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Youth Environmental Engagement Grant

Grants to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas
Youth Organizations for Environmental Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ozark Society Foundation (OSF)

Deadline Date:

09/19/20 Midnight


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Grants to Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas youth organizations affiliated with nonprofit organizations and schools for projects that have a positive impact on the environment. Focus areas include protecting natural resources and increasing access to nature. Eligible projects must engage local youth and must be based in the Ozark or Ouachita eco-region.

The Ozark Society Foundation (OSF) is soliciting proposals for a Youth Engagement Grant to local organizations that are working with students in environmental and conservation efforts. Grants will go to organizations that encourage students to engage environmental awareness and conservation in the Ozark and/or Ouachita region. OSF wants to see projects that start with the community and start with the young people.

Direct costs, such as paying teaching staff is permitted only for nonprofits. Projects should actively engage students in conservation efforts that have tangible outcomes. Hands-on learning, service learning, community projects, and advocacy are encouraged.

Preferences will go to:

  • Projects that include hands-on learning, service projects, and/or tangible outcomes. OSF wants to see active engagement, not passive learning.
  • Nonprofits who had experienced an interruption to their revenue stream due to the pandemic
  • Small nonprofits with under 25 (FTE) employees or an annual budget of less than $500,000
  • Organizations with a mission that is based in the Ozarks or in Arkansas
  • Organizations that are NOT funded by county, state, or federal government
  • Projects that engage students in lasting conservation efforts that will have long term outcomes
  • Projects that serve marginalized communities, low-income families, communities of color, and diverse ethnic groups.

Areas of Focus: (grants are not limited to these areas of focus but the Foundation is interested in funding these types of projects, especially the first 5 on this list)

  • Preservation of Wild Spaces
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Native Plants
  • Enhancing Access to Nature
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Community Gardens
  • Sustainability Focused Community Art

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192071

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds will range between $500 and $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should be associated with a 501c3 organization or an accredited K-12 school (Checks will not be made out to individuals.)

Who OSF will not fund:
- Direct grants to individuals
- Political campaigns, events, or lobbying activities
- Projects serving religious purposes
- Any use not specified in the grant proposal and budget
- Organizations or schools who are not in the region local to the Ozarks
- International organizations based outside the United States
- Schools, colleges, and educational organizations
- Organizations that are fully funded by county, state, or federal tax dollars

Funds may not be used for administrative operating expenses, including but not limited to postage, billing, computer software or systems; rentals; paper goods; food/beverages or social functions.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications open August 1, 2020
- Deadline for applications is midnight on September 19, 2020
- Award notification announced October 17, 2020
- Funds will be distributed in late October 2020
- Final grant reports will be due by October 16, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Questions can be emailed to the head of the student engagement committee at the Youth Grants email address:

Grant Coverage Areas:

Only organizations based in Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Missouri can apply with projects based in the Ozark or Ouachita eco-region.

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