US Climate Action Network

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Member Catalyzing Grants - Grant Period: November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2023

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is pleased to announce the availability of $650,000.00 toward grants for the Member Catalyzing Grants Program. Here is the link to the Request for Proposal. If you have any questions please reach out to Carrie Clayton cclayton@usclimatenetwork.org. 

Purpose

The purpose of the 2022 Member Catalyzing Grant Program is to build trust and alignment among our members, and to catalyze the power that people already have. This enables alignment between clusters of members to build critical mass for climate action.  Additionally, the Member Catalyzing Grants aim is to direct more funding to frontline and traditionally underfunded groups in an effort to create unity and solidarity within USCAN and the climate movement as a whole and to address the climate crisis in a just and equitable way.

Applications are due by 5 pm ET on August 31, 2022. 

To apply please select/apply to your preferred grant category below. You can learn more about each category by selecting the dropdown arrow near "guidelines" next to each grant category. 

Embedding trust and relationship building

We started this member led program in 2015 and have continually evolved and changed the application process as we move funding to the communities that are most affected by systemic injustice and climate change. 

With the intention of continuing to embed trust and relationship-building we do the following:

  • We will accept proposals in varying formats: handwritten, videos, powerpoint, etc.
  • We will not request line-item budgets; we will focus on the organization’s work and outcomes.
  • Our goal is to have the application process take less than 3 hours.
  • The Review Team Rubric openly shared with all USCAN members.
  • We offer office hours time slots for anyone to join a Zoom and ask questions about the process on June 7 and June 14. More details in the weekly update. 
  • Funds will be provided via an award letter that can be signed online. We will strive to have funds disbursed less than one month after the grant decision is made.