Conservation Mini-Grant 2022 Application

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Marissa Jacobs (The Art of Ecology) is an Environmental & Conservation educator. By blending the arts and sciences, she creates a deeper understanding of and connection to the earth. She has a B.S. in Conservation & Wildlife Management and uses her ecology background to develop environmental stewards. Even if she doesn’t do much nitty gritty conservation work, she can empower and enable others to!

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Purpose of Conservation Mini-Grant

Beyond programming, blogging, podcasting, and teaching on social media, The Art of Ecology strives to set an example. A portion of all art proceeds benefits conservation efforts by environmental groups. Previously, it was a dollar to this group or two dollars to that group. This adds up, but isn’t as impactful as it could be. In 2021, The Art of Ecology allocated these funds into a Conservation Mini-Grant for people to make the world a greener place in a meaningful way.

Who Can Apply for the Conservation Mini-Grant

Anyone with an idea for a wildlife, plant, or ecosystem conservation project that impacts local or regional spaces is invited to apply! Priority will be given to those located in Southeastern Pennsylvania (where The Art of Ecology is based out of). Applicants from anywhere in the United States are encouraged to apply.

Conservation Groups

Environmental Education Organizations

Eco-Friendly Homeowners

Individuals who Wish to Make a difference

Nature Preserves

School Groups (Homeschool, Private, or Public)

Wildlife or Botanical Research Groups

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

Conservation Mini-Grant Details

  • Grants will be awarded on the $100, $250, or $500 level
  • Multiple grant awardees may be selected, but will not total more than $500
  • Priority will be given to projects that have long-term educational aspects to raise awareness about conservation.
  • Project must target a specific native plant or wildlife species, or a specific ecosystem.
  • Priority will be given to projects that target threatened or endangered species.

Important Dates

Application Opens : February 1st, 2022
Click on the button below to apply any time between 2/1/2022 – 3/1/2022.

Award Announcement : March 15th, 2022
Grant awardees will be notified of their acceptance within 2 weeks of the application closing. Official announcement on social media and the press will happen on 3/15/2022.

Conservation Projects Must Be Implemented By : December 1st, 2022
Projects should be completed no later than 12/1/2022. Short, 1 page grant reports (including photos, project documentation, and overall project impact) are due by 12/15/2022. Allocated funds will be sent to grant awardees upon completion of the grant report. Awardees may submit their report any time, but before 12/15/2022, once the project is done.

Application may take 10-25 minutes to complete (depending on length of answers) and cannot be saved and completed later.