The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Bioenergy strategy is issuing a request for project proposals to grassroots organizations based in the US South or B.C, Canada that have programs focused on one topic areas.
Grassroots organizing has frequently been able to move the needle on pressing social issues, and it is increasingly clear that organizing plays an essential role in environmental action and advocacy. Despite its importance, grassroots organizing receives only around 5% of environmental funding.
The Bioenergy team seeks to partner more closely with grassroots organizations and support frontline communities in the southeastern United States and British Columbia, Canada, where the strategy supports civil society organizations working towards clean energy and a forest-positive future with social justice at its heart.
- Forest protection and community land rights;
- Frontline community organizing and power-building around the social, environmental, or climate justice;
- Combating extractive energy industries (i.e. oil, gas, bioenergy).
- The Bioenergy strategy will provide funding of approximately $50,000 per year for two years to each organization selected.
- All types of organizations (public, private, non-profit) are invited to submit an expression of interest.
- Please note that the Packard Foundation cannot provide grants to individuals.
- Applicants must be headquartered in Alberta or British Columbia, Canada, or one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, or South Carolina.
- Organizations led by Black and Indigenous people, and other people of color, as well as organizations located in geographically remote locations, are strongly encouraged to apply.
- These grants are intended to support small, grassroots organizations with annual budgets of $450,000 or less.
For more information, visit https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/climate/what-were-doing/land-use/request-for-proposals/