Window opens for $6,000 Redwood Connect Grants

League seeks to fund unforgettable field trips that expand access to the redwoods

A student standing next to a tree smiles as she prepares to take notes
A student on a League-funded trip to Roberts Regional Recreation Area in Oakland, California.

It’s one of our favorite times of the year at Save the Redwoods League: When proposals start arriving for Redwood Connect Grants. We’re always inspired by the diversity of projects and the inventive ideas for providing young people with meaningful experiences in the redwoods.

Past grant recipients have brought everyone from school kids to young adults into the forests—to spend time among the trees, connect with friends, learn redwood ecology, or create nature-inspired art and music….like this video made by students from Fortuna High School:

The League is accepting 2023/24 applications until the October 13th deadline. We’re seeking projects that:

  • Deliver an inspiring firsthand experience in the redwoods, defined by community interests and needs.
  • Directly serve youth ages pre-K – 21 who may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the redwoods.
  • Engage low-income youth, young people of color, and indigenous communities that often face barriers to outdoor access.

Projects should be completed by the end of summer 2024 and applicants must be non-profit organizations—sorry, no individual superheroes. Applications for $500 Transportation Grants to cover bus rides are also available.

So grab an application and tell us how your organization will provide exciting and inclusive adventures in the redwoods. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Children links arms around the base of a large redwood tree
Students from Rio Dell School in Humboldt County size up a redwood tree on a League-funded education program. Photo by Max Forster.

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