Climate Change Grant | Turtle Island Restoration Network

Through the 2022 Climate Change Grant, Turtle Island Restoration Network seeks to support organizations around the world in the fight against climate change.

How it works

The organizations will designate themselves to receive a $5,000 grant. If they meet the eligibility requirements, the public will be able to vote for them to receive the grant. The organization that receives the most votes will be awarded the grant!

Eligibility criteria

  • Designated organizations must be non-profit organizations. Nonprofit organizations are eligible if they are recognized for public charitable status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)( 3) or are exempt from tax in the state or country in which it operates.
  • Designated organizations must use the funds within one year to carry out climate change-related projects.
  • Nominated organizations can have an annual operating budget of $1 million or more, as long as the winning project’s budget is less than $1 million.
  • Designated organizations may be located outside of the United States.
  • Winners of previous grant competitions are ineligible to apply to other competitions for a period of 12 months from the date of their award.


Nomination period. Applications will be accepted from February 22, 2022. Organizations must nominate their group on the Registration Form before March 25, 2022 for review and participation.

Nominees announced. Organizations that meet the eligibility requirements will be notified of their voting status via the email address provided on the registration form.

Voting period. Voting will begin March 28, 2022 and close April 11, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to let their supporters know they are voting for their organization by announcing it at meetings, on their website, on social media, in an e-newsletter or to the local media. Voting will take place online at

Winners announced. Winners will be announced by Earth Day, April 22, 2022 and funds will be sent within 14 business days of signing a grant agreement. Winning organizations will be promoted through TIRN media and press releases. The winner will be notified by email to the email address provided on the TIRN Entry Form. The highest number of votes in the final round of the contest will determine the winner. Disqualification, forfeiture and selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (1) failure to respond to email notification within two days of transmission; (2) return of an email notification as undeliverable; (3) failure to provide Turtle Island Restoration Network with satisfactory proof of its non-profit status.

Application guidelines

In your application, please be able to answer the following questions/requirements. (Please note that you will not be able to save this app and come back to it. We recommend that you prepare your answers before starting the app.)

  • name of the organization
  • Organization location
  • Mission statement
  • Organization website
  • EIN organization
  • number of employees
  • Number of volunteers
  • Number of members
  • Annual budget
    • Less than $100,000
    • $100 – $250,000
    • $250-500K
    • Over $500,000
  • Briefly describe the history of the organization.
  • Is your organization fiscally sponsored? If yes, please provide the fiscal sponsor name and EIN, if applicable.
  • Description of the network, community or individuals targeted by the climate change project. Please indicate if the project addresses environmental justice (including racial and/or socio-economic injustices).
  • Please list at least three past successes
  • Why is this work necessary to improve the climate crisis in your country?
  • How will grant funds be used to fight or research climate change?
  • Please list at least three expected outcomes over the duration of the grant (one year).

Questions? Contact Elisabeth Purcell at [email protected]

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