Grant Programs

Grassroots Fund Seed & Grow grants are designed for groups that:

  • are doing community-based environmental work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT;
  • are volunteer-driven or have no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents);
  • have an annual operating budget under $100,000;

Please note that Grassroots Fund does not fund statewide, regional, national or international work. Our focus is on community-based, local initiatives. Grassroots funds can not be used for retroactive expenses, lobbying purposes, micro-grant programs or large capital acquisitions.

Watch a webinar on Grassroots Fund grant programs and how to apply here!

SEED Grants

Quick project-focused grants dedicated to help volunteer groups launch and build their newly evolving project(s).

Deadline: Apply anytime
(expect a decision in 4 to 6 weeks)

Grant range: $250 – $1,000

Apply for a Seed grant if your group:

  • is launching a new or recently evolving community-based project;
  • expenses are for materials, outreach and/or other project expenses;
  • project costs are generally less than $10,000;
  • needs a quick decision;
  • submitted its last successful Seed application no less than 1 year ago.

Start application

Learn more

Grant Report Form

GROW grants

Competitive group development grants dedicated to help established groups increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact.

Deadlines: March 15 & September 15
(expect decisions early June & December)

Grant range: $1,000 – $3,500

Apply for a Grow grant if your group:

  • needs help deepening and expanding the community project;
  • expenses include general operating, stipends, capacity building, program development, expert assistance, etc.
  • has been active for more than 1 year;
  • submitted its last successful Grow application no less than 1 year ago.

Start application

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Grant Report Form 

Harvest Grants

Capacity Building grants for groups empowering youth-led initiatives that allow young adults to design, lead, and engage a community-based effort from inception.

Deadline: Letter of Interest deadline is May 23. Final proposal deadline is May 30. 

Grant range: $5,000 - $7,500

Apply for a Harvest grant if your group:

  • is a past grantee or established group with at least 2 years of project history
  • has a project led by young adults between the ages of 15-25 years old
  • is seeking to substantively incorporate youth into governance and program design/delivery


Submit Letter of Interest


Learn more

Grant Report Form