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GreenWorks! Grants


Sponsored by Project Learning Tree, a program of the American Forest Foundation

Contact:James McGirt, Manager of Education Programs
Project Learning Tree
c/o American Forest Foundation
2000 M St. NW Ste. 550
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202.765.3531
Email:; (For questions about the online application)
Description:GreenWorks! Grants are awarded for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students should implement an action project that help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. Activities such as school recycling programs, conserving water and energy, establishing school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improving a forest, and restoring a natural habitat are all eligible for funding.

Eligible applicants are organizations, groups, centers, museums, and schools that involve youth and environmental and conservation education. Proposed projects must exemplify student voice. Applicants must have attended or be registered to attend a traditional or online Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop at the time of the application deadline.

In addition to those requirements, applicants must involve at least one community partner and obtain at least 50 percent matching funds or in-kind donations (materials and volunteer time) toward the project costs. Interested teachers and schools should check the grants web page carefully for the complete list of requirements for each type of grant. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility:Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s):Grants up to $1,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are due September 30, annually.
Focus:Environmental Education, Service Learning
Grade Level(s):6-8, 9-12, 3-5, K-2, PreK
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Environmental Literacy
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