At this time, applications to the Harvest Grant Program are accepted on an invitation-only basis. Please contact Grassroots Fund staff at email@example.com or 603-905-9915 if you have any questions about this funding level.
The Harvest Grant level is comprised of three categories: Capacity Building & Innovation grants, Regional Hub grants, and Pollinator grants.
Capacity Building and Innovation Grants
Capacity Building & Innovation grants are designed to support established grassroots groups in planning for organizational sustainability and in leveraging opportunities to further their work in New England. Through the Capacity Building & Innovation category of the ‘Harvest’ grant level, The Grassroots Fund seeks to support two particular types of grassroots efforts:
Innovation - Harvest Innovation grants are geared towards established grassroots groups who are working on projects that have significant local impact, connect with statewide or regional strategies, and could be adopted by other communities across New England. These grants are intended to allow established groups to shift some focus to the larger community and create approaches and resources that other community groups can learn from and adapt to work in their own community.
Capacity Building - Harvest Capacity Building grants are available for grassroots groups performing critical roles at the local level but struggling to formally establish for the long-term. Harvest applicants must be past Grassroots Fund grantees and an established group (2+ years old). The capacity building grants aim to support groups in organizing around regional challenge and developing a sustainable management strategy.
Regional Hub Grants
Regional Hub grants are designed to support the development of regional networks of grassroots groups that are working collaboratively to support community sustainability and resiliency action. Through the Regional Hub category of the Harvest Grant level, the Grassroots Fund seeks to support groups that:
- are working or planning to work at the sub-state regional level (e.g. a geographic area encompassing three or more municipalities, but not an entire state. Groups working at the border of two states may include municipalities from both states in their region.);
- represent the diversity of their local population and foster an inclusive environment that builds the social capital and connections essential for community resilience;
- recognize the fundamental interconnectedness of social, economic, and environmental challenges and are dedicated to finding holistic strategies for true systems change;
- create a learning community while also encouraging action towards measurable goals; and
- have one or more groups within the network that have support from others to serve as the coordinator.
For more information or if you have any questions or an idea you want to share, please contact Nakia Navarro.
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