Grassroots Funds

Our Grassroots Funds award small grants to small community-based groups. Applicants' previous fiscal year's expenses must be $100,000 or less to be eligible. Grassroots Grants are generally intended for smaller groups who may be mostly volunteer driven, and may not have past experience in applying for foundation grants.

If you are trying to return to an application that you have already started or to check on the status of your application to one of the Grassroots Funds, please go to www.rosefdn.org/onlineapplication or click here.

Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
The Grassroots Fund supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern California (Santa Barbara and Kern Counties and all California counties to the north) that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, as well as, of our communities and our health. Maximum grant size is $5,000. After receiving a grant, all Grassroots Fund grantees will also become eligible for supplemental organizational capacity-building assistance, including scholarships to attend trainings related to accounting, fundraising, planning, board development, communications, media, database development and similar topics.
California Wildlands Grassroots Fund
The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund supports the heroic efforts of activists across the state to preserve California's wildlands. Maximum grant size is $5000 and projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, advocacy, organizing, land purchase, litigation, restoration and maintenance, research and education.
Puget Sound Grassroots Fund
The Puget Sound Grassroots Grants program is designed for applicants in the Puget Sound area working on water quality issues, and whose annual income/expenses are below $100,000. Puget Sound Grassroots Grants will range from $1,000 - $10,000. After receiving a grant, all Grassroots Fund grantees will also become eligible for supplemental organizational capacity-building assistance, including scholarships to attend trainings related to accounting, fundraising, planning, board development, communications, media, database development and similar topics.