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.
In June 2017, the Cedar Tree Foundation issued a Request For Proposals to find campaigns and projects with measurable outcomes potentially visible within the next 3-6 years that provide practical and innovative ways to reduce children’s exposures to toxic chemicals in products and environments. During the two months that the RFP was open the Foundation received 44 submissions. You can review a summary document with highlights from that process here.
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 was awarded in January 2018.
- 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
- 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
The Cedar Tree Foundation is not currently accepting applications for the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative. We expect to do another round of funding sometime in 2019. Details of the 2019 Request for Proposals will be posted to this web page when they are available. If you would like to receive email notification about updates to this web page including information about how to apply when the Children's Environmental Health Initiative reopens, please enter your email address into the form below.
If you have questions about Cedar Tree’s process, please reach out to Cedar Tree’s Grants and Communications Manager, Dana Karlsson Campion.
The Cedar Tree Foundation only funds registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for work in the United States.