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Marin CNPS Micro Grants for 2023

The Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society is pleased to offer the next round of funding for micro grants, intended to assist with projects that advance our mission. The California Native Plant Society is dedicated to protecting and advocating for California’s native plants. The Marin chapter focuses on three areas: expanding our knowledge about what grows in Marin, advocating for native plants and their habitats, and encouraging the use of native plants in public spaces and home gardens.

We will be offering 3 grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that meet the following criteria:

  • The project must be in Marin county.
  • The project must not be an ongoing, repeating or annually occurring event or expense unless the funds will support a new expansion of an existing program. We are looking to fund unique opportunities.
  • The funds must benefit native plants, native plant knowledge and education, and the organizations and people who care for the lands where these plants grow.
  • Individuals, nonprofits, community organizations, educational facilities and local governments are welcome to apply. Current board members and committee chairs of the CNPS Marin Chapter are not eligible to apply.
  • Special consideration will be given to applications that have a limited window to get accomplished or close an important gap in knowledge.

Deadline for applying is December 16, 2022. Recipients will be announced and funds will be available in early February 2023. Projects need to be entirely or substantially completed in 2023.

Please submit:

Your name, address, email, phone

The name and contact information of the organization you are working with or for, if applicable

A single page letter explaining the project/equipment/training/event you desire funding for. Explain how this will benefit native plants in Marin county and contribute to your and our knowledge about, protection for, and caretaking skills for our native flora. If the proposal is for a native plant garden, please explain how the garden will be maintained. Include a very simple timeline of the steps to completion, the overall budget and what portion of it this funding will be spent on.

If you are applying as an individual working on a project that will benefit a local government, nonprofit, school or other entity, please submit a short note from the organization confirming that this project is supported by their organization.

Submissions should be emailed to by Dec. 16, 2022.

Grant recipients will be asked to report on their completed project to Marin CNPS, in a form to be determined with each recipient.

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