LAND TRUST GRANT FUND PROGRAM

The Momentum Conservation Land Trust Grant Fund Program aims to strengthen the organizational capacity and programmatic effectiveness of land trusts throughout Maine. oo

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Strengthen the land trust community’s governance, leadership, strategic planning, financial stability, programming, and organizational development.
  • Help land trusts integrate equity and inclusion in their organizational policies, practices, and programming.
  • Position land trusts to broaden their membership, including by engaging BIPOC, low-income people, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.
  • Support land trusts in developing additional social capital and infrastructure by facilitating connections to share lessons, opportunities, and growth.
  • Ensure that conservation is rooted in community, and that conserved land is accessible to the broadest range of communities for meaningful experience.

2024 Land Trust Grant Fund Program Announcement

Momentum Conservation is thrilled to announce year two of the Land Trust Grant Fund Program. The Momentum Conservation Land Trust Grant Fund will continue to provide unrestricted general operating funding to land trusts in Maine. This year, we are excited to invite all Maine land trusts to apply. The Momentum Conservation Land Trust Grant Fund Program aims to strengthen the organizational capacity and programmatic effectiveness of land trusts throughout Maine.

Eligibility Requirements:
To apply, you must be a Maine land trust. Organizations must be certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or use a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) tax status. Applications must contain a valid EIN (tax ID) number to be considered.

Important dates:
Application opens: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024, at 11:59 PM
Funds awarded by: Monday, July 15, 2024

Application process:
Momentum Conservation’s Land Trust Grant Fund Program will utilize an online grant application to access, complete, and submit your application. This will be made available when the application opens on April 10, 2024.

Momentum Conservation’s Land Trust Grant Program is funded by the Onion Foundation. We are grateful for their support.

Questions can be directed to Peyton Black at peyton.conservationme@gmail.com.

Learn more about Momentum Conservation’s Guiding Statements and Strategic Goals here

Learn more about Onion Foundation’s Environmental Program here