Children's Environmental Health Initiative
Grant Program Description and Goals
The Cedar Tree Foundation's Children's Environmental Health Initiative supports campaigns and programs designed to reduce children’s exposures to toxic chemicals in products and in their environments. The Foundation recognizes that toxic chemicals pose a threat to all people, especially children, and the government does not do an adequate job protecting children from these hazards. Cedar Tree also recognizes that communities of color are most often and most deeply impacted by environmental threats.
In November 2017 the Board of the Cedar Tree Foundation awarded the first round of grants in this Initiative, all with a focus on marketplace campaigns that impact children’s health. A second round of grants with the same marketplace focus was awarded in January 2018.
The Cedar Tree Foundation requested LOIs for a third round of grants in early July 2019, and has since closed that process. The staff is currently reviewing submissions and anticipates awarding grants for this round in late Fall 2019. The 2019 docket will focus on non-profit organizations working in communities of color to protect and improve children’s health by addressing exposures to toxic chemicals in products and the environment. The Cedar Tree Foundation will place special emphasis in this docket on awarding grants to organizations whose leadership (staff/board) and programs reflect the communities they serve, with a priority placed on organizations led by people of color.
PAST GRANT AWARDS
2017: MARKETPLACE CAMPAIGNS
Alaska Community Action on Toxics, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for Protecting Children on the Top of the World
Coming Clean, Inc., $125,000 x 3 years, project support for the Campaign for Healthier Solutions
Environmental Health Strategy Center, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for Food Fight!
Women’s Voices for the Earth, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for Safe Cleaning Products Campaign
2018: MARKETPLACE CAMPAIGNS
Center for Environmental Health, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for Protecting Children from Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
Ecology Center Inc., $125,000 x 3 years, project support for the Project to Eliminate Toxics in Everyday Children's Products
Environmental Working Group, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for the Children's Environmental Health Campaign
Healthy Building Network, $125,000 x 3 years, project support for The Home Free Project
How to Apply
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The Cedar Tree Foundation only funds registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for work in the United States.