Last Call: BoatUS Foundation Grant Program Deadline January 15 Funds Available for Safe and Clean Boating Projects
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 16, 2013, 04:15 PM EST
The BoatUS Foundation’s Grassroots Grants Program has funded over $1.3 million in local boating safety and clean water projects over the past 25 years
Last year, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit more than doubled its individual maximum grant size to $10,000. “While the program targets small local groups, organizations and non-profits, we’re getting away from awarding funds for traditional signs, brochures, or boat show giveaway items,” said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating. “Now, we’re looking to tap into the many exciting interactive and innovative ways to encourage behavior changes, including social media, the web or unique hands-on activities.”
Groups wishing to apply for one or more Grassroots Grants may go to www.BoatUS.org/Grants to view the guidelines and begin their application. Grant application may include videos, photos, graphics or anything to convey the group’s concept to help increase the chances of funding. The projects with the most votes will have one year to complete the grant project.
To assist grant applicants, the BoatUS Foundation has created a short video highlighting some previous grantees and their advice for applicants here: http://youtu.be/noUSjilYxP8. In addition, a second video with an overview of Grants program is located at: www.BoatUS.org/Grants.
About the BoatUS Foundation:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by the half-million members of BoatUS, it provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. To make a tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit, go to www.BoatUS.org.