Projects Funded by 1% for Nature coming soon!
Funding Great Projects
As a fledgling organization, 1% for Nature is just beginning to raise funds so the innaugural grant round will provide mini-grants in the amounts of $500 to $1,000. These projects can be significant to natural quality of life in Monroe County despite the small financial outlay. As funds accrue, the 1% for Nature Board of Directors will accept and approve larger requests from non-profit conservation organizations and government entities for projects of greater significance.
There is no list of specific projects awaiting funding from the 1% for Nature program. But we know there are many potential projects that can be successful with a little help. We're looking for projects that protect and connect special places, inspire people to explore and enjoy nature, and help wildlife to thrive.
Preserve wildlife habitat, trails, streams and parks in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
and enhance the public’s access to and enjoyment of these places.
1% for Nature grant awards could support projects that:
√ help a township purchase a key property next to other protected lands, connecting trails and providing room to roam for Pocono wildlife;
√ enable a land trust to protect a wetland that helps purify our water supply and is habitat for nesting waterfowl;
√ leverage expansion of a local park;
√ provide a parking area, create a footpath and/or place a bench for people enjoying Monroe County’s beautiful natural areas; and much, much more.
Grant awards will be publicized.
Who Can apply for a Grant?
1% for Nature plans to make its first mini-grant awards in March 2020 to non-profit organizations that are protecting land, connecting trails and/ or making it possible for people to enjoy our County's natural areas. This includes, but is not limited to, conservation organizations and government entities such as municipalities and regional or local park programs.
A volunteer Grants Committee has been appointed by the Board of Directors to consider, rank and recommend grant requests for approval. The Board will award grants to the best projects, based on the amount of funds available. The Grants Committee is finalizing guidelines, priorities and ranking systems for the grant requests. Funds will be disbursed for projects in Monroe County only.