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External Grant Landscape Architecture

Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

Deadline: July 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Source: State of California; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Description: Program furthers the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) and provides environmental services and cost-effective solutions to the needs of urban communities and local agencies. Benefits of the projects include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, increased water supply, clean air and water, reduced energy use, flood and storm water management, recreation, urban revitalization, improved public health, and producing useful products such as biofuel, clean energy, and job creation. These grants are designed to assist communities to create or implement multi-benefit projects with a focus on environmental, economic and social benefits to urban communities with an emphasis on disadvantaged and low-income communities. Project types include Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement; Urban Forest Management Activities; and Urban Forestry Education and Workforce Development. See grant guidelines for full details. Informational webinars will be held June 15 & 16, 2021. Register here.  

Award: $150,000 – $1,500,000

Eligibility: Applying organization must be one of the following: a city, a county, a qualifying district or a non-profit organization as classified under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All projects shall be designed to further the goals of the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978. Project area must be in an urban area or immediately adjacent to an urban area. Projects must show that they have authentically engaged the local community to develop the project. All grant types require a cost share rate of 75/25. See grant guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

Deadline: Concept proposals due by 3 pm PDT, July 14, 2021

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Architecture Building Science External Grant Landscape Architecture Urbanism

New Earth Foundation Grant

Deadline: July 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: New Earth Foundation (NEF)

Description: New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future, furthering peace. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization. NEF grants support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities. NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.

Award: Unspecified

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status 

Deadline: LOI due July 1

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Architecture Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

RJE Sprout Fund

Source: Russell J. Efros Foundation

Description: The RJE Sprout Fund was established in 2021 to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. All artists are encouraged to apply – formally trained, self-taught, and those whose creative work falls outside of traditional forms of art. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.

Award: unspecified

Eligibility: Open to all artists. 

Deadline: Rolling. Note: An initial total of $50,000 will be awarded in June 2021. Awards will continue to be administered throughout the calendar year on an ongoing basis.

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Architecture Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

The Hopper Prize

Source: The Hopper Prize

Description The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis. The Hopper Prize was established to provide grants, visibility, and career enhancing validation to artists who demonstrate a serious commitment to their work.

Award: Twelve artists receive funding annually (six in spring, six in fall). Four artists receive $3500 (two in spring, two in fall); and eight artists receive $1,000 (four in spring, four in fall).

Eligibility: Open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. 

Deadline: unspecified

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External Grant Landscape Architecture Urbanism

Energize the Environment Grant Program

Deadline: June 30, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Quadratec

Description: Program offers two grants per year (one in fall, one in spring) to an individual or group currently pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit the environment in their community. Examples include park beautification events, sustainable land management activities, community environmental education projects, and youth educational engagement events.

Award: $3,500

Eligibility: Any individual, group, or organization in the United States who has a love for all things environmental, and has an idea or event designed to help improve our environment, is eligible. Any questions or clarification on what constitutes eligibility can be emailed to grants@quadratec.com.

Deadline(s): 11:59 pm EST, June 30; 11:59 pm EST, Oct. 30

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Architecture Building Science External Grant Landscape Architecture Urbanism

Community-Focused Economic Mobility Grants

Deadline: June 25, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Description: The Bank of American Charitable Foundation works to develop strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations working to address issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. The foundation welcomes proposals that address economic mobility in a community context, with a focus on affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Examples include housing development for vulnerable population through the construction or preservation of affordable single, multi-family, transitional, and supportive housing; sustainable development efforts creating healthy living environments through energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, solar and other green building efforts; transit-oriented development efforts; community arts and cultural institutions that provide economic opportunity and contribute to the vitality and livability of communities; and environmental efforts through the preservation, creation or restoration of open space, parks, and community gardens. See website for more info.

Award: $5,000-50,000 in larger markets; $2,500-25,000 in smaller markets.

Eligibility: Open to organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and note classified as a private foundation. See website for full eligibility. details.

Deadline: Applications accepted May 31-June 25, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture Residency

Oak Spring Garden Interdisciplinary Residencies

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: In 2022, the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will host five-week and two-week interdisciplinary residencies in support of artists, conservationist practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens, and landscapes. The goal of this program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives.

Award: Five-week residency & $2,000 grant; or two-week residency & $800 grant

Eligibility: Residents will be exceptional practitioners who desire time and space to work on their creative projects. Awards will be granted based on excellence and merit, the applicant’s interest in joining an interdisciplinary cohort of artists-practitioners-researchers-scientists, and their work’s relationship to OSGF’s mission. Awardees cannot be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and must reside on-site for the entire duration of the program. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

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External Fellowship History / Theory Landscape Architecture

Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: Awarded to one outstanding early-career scholar working in some area related to the history, art, and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes. The fellowship will be granted to an exceptional researcher who is developing a new body of research that would especially benefit from access to Oak Spring’s library. The award recipient will spend 2-8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff; explore the 700-acre landscape, the foundation’s efforts in sustainable land management, and the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects including many examples of botanical art. Fellow will have time and space to work independently on their own projects during stay. The only requirement will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions to Oak Spring Staff and any other fellows or residents on site.

Award: $10,000 grant and two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be early-career researchers completing a terminal degree, or who have completed a terminal degree within the past five years. The selected early-career researcher must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show exceptional promise with an ability to state how use of Oak Spring’s library will contribute to their research objectives, exceptional promise, good communication skills and excellence in what they have accomplished or plan to accomplish.

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

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External Fellowship Landscape Architecture

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: Awarded to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This fellowship will be granted to an exceptional artist who shows remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world and humankind’s place in it. The award recipient will spend 2-8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff; explore the 700-acre landscape, the foundation’s efforts in sustainable land management, and the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects including many examples of botanical art. Fellow will have time and space to work independently on their own projects during stay. The only requirement will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions to Oak Spring Staff and any other fellows or residents on site.

Award: $10,000 grant and two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be early-career artists (visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians) not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. Applicants are expected to show dedication to their artistic practice, clear connection to the natural world in their work, exceptional promise, and good communication skills.

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

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Architecture Design External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: June 24, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. In support of its efforts to advance digital infrastructures and initiatives in libraries and archives, and subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing funding through this program. These funds may support some DHAG projects that further the IMLS mission to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations. IMLS funding will encourage innovative collaborations between library and archives professionals, humanities professionals, and relevant public communities that advance preservation of, access to, and public engagement with digital collections and services to empower community learning, foster civic cohesion, and strengthen knowledge networks. See website for more info.

Award: Level I: $50,000; Level II: $100,000; Level III: $325,000 in outright funds, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds.

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome in any area of the humanities from organizations of all types and sizes. 

Deadline: June 24, 2021