Feature Funder: Mountain Equipment Co-op

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Hello dear Funds Fans!  May the Fourth be with you all on this day.  Today I present Mountain Equipment Co-op as a feature funder.

MEC Urban Sustainability Grants support local environmental groups in each MEC store community and range from $500 to $2,000.  Projects should address a local urban sustainability issue, such as waste, energy, consumption, or transportation.  Applications are accepted at any time however, deadlines vary depending on store locations.  Please complete their  online application to request funding through an MEC grant program.

Grassroots Donations of MEC Product: MEC product and gift cards enable grassroots conservation or access groups to raise funds or reward volunteers. The average contribution is approximately $200.  Projects under this banner must help to support environmental conservation and initiatives that enable and inspire outdoor adventure.  To apply, please complete their online application.  MEC welcomes applications at any time and reviews them on an ongoing basis. MEC will contact you within six weeks if they are able to support your project.

Also, please mark your calendars for September 10th as MEC has some excellent opportunities whose deadlines are on this date.  These include:

Capacity Building Grants: To strengthen the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations.  Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000.

Research Grants: To support wilderness conservation and sustainable recreational land use.  Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.

Advocacy and Education Grants: To support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors.  Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Access & Activity Grants: Access and Activity Grants support programs, initiatives and infrastructure projects that encourage backcountry, urban and near-urban outdoor recreation. Grants range from $500 to $15,000.

Land Acquisition Grants: To conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources.  Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!