New Earth Foundation Invites Applications for Proj...
Posted: Dec 27, 2019
The New Earth Foundation was founded in 1997 by John Bigelow Loveland, who upon receiving a family inheritance dating back to his great-grandfather, a self-made magnate in nickel mining, decided to donate his inheritance and allocate it for benevolent, peace, and harmony-furthering processes.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for innovative projects with the potential to enhance life on planet Earth and brighten the future, furthering peace. The foundation will award grants in support of pioneering yet practical projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives aimed at eliminating pollution and saving the planet’s ecosystems; community efforts that create innovative educational models that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future; and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities. The foundation will prioritize projects with the potential to be replicated, as well as smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations.
To be eligible, candidates must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Organizations without such status may apply under an umbrella organization or fiscal sponsor, although the application must be accompanied by a letter of agreement detailing the project and the nature of the sponsoring organization’s support or involvement.
Letters of inquiry are due July 1, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 1, 2020.
GRANT SEEKERS If you have a project in line with NEF’s vision and mission, the initial step is to send a Letter of Inquiry for your project, after reading the requirements below and fulfilling them.
INQUIRERS Once you sent a Letter of Inquiry, the NEF Board of Directors will determine if your organization will be asked to submit a Grant Application.
NEF’S CRITERIA FOR GRANT-GIVING
New Earth Foundation awards grants to projects that serve life’s wellness and Earth’s peace. NEF accepts Letters of Inquiry and invites Grant Applications according to the criteria listed below. The project:
meets NEF’s Vision and Mission (see Home Page)
is innovative, new, pioneering, even ingenious
transforms an aspect of society and provides practical solutions
fulfills an important and persisting need
outlines one specific undertaking with clearly defined goals, implementation plan and expected results
indicates who will benefit and how
endeavors to involve those who are served in the planning process
includes plans for replication so that benefits can multiply
contains an evaluation process to measure success, progress, and future decision-making
seeks community involvement and/or collaboration with other organizations
is cost-effective with a realistic budget appropriate for the proposed program, and a suitable balance between project related administrative costs and benefits to those served
has a plan of acquiring future funding from other sources
has qualified staff/volunteers to carry out the project, with staff qualifications clearly specified
has images of models/examples, and will provide such regarding work on the project and it’s completion
NEF reviews Letters of Inquiry twice a year.
NEF will respond in approximately four to six weeks to Inquiries received by the due date.
NEF evaluates invited Grant Applications twice a year.
NEF will respond in June to Applications received by May 1st.
NEF will respond in November to Applications received by October 1st.
See the New Earth Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previously supported projects.