Funding Through Mini-Grants
There are some mini-grants programs that are geared towards supporting grassroots organizing around fracking. You can apply for funds to help cover costs of printing signs and flyers, renting venue space for community meetings, and much more.
- One such fund is the Direct Support Fund which is run by the Mountain Watershed Association. Proposals are considered every month and you do not need to be a 501(c)(3) in order to receive funds. Find out more at: http://www.mtwatershed.com/learn-more/direct-support-fund/
- The Heartwood Mini-Grant Program also provides funding for groups that engange in grassroots organizing around a variety of environmental issues, including fracking. Find out more here: https://heartwood.org/minigrants/?link_id=0&can_id=d1f324870bc61846d54caa90914407f8&source=email-minigrants-and-an-album&email_referrer=email_563832&email_subject=minigrants-and-an-album
Crowdfunding is one of the best ways for community groups to build support, participation, and get the funding they need to win. It’s also challenging without a network to call on for support.