Grantee Publicity & Logos

The Grassroots Fund is pleased to have provided funding to your group. Now you can help us continue to help you and other groups doing good work by including an acknowledgement of the Fund’s support for your projects in press releases, newsletters, brochures, annual reports and other promotional materials related to the project as well as on your website. By doing so, you will help spread the word about how the Fund supports grassroots action across New England.  


Example of where & how to list your grant

Please tailor the following example for your publications (brochures, (e-)newsletters, display tables, website(s) and social media: 

"Funding for the [ABC Grassroots Program] was provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund."


Include the Fund's boilerplate in your materials

Please include one or both of the “About” paragraphs below in your communications about Grassroots Fund-funded projects, and please always include the “For more information” sentence:

About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grantmaking program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to initiatives by better than 1,700 community groups covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. 

New England Grassroots Environment Fund awards help solve the problems and realize the promises in addressing climate change and energy action, local food, environmental health and justice, land and water and local economies.

For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.


Media & Outreach Suggestions & Templates 

Please download a PDF with suggestions by clicking here.

Sample Press Release: Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative
Sample Press Release: Great Bay Stewards


Using the Fund's logos

Electronic versions of our logos are available for websites, printed materials and other documents. Please use the following guidelines when using the foundation's logos:

  • If you post a logo on your website, please link it to http://www.grassrootsfund.org

  • The logo should never appear smaller than 1" in width.
  • Do not alter the logo in any manner, including color changes, adding/removing elements of the logo or changing the aspect ratio (i.e. stretching or compressing the logo).
  • Do not display the logo in a manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement without explicit permission from the foundation. Usage of the logo is limited to acknowledging your grant from the foundation.

Which format to use:
If printing professionally - EPS format (forthcoming)
If using for Word, Publisher or PowerPoint - JPEG format
If using for your website - GIF format


For questions about these guidelines or usage, please contact:

Bart Westdijk, 802 279 3936 or bart@grassrootsfund.org