South Jersey
Mini Grant Program

Grant Funding application deadline for the 2023 Caren Kaufman Memorial Grant Program has closed. Thanks for your submissions!

Sustainable South Jersey is excited to announce our new mini-grant program, created to help support exciting environmental initiatives in the South Jersey region! Read all about our funding priorities, eligibility criteria, and grant application process below.

Grants can be for up to $5,000. Projects must be implemented within 12 months. If your project will take longer, please break it into phases and tell us what you will accomplish in 12 months. Please note that applying for a mini-grant does not guarantee you will receive funding. Those who are awarded mini-grants will be required to submit periodic grant reports. Grant winners or their representative(s) are expected to attend Sustainable South Jersey Earth Festival on Sat May 2nd in Cherry Hill for a brief award presentation.



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 Funding Priorities:

Sustainable South Jersey invites the community to submit mini-grant applications for projects, ideas, and/or initiatives that:

  Protect or enhance our environment’s land, air, or water

  Create cleaner, greener, and healthier communities

  Address environmental and social injustices

  Grow food locally, decrease hunger, and/or increase healthy lifestyles

  Implement community education/awareness campaigns that address environmental needs like recycling, water equity, green energy, etc.

  Focus on planning, researching, or implementing for climate resiliency

  Integrate diversity and inclusion into sustainability

  Explore an innovative sustainability idea

  Engage new audiences in sustainability activities


Activities can be connected to the Sustainable Jersey program but do not have to be.


Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals and/or organizations that fall into these categories can apply:

  An IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization

  A government entity or its green team

  A K-12 public, private, or charter school, community college, or university

  A faith-based organization requesting funds for the community at-large

  A volunteer group, individual, or community organization/collaborative

Grant Selection:

Sustainable South Jersey will review mini-grants and notify grantees funding decisions will be made by our board, and notifications will be delivered by email or phone. The number of mini-grants funded is dependent on our annual budget and may vary year-to-year.

Applying for a grant does not guarantee funding. Sustainable South Jersey reserves the right to decline funding to any organization at any time.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions about the mini-grant program should be submitted to:

Please note: Sustainable South Jersey is a volunteer-based organization. We will do our best to answer questions promptly, but please plan ahead by reaching out in advance of the deadline to ask questions. As volunteers, we do not have regular business hours.