The Community Engagement Mini Grant Program is designed to engage a diverse array of organizations in activities that both benefit your communities and raise public awareness of and engagement in natural resources issues.

Funding: Grant requests up to $5,000

Deadline: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until funds for this fiscal year are exhausted.

Project examples (include but are not limited too): Community clean-ups, tree plantings, installation of pollinator habitat/native gardens/community gardens, educational workshops, and water quality monitoring.

Our goals are:
1. To provide funding to groups that have traditionally been under-engaged with environmental issues, but who have a project idea that benefits both their communities and natural resources (such as local parks, rural or urban forests, streams, rivers, and other natural spaces)
2. To engage residents in community-based restoration and protection
3. To provide to applicants who may not be experienced in applying for grants an introduction to the grant life-cycle

To apply, visit the Trust’s website –

For questions and assistance, contact Breā€™Anna Brooks at (410) 974-2941 ext. 112 or