The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals and requirements below.
The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that:
• Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and
• Incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.
We have developed our grant program with the following goals:
• To empower and encourage students to become involved in
solving environmental and social problems
• To promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and
understanding of the natural world
• To train students as informed decision makers through the
emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.
To be awarded a grant, environmental curricula must:
• Show a holistic approach
• Strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning
(facts, concepts, principles)
• Include experiential integrated learning and problem solving
• Be founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis
testing and experimental design
• Incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental
activities within a primary or secondary school setting
• Present controversial issues objectively, stressing the
development of individual student opinions
Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies and others.
• The only criterion is that we are required to provide funds to an
organization, not to an individual. If you are self-employed, you
need to find a sponsoring organization.
• We fund organizations across the globe, for example in
Tanzania, Kenya, Guatemala, Chile and Bangladesh.
For more information, please refer to sections on grant writing and how to apply for a grant.