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Grants and In-Kind Resources to USA, Canada, and International Organizations for Community Wildlife Events

Birds, Equity and Culture Mini-Grant

GrantWatch ID# 177887
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Celebrate Urban Birds (CUBs)
Array ( [0] => Puerto Rico (USA); [1] => Virgin Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/31/22

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 and in-kind resources to USA, Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean organizations for community events related to the study of birds. Funding is intended for projects to further the understanding of birds and their habitats for underserved populations. Eligible events are those that center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in birdwatching and ornithology.

Priority is given to community-led applications that focus on sharing community knowledge and expertise and emphasize culture and the arts. 

Celebrate Urban Birds strives to co-create bilingual, inclusive, and equity-based community science projects that serve communities that have been historically underrepresented or excluded from birding, conservation, and citizen science. The project seeks to promote better science through equitable knowledge sharing, increased access, centering missing voices and experiences, and intentionally advocating for community ownership and scientific research leadership. Together with participating communities, the project has co-developed processes to co-design, pilot, and implement scientific research and programming while focusing on race and equity.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Mini-grants are awarded to organizations from Canada, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Requirements for your proposed program, activities or event:
- Center Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in birdwatching
- Include bird observation
- Incorporate greening or habitat improvement for the birds
- The arts and culture should be integrated in a meaningful, inclusive, and authentic way
- The funds can only go to organizations (not to individuals).

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be accepted for mini-grants until December 31, 2022.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards range from $250-$2500. All applicants will receive free training, materials, and resources to bring their ideas to life; including proposals that are unable to be funded.

Term of Contract
Programs, activities, and events must take place within 2023.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions, contact

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 800.843.2473

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