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Economies Fund Grant Program

FUNDING for Triple Bottom Line Projects The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities Program                           Creating New Economies Fund Grant Program Program OverviewThe Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities Program (RCP) provides small grants through its Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) grant program.  CNEF is a grant program managed by Resourceful Communities with support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Oak Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and other public and private partners. CNEF supports community projects that implement the “triple bottom line” – environmental stewardship, sustainable economic development and social justice.  In addition, we hope that CNEF grants will help leverage additional support for innovative demonstration projects. Grant AmountThe maximum grant is $15,000, however, average grants range from $8,000-$12,000. EligibilityApplicants must participate in a triple bottom line webinar on October 1st or October 8th.  Eligible applicants include nonprofits, municipalities, and initiatives associated with a partner organization or community.  Deficit financing, for-profit businesses, individuals and projects that do not integrate “triple bottom line” components cannot be funded. Previous grantees must have completed their previous project and submitted a final report before a new grant can be awarded.  A 2014 report form is attached.  Unless a project extension was requested or your grant agreement indicates a different final report deadline, 2014 final reports are due January 22, 2015. Timeline October 1 and 8: NEW applicants must participate in a triple bottom line webinar on October 1st or October 8th. November 4:  Completed pre-applications due via email to kmarks@conservationfund.org. December 4:  All applicants receive notification following pre-application review.  Selected applicants receive invitation to submit full proposal. December 4 – February 10:  Groups invited to submit full CNEF proposal receive support from Resourceful Communities in project planning and development. February 10:  Completed applications due via email to kmarks@conservationfund.org. April 2:  Award notification Small Grant Webinars:  All new Creating New Economies Fund grant applicants must participate in a triple bottom line webinar.  The webinar is open to all interested applicants.  During the webinar, we will provide an explanation of triple bottom line project requirements.   Two webinars will be offered: October 1st from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. October 8th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. REGISTER for one of the webinars by Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:59pm.   October 1 at 12:00 noon:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-new-economies-fund-cnef-webinar-october-1-tickets-13139627981   October 8 at 6:00 p.m.:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-new-economies-fund-cnef-webinar-october-8-tickets-13139702203 The webinar link, conference call information, and instructions for connecting will be sent prior to the webinar along with materials that will be used. If you have NOT applied for a Creating New Economies Fund Grant before, you MUST participate in this webinar to be eligible to apply. Link to application

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