Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TogetherGreen 2010

Applications are now being accepted for Round III of the TogetherGreen Innovation Grants and Conservation Leadership programs! (See below for more info.)

In addition, year II of Pennies for the Planet has launched and we'd love your help in getting additional publicity for this program. It will be benefitting three conservation programs:Panther Island in Florida, the coastal marshes in Louisiana, and the protection of the Western Snowy Plover and other species on the California coast. And finally, for those of you interested in the Volunteer Days program, applications and information will be released on March 1, 2010.

Deadlines: Applications for Year 3 of the Conservation Leadership program and the Innovation Grants program will be due May 7th, 2010. The application process will again be online. Applications for Volunteer Days grants will be due on March 29th and will be distributed by March 1 via email by Chuck Remington, Director of the Volunteer Days program.

To Find Out More: To see the new materials and information, please visit:

Innovation Grants Planning Grants: Once again, those wishing to conduct preliminary work for a potential Innovation Grant project are encouraged to apply for a planning grant of $5,000 or less. We will award three to five planning grants again this year. Preliminary work might include building a relationship with a prospective partner, establishing credibility with a prospective audience, or conducting mapping work to determine priority conservation areas.

Details about how to apply can be found at


Pennies for the Planet: Pennies for the Planet Year II is well underway! The program is designed to help kids learn more about conservation and what they can do in their communities, and help support three important conservation projects around the country. This year, all three programs focus on coastal and wetland projects. Find activities, donations forms, and more here:

Thank you all for your guidance and help in making the first two years of TogetherGreen such a great success. We are now in the middle of our second year and have learned a tremendous amount thanks to the great feedback we've received from many of you, including last year's applicants and our current Grantees and Fellows. You'll see much of this feedback incorporated into this year's application materials. We also will be conducting online training for potential Innovation Grant applicants during the application period to answer any questions they might have about the application process or the program.We are anticipating another great group of Innovation Grant projects, Volunteer Days participants, and Fellows this year - and look forward to seeing the applications. Please talk to your staff and colleagues to let them know about the program and continue to build a buzz about TogetherGreen and the opportunities for funding.

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