Foundation / Corporation
Open Space Institute (OSI)
04/14/21 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit conservation organizations, agencies, and Native American Tribes in multiple states for land and forest conservation projects in eligible regions. Program priorities include climate science and carbon-storing and sequestering. The Fund awards capital grants for land protection in portions of (1) the Cradle of Southern Appalachia (Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama), (2) the Middle Atlantic (New Jersey and Pennsylvania), and (3) the Northern Appalachians (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont).
To ensure that this region continues to support plants, animals, and people, OSI has launched the Appalachian Landscapes Protection Fund, an effort that will provide capital grants to protect 50,000 acres in key focus areas along the Appalachian Range.
This Fund builds on the success of OSI's Resilient Landscapes Initiative (2013 - 2020), which advanced the use of Climate Resilience Science in land protection. This climate science remains a priority in this new fund, along with a new emphasis on forests’ ability to store and sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
Eligible land conservation projects must lie wholly or partly in one of the Fund’s focus areas, have strong climate resilience attributes, and be managed to enhance forest carbon. OSI will further assess projects for their carbon storage and sequestration potential, natural resource attributes, the likelihood of success, and the threat of forest loss.
Grants must be used to acquire land or permanent conservation easements. In exceptional cases, grants may be applied to cover transactional costs, including cost of appraisals, surveys, title, and environmental assessments. The Fund may also provide short-term low-interest loans for projects that require bridge financing.
GrantWatch ID#: 194638
The Fund does not have a minimum or maximum grant size, but awards are typically between $50,000 and $400,000.
Projects must be completed within 18 months of receiving notification of OSI’s grant award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=openspace
Cradle of Southern Appalachia:
Joel Houser, Southeast Field Coordinator
Jennifer Melville, Vice President, Conservation Grants
Bill Rawlyk, Middle Atlantic Field Coordinator
Yasemin Unal-Rodriguez, Administrative/Database
(212) 290-8200 x1311
Open Space Institute
1350 Broadway, Suite 201
New York, NY 10018
Portions of (1) the Cradle of Southern Appalachia (Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama), (2) the Middle Atlantic (New Jersey and Pennsylvania), and (3) the Northern Appalachians (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont).
Focus Area Maps: https://s3.amazonaws.com/osi-craft/ALPF-All-Focus-Areas.pdf?mtime=https://s3.amazonaws.com/osi-craft/ALPF-Cradle-Focus-Area.pdf?mtime=2021021706533120210217065311, https://s3.amazonaws.com/osi-craft/ALPF-Cradle-Focus-Area.pdf?mtime=20210217065331,
USA: Alabama; Georgia; Maine; New Hampshire; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Vermont
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