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: Requests up to $5,000

Deadline: The program is still open!! 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, and educational workshops.

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 –

*Need assistance with your application from an experience organization? Click here to view current mentor organizations that are willing to help you with project development, review your grant proposal, and/or assist with the Trust’s online grant system.*

For questions and assistance, contact Bre’Anna Brooks at (410) 974-2941 ext. 112 or