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Foundations and Organizations that Financially Support Place-Based Education and Community Initiatives (a partial list)

Center for Ecoliteracy

http://www.ecoliteracy.org

A public foundation that awards grants to school communities and educational organizations engaged in food and water projects based in the geography of the school campus and surrounding landscapes. A rich resource with multiple examples of place-based education initiatives.

Foundation Center

http://foundationcenter.org

The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. It is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools and information. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants

Funders Forum on Environment and Education

http://charityadvantage.com/f2e2/Welcome.asp

The Funders Forum is a network of grantmakers that provides information and program development assistance in several focus areas: promoting healthy, high performance schools, environmental education and literacy, place-based education, environmental science standards, and sustainability in higher education. The website contains several articles substantiating the value of place-based education.

National Youth Leadership Council

http://www.nylc.org

NYLC offers multiple programs and grant opportunities to increase the capacities of schools and communities to engage young people in active learning and service.

Vermont Community Foundation

http://www.vermontcf.org/

The Vermont Community Foundation is a statewide, nonsectarian public charity that builds and manages charitable funds. The mission is to ensure that philanthropy is increasingly effective in supporting healthy and vital Vermont communities, and that charitable partners meet their missions with excellence and efficiency.

Welborn Ecology Fund

http://www.nhcf.org/page16898.cfm

The Wellborn Ecology Fund supports experientially-oriented ecology education programs that focus on the communities of the Upper Connecticut Valley of Vermont.