Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots environmental groups around the world to help people protect the environment, live sustainably, preserve biodiversity and gain a voice in their own future. In 2006 Greengrants made close to 600 grants in 83 countries, bringing their total since 1993 to over 3,000 grants in 120 countries.
Each board develops a grantmaking strategy that best fits the regional context and the advisors’ experiences. The advisors identify appropriate moments for strategic grants to grassroots groups. Global Greengrants Fund has supported a wide array of projects and groups over the years, from organic agriculture in India, to women's cooperatives in Indonesia, to environmental awareness in Nigeria.
Nonprofits examine climate-change roles; Global challenge; Conference looks at funding solutions to help most vulnerable.(NWSunday)(Conference notes)
Apr 03, 2011; Byline: Kristi Heim; Seattle Times staff reporter Last year the Global Greengrants Fund added a new category to its...