About the Grants Program
Our Redwood Connect Grants are designed to foster equitable access to parks, meaningful and community-driven connections with nature, and a deeper understanding of the many different attributes and benefits of the redwood forest. We believe that visits to a redwood park, particularly for youth, will nourish their curiosity about the outdoors and cultivate a sense of stewardship that resonates with their individual interests, from ecology, recreation, or health and wellness to relationship building. Thus, a primary goal for the League is to provide engaging park experiences for youth, their families and communities so they experience the wonder of these remarkable forests.
Since 2000, Save the Redwoods League has awarded more than 300 grants for redwood field trips — serving thousands of children and families — and we are seeking community, school and park partners again this year to deliver in-park inspiration.
2023 Call for Proposals
The application process for our 2023-2024 Redwood Connect Grants is now closed.
Thank you to all who applied this year. Those who applied this year will be notified in November if your grant was accepted. Please check back in Fall 2024 for the next grant cycle.
The League seeks Redwood Connect Grant proposals for 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 must be completed by the end of summer 2024.
Redwood Connect Grant Categories
- All Redwood Connect Grant awards are $6,000.
- There is also a Transportation Grant available for schools which will fund buses. This award amount is up to $500 per class.
*Please note you can only apply to one of the above two grants.
We only accept applications from nonprofit organizations (including public agencies and schools) as described in 26 USC Section 170(b) (1) (A) [other than clauses (vii) and (viii)]. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Once your application has been approved you will be asked to provide proof of non-profit status.
How to Apply
Please complete an application form and email it to Deborah Zierten, Education and Interpretation Manager, at: [email protected]. For any questions, you can also contact us at (415) 362-2352.
Application deadline: October 13, 2023
* If selected to receive a grant, your organization will need to provide a 501(c)(3) Determination Letter (first time applicants only), a current W-9 and a Direct Deposit Form (provided by the League).
2023-2024 Grant Award Schedule
Applicants, please consider the following timeline when planning your project activities:
|APPLICATION DEADLINE||AWARD NOTIFICATION||GRANT FUNDING|
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