Grantee Highlights from 2018

NEEF Grantees

2021 Grantees

2021 Biodiversity Conservation Grant

With major support from Toyota, NEEF awarded $220,000 in grant funding to support biodiversity conservation projects on public lands within the California Floristic Province ecological region. 

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2020-21 Restoration and Resilience COVID Recovery Fund grant

NEEF is providing over $200,000 in grant funding to support 87 public lands sites impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to major support from Toyota Motor North America, International Paper, and the Hilton Effect Foundation.

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2021-2022 Awardees of NPS-21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Greening STEM Grant

This is the second round of grants provided under a collaborative partnership between NEEF, the National Park Service (NPS) and the US Department of Education (ED) to deliver STEM programming that engages youth from underresourced and/or underrepresented communities using NEEF’s Greening STEM model.

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2021 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards Grantees 

In commemoration of 2021’s National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Department of Defense, through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment and the Natural Resources Program, has awarded 21 NPLD projects on military lands that are open for recreation. The 2021 NPLD DoD awardees include installations that will implement natural and cultural resources management, restoration, and/or enhancement projects on or around NPLD.

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Grantee Highlights
Mississippi River Park Connection volunteers

How One Minnesota Nonprofit Brought People Together to Restore a Mississippi River Habitat

With funding from the Every Day Event Grant, the Mississippi Park Connection addressed a lack of local biodiversity.
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Monka Krach shows students from June Jordan High School how to use a quadrat

San Francisco Bay Students Get Hands-On Ecology Lesson at Duxbury Reef

Duxbury Reef is a recipient of the Hands on the Land Mini-Grant, sponsored by the collaborative efforts of Partners in Resource Education.
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Landscape photo of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley in Washington State

A Seattle-based nonprofit has conserved public lands for three decades

NEEF supported Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust with a Pollinator/Community Garden Grant for a project in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
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Crowd at a pier at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

Improving Accessibility at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes conducted accessibility assessments to identify barriers for people with physical disabilities & recommend improvements
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Volunteers with the Mountain Studies Institute at a stewardship event

After wildfires decimated their town, this local nonprofit group helped a Colorado community heal through environmental stewards

NEEF & Toyota awarded Mountain Studies Institute with a Restoration & Resilience grant for environmental education & stewardship.
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