The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities.
- Vision for the New Earth Foundation is to create an enhanced worldwide awareness, manifesting as universal peace and respect for all forms of life, the responsible use of Earth’s resources in sustainable ways, and a common realization that all is interconnected and One. New Earth Foundation envisions greater wisdom in handling human affairs, an increased understanding of other cultures by education, and the willingness to cooperate.
- It is New Earth Foundation’s mission of peace and delight to fund innovative, humanitarian projects according to the vision of New Earth Foundation, from community efforts that create models of social sustainability, to educational innovations that prepare youth to be future socially responsible leaders; from strategies that offer economic advances, to environmental initiatives that curb pollution and save the planet’s precious resources and earth’s natural biosphere.
- Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization.
- NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.
New Earth Foundation awards grants to projects that serve life’s wellness and Earth’s peace. The project:
- meets NEF’s vision and mission
- is innovative, new, pioneering, even ingenious
- transforms an aspect of society and provides practical solutions
- fulfills an important and persisting need
- outlines one specific undertaking with clearly defined goals, implementation plan and expected results
- indicates who will benefit and how
- endeavors to involve those who are served in the planning process
- includes plans for replication so that benefits can multiply
- contains an evaluation process to measure success, progress, and future decision-making
- seeks community involvement and/or collaboration with other organizations
- is cost-effective with a realistic budget appropriate for the proposed program, and a suitable balance between project related administrative costs and benefits to those served
- has a plan of acquiring future funding from other sources
- has qualified staff/volunteers to carry out the project, with staff qualifications clearly specified
- has images of models/examples, and will provide such regarding work on the project and it’s completion
Although organizations with their specific types of projects listed below do valuable and important work, NEF does not give grants to:
- organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) tax status
- personal education expenses
- mainstream social services or organizations that are affiliated with a well-known national or community organization
- real estate, repairs, maintenance, building or renovation projects
- general organizational purposes
- standard after-school programs, summer camps, or gardening programs, unless they are significantly innovative and pioneering
- projects not well-defined and focused
For more information, visit New Earth Foundation.