Grantee Highlights from 2018

NEEF Grantees

2020 Grantees

NPS-21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Greening Stem Grant. 

The NPS-21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Greening Stem Grants are part of 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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2020 Restoration & Resilience Grants: 

NEEF established the Restoration & Resilience Grant in 2018 to support existing efforts for improving public lands and strategies for making those lands more resilient to future disasters. Through this grant, local land trusts and foundations have the capacity to mobilize community volunteers and educate participants about the importance of their actions and their relationship to the long-term sustainability of local public lands.

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2020 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards Grantees 

In commemoration of 2020’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 15 NPLD projects on military lands that are open for recreation. The 2020 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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2020 DoD Legacy Park Rx Day Award Recipients

NEEF, with funding support from the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program, has awarded six military installations to participate in the National Park Service’s National Park Rx Day. Funded projects will incorporate activities that promote safety and occupational health; physical, social, and emotional health; and/or environmental health.

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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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