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Links to Grantmakers and Related Resources

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation places emphasis on community-building that seeks to invest in communities' human and natural resources over the long term, assure the well-being of children, youth, and families, and bridge the faultlines of race and class.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes recognizes young people ages 8 to 18 in the U.S. and Canada who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Half of each year's winners are chosen for their work on behalf of the environment..

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation provides funding for projects, operating and advocacy in the following priority areas: Arts and Culture, Athletics and Outdoor Activities, Environment, Fostering Understanding, Helping Adolescents Learn, Young Women and Girls.  The Foundation's geographic focus includes Georgia.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has served the mountain region since 1978 by professionally managing charitable funds created by individuals and families, and by using those funds to make grants that address the changing needs of the mountain region. The Foundation's current grant programs include New Horizons (supporting the arts, environment, education, health care and people in need), Summertime Kids, Learning Links, Organizational Development and Medication Assistance. Information about the Foundation's affiliate funds, including Cashiers Community Fund, the Fund for Haywood County and Highlands Community Foundation, is also available on the Foundation's web site.

The Cottonwood Foundation focuses its funding on committed grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. The foundation will only award grants to organizations that meet all four of the following criteria: protect the environment, promote cultural diversity, empower people to meet their basic needs, and rely on volunteer efforts.

The Environmental Grantmaking Foundations Directory lists foundations that give environmental grants. It is also the membership directory for the Environmental Grantmakers Association.

The EPA Grant Writing Tutorial software walks users through the grant-writing process and helps them learn to write more competitive grants.

The mission of the North Carolina Arts Council is to enrich the cultural life of the state by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts and by providing opportunities for every North Carolinian to experience the arts.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a general purpose foundation created to serve the people of North Carolina. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that accomplish systemic reform and have statewide impact. In addition, the Foundation gives special attention to low-resource regions in the state and innovative, community-based projects within the Foundation's focus areas.

The River Network Directory of Funding Resources lists over 300 private, corporate, and federal funding sources for rivers and watershed groups.

One of the areas of focus of the Turner Foundation is the defense of biodiversity by protecting natural habitats. National programs will be considered, and priority consideration will be given to the states of Alaska, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

The mission of the Lyndhurst Foundation is the ongoing revitalization of the Chattanooga area and the conservation of the region surrounding it. One of its areas of focus is the conservation, protection and restoration of the region's premier natural assets.

The Merck Family Fund exists in part to restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come. It provides funding to land protection and advocacy groups in the southern Appalachians.