate.
For more information, visit Celebrate Urban Birds.