- Forterra’s Community Restoration Grants to provide funding support for local environmental and community health projects
- The first round of funding opens Sept. 1, 2023
- Grants are open to individuals, nonprofits, schools, Tribal governments and community-based organizations in Washington
SEATTLE, Wash. – Today, Forterra launched its Community Restoration Grants program, which focuses on funding local new or ongoing restoration, promoting native plant diversity and engaging residents in environmental issues.
Forterra’s Community Restoration Grants aim to promote community self-determination and maximize social and environmental equity. The program, supported by the One Square Fund, provides grants up to $25,000 in urban and suburban communities. Projects that support improvement of environmental and community health through urban park restoration, tree canopy improvement or other environmental objectives are eligible for funding.
“Community Restoration Grants are an investment in Washington’s future,” said Forterra CEO and President Michelle Connor. “Along with creating healthy forests and parks, the program will provide education about the importance of restoration and why native plants are vital for our ecosystems. We’re excited to partner with people doing important work for their communities and for future generations.”
Native plants, which occur naturally in the region they evolved, save water and provide pollen, food and shelter for wildlife. Healthy green spaces improve air quality, reduce noise pollution and provide important habitat for wildlife. They’re great for the community too – they strengthen neighborhoods, provide safe access to nature and improve quality of life.
Grant applications will be accepted from individuals, nonprofits, schools, Tribal governments, community-based organizations and more. While government agencies aren’t eligible, they are encouraged to partner with recipients. The first round is open from Sept. 1-30, 2023. Two additional funding rounds open on November 1, 2023 and March 1, 2024. Click here to learn more about eligibility and application guidelines.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for each round. Preference will be given to projects that involve community support and coordination, include youth involvement, directly support BIPOC or low-income communities and demonstrate project sustainability after the grant period. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forterra is an unconventional land trust that works across Washington’s communities and landscapes, from the ranches and shrub-steppe of the Yakima basin, to the estuaries, farms and forests of Washington’s coast, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, towns and rural communities. Working cooperatively with people and nature, Forterra drives land stewardship, management and planning; innovative programs and policies; farming and forestry approaches; community ownership opportunities; and development solutions. Visit Forterra.org.