2020 EEC Small Grant Program Information


The 2020 Small Grant Application is now open. Applications are due March 23, 2020

2020 EEC Small Grant Application is available on the Inland Empire Community Foundation's Grant Schedules Page:

“Environmental Education Small Grant Program” at https://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/grants/grants/grant-schedule

Request for Proposals

The Community Foundation (TCF) serves as the administrator for the EEC Small Grant Program.  Funds for the EEC Small Grant Program are provided by Southern California Edison International.   Proposals are being accepted for activities, programs and projects per below.


Program Interest Areas

  • Collaborative projects or programs that connect informal (non-profit) with formal (K-12) providers

  • Field trips

  • Science projects

  • Class/community gardens

  • Project-based staff support

  • Programs or projects that demonstrate STEM, NGSS or EEI alignment



  • Non-profit outdoor/environmental/science education providers that are public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. 

  • Public, private or charter school K-12 classroom teachers or schools

  • Environmental education support groups/projects affiliated with non-profit or school programs per above


Grant Amount:   Grants awarded will be $1,000 - $2,000                           


Grant Period:   June 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021



These types of expenses are not eligible for funding:

  • Travel expenses

  • Conference fees

  • Political or religious initiatives


Application Deadline:  March 23, 2020


Application Review

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.  Applications will be screened for eligibility and completeness by The Community Foundation (TCF) staff.  A  Grant Review Committee of The Community Foundation will evaluate the proposals and make grant recommendations to The Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. 

Notification of Results

All applicants will be notified of the results, in writing, by April, 2020.  Recipients will be invited to present their awarded project or program at EEC’s 2019 annual symposium held in February.


Submission of the Application Packet




Limited funding is available to support the continuance and development of new programs or projects focused on environmental and science education in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

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