The Newton Conservators provides grants
to Newton's schools, educational institutions, groups, and institutions
for the purpose of fostering its mission.
The grants are generally modest in size; requests of between $250
and $750 may receive priority, although smaller and larger grants
will be given full consideration. They can be made for a single
event, a longer-term project, or for multiple year funding. Projects
for multiple year funding must be reported upon and resubmitted
Grants awarded in 2015
1. Projects shall be related to the use, study,
improved public awareness, augmentation, preservation, impact upon,
or improvement of Newton's green and open spaces.
2. Projects can be one-time events or activities,
or may be extended over a long period of time.
3. Projects must follow a clear, written description
of the project with a specified starting and ending time.
4. Projects must have an environmental or educational
purpose or element, rather than be solely for beautification purposes,
5. Projects must be supervised or directed by
one or more specific individuals if within an organization (e.g.,
a teacher if a school project).
6. Projects which involve broad participation
(students, groups, volunteers, etc.) or in which the result will
be available to many people will be given preference.
7. Projects providing high public awareness
or visibility will be given preference.
8. Proposals must be made in writing by the
person who will be supervising or doing the project, or shall be
endorsed by such person.
The Newton Conservators Will:
1. Provide specified funds for materials, equipment,
books, speakers, transportation, documentation, etc.
2. Work with applicants to clarify proposals
and assist in attempting to make them acceptable (meet our criteria).
3. Have the right to publicize the project (The
NCI may make awards to individuals or groups if appropriate.)
4. Entertain proposals which may involve joint
grants with other organizations.
5. Assume no liability for events which happen
during the program period or as a result thereof.
How to Apply:
1. Download the application form.
2. Complete the form on your computer, and save it as a DOC or PDF file. Include your name or the project name as part of the file name.
3. Attach the form to an email that you send to
Send any questions to
Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded twice a year, with application deadlines of October 31 and February 28. However, proposals may be submitted at any time, and grants are sometimes awarded before the next regular review cycle begins.
Successful applicants will be required to submit
a final report on the project, and may be asked to make a report
at our annual meeting or at another time.