Grants Details

Environmental Grants Program
This Grant will expire on January 01, 2015
Surdna makes grants in three areas:


Sustainable Environments
The Sustainable Environments Program works to overhaul our country’s low performing infrastructure, much of it outdated and crumbling, with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems.

Strong Local Economies
The Strong Local Economies program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. We work to spur the growth of local businesses, encourage equitable economic development, and improve the quality and availability of jobs for low-income people, communities of color, immigrants, and women.

Thriving Cultures
The Thriving Cultures program believes that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive, prosperous and benefit from the rich cultural diversity of their residents. We support efforts to encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.

The grant amount requested for should relate directly to the size of your organization's budget and the amount that is needed to successfully complete the project. Beyond that, please review Surdna's grant amounts by searching through their grants database.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and full applications due approx. four months after invitation to submit full proposal. ​Eligible ​applicants are limited to non-profit organizations.