Community Action Mini-Grant Program
Projects supported by the Community Action Mini-Grant Program include water quality monitoring trainings and equipment; community education; and grassroots action around policy issues.
In 2019 WV Rivers piloted a program making small grants to community organizations to support advocacy and activism.
We average 4-8 grants per year and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We respond to all applications within 30 days of submittal.
Grant awards range from $500 – $2,500 and eligible grant recipients do not need to be a 501(c)3; however they must meet the requirements below.
Eligibility: Intended for community-based organizations with budgets under $100,000/year that seek to lead activities with an emphasis on grassroots activism and advocacy. Awards are available up to $2,500.
Criteria: Activities must occur in WV; empower and engage citizens through activism and advocacy; align with one of our priority focus areas below; and be completed within 1 year.
Potential Projects: Event, training, petition drive, advocacy campaign, community organizing, or other project that empowers citizens to take action for clean water in West Virginia.