Environmental Engagement, Stewardship & Solutions

The Foundations' funding history demonstrates a significant commitment over time to a variety of projects involving the environment.  For example, a private higher education grant helped a diverse group of students explore environmental problems in urban surroundings; and a public educational media grant supported a documentary on America’s national parks. The Foundations now look forward to supporting projects that deepen engagement with the natural world and seek solutions to both current and emerging environmental issues.


Princeton students participate in “Exploring the Urban Water Cycle – Campus as Laboratory” which centers on the vital resource of water.
Photo courtesy of Princeton University

To strengthen our stewardship of the earth, we will address environmental challenges through public engagement and education, innovative problem solving, and strategies to restore the natural balance of the environment. Potential grant recipients include organizations designated as partners that promote conservation and ecological research; sustain species in the natural world; end and reverse the negative effects of humans on the climate; and deepen public understanding of challenges and opportunities in environmental engagement, stewardship and solutions.

For 2018–2020, Environmental Engagement, Stewardship & Solutions grants will be considered only from designated partners in the following general areas:

  • Programs that support research and education for faculty and students in private colleges and universities
  • Mentoring and research post-baccalaureate fellowships with selected partners
  • Academic and experiential opportunities to address climate change
  • Environmental stewardship through problem solving
  • Freshwater and marine conservation educational opportunities
  • Engaging and educating the public in partnership with media
Note: Beginning in 2020, the Foundations may consider additional partnerships in Environmental Engagement, Stewardship & Solutions.

When & How to Apply – For Designated Partners
Please refer to the information in Grantseeking Organizations related to grantee portal registration and the March 1 grant cycle.  Contact your program officer for more details and information.  


Submitted material related to the grant proposal will not be returned.

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