CHEJ Small Grants Program

CHEJ’s Small Grants Program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build their capacity.  The program is designed to especially reach people from low-wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harms.

Grant activities can include board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Project activities could also include meetings to develop an organizing strategic plan, training events, educational activities which are directly connected to your strategic plan, or membership recruitment.  It is recommended that project activities be creative, effective and/or strategic.

This year, we are excited to announce that our small grants program has grown and can now support the work of both small and large grassroots community-based organizations, which are working on environment, health and justice issues.

2017 Deadlines & Application Information

Proposal Deadline Passed

2017 Deadlines

  • Round 1 Final Reports due November 1, 2017
  • Round 2 Applications due April 3, 2017

2017 Applications – Round 2

* The grant application is different for different sized organizations.

  • Tier 1 Application: Small organizations and all volunteer groups with budgets under $50,000.
    Grants are available in this tier range from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Tier 2 Application: For organizations with budgets no greater than $250,000.
    This tier of the program will provide support from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Tier 3 Application: Larger organizations with budgets over $250,000.
    This tier of the program will support projects with grants from $10,000 to $20,000.