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01 Nov

Rose Foundation

  Grant Amount: $7,500


The Rose Foundation is accepting applications to the California Grassroots Fund. The Fund supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, as well as, of our communities and our health.

The fund prioritizes groups that serve & represent historically marginalized or impacted communities, especially BIPOC, frontline, and low-income communities; as well as organizations whose work is not just having a meaningful impact in their own communities, but who are thinking strategically about how their work fits into the larger landscape of environmental challenges we face today.

The Grassroots Fund is a pooled re-granting fund supported by other foundations and individual donors. In addition to being one of the funding partners, Rose Foundation serves as the Grassroots Fund’s host and trustee. Guided by a funding board of community activists and veteran funders, the Fund’s mission is to bridge a significant gap between grassroots environmental groups and the traditional funding patterns of organized philanthropy by awarding small grants ($7,500 or less) to small organizations that are underserved by most foundations’ funding strategies.


To be eligible for a grassroots grant, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

Geographic Scope: Project impact must be within the state of California

Organization Size: Annual income or expenses of $150,000 or less (for exceptions, see application)

Issues Supported: Include, but are not limited to environmental health and justice, land management and urban sprawl, habitat and wilderness protection, water resources, sustainable agriculture, pollution and toxics.

Strategies Supported: General support for organizations with an environmental mission, or project support for strategies such as community-based advocacy, technical assistance, litigation, restoration projects, organizing expenses, grassroots campaigns, and environmental education.

Tax Status: Applicants may be a nonprofit, be fiscally sponsored by another nonprofit, or ask for fiscal sponsorship from the fund.

More Information

For more information, visit: https://rosefdn.org/grassrootsfund


  • Environment