The Council awards grants every year to a broad and diverse field of Dane County nonprofit community organizations, school districts, and municipalities for environmental initiatives. Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 are available for conservation projects that enhance Dane County's natural resources and benefit Dane County residents.
Environmental Grants are awarded in two categories:
- The Capital Equipment Program will provide funding to assist with equipment purchase, rental, or lease; construction of conservation measures; or maintenance of previously constructed conservation measures that improve, protect, and enhance land and water resources in Dane County.
- The Community Partners Program provides funding for small projects that promote environmental education, conservation, and restoration.
Please see a complete list of grant recipients on the Grant Summary page:
The grant review process is rigorous and applicants are encouraged to contact the Environmental Council for assistance and review the application tips information. See application tips.
Beginning in 2007, the Council's grants program have been funded through carefully forged, public-private partnerships. Program donors are Dane County individuals and businesses that believe in the Dane County Environmental Council's mission.