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 February 1, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 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:
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.