Audubon launches next cycle of its Environmental Grant Program
By Bruce Janklow
Sociedad Audubon de Mexico, the only Audubon chapter in Mexico, is currently launching the second cycle of its 2013 environmental grant program with a Call for Proposals.
The program supports projects that protect, conserve or restore the ecology of San Miguel de Allende and its surrounding areas by addressing environmental threats, promoting environmental sustainability, protecting wildlife and its habitat, conserving finite natural resources and promoting environmental responsibility and sustainable economic growth through education and social change. It is open to citizen groups, non-profits, student groups, faith organizations, neighborhood associations, service groups or other organizations that meet Audubon’s criteria for grants.
This program is unique in San Miguel. It is focused on increasing the effectiveness of locally based programs, helping teach skills, building self-reliance, preserving and increasing personal dignity and integrating well into the community culture by using local leadership. As a result Audubon does not directly initiate or implement programming. Instead the organization financially supports local programs that address needs as described above. Through these partnerships Audubon monitors goal achievement, helps build community strength and pursues its mission.
While the program is open to all who qualify and Audubon welcomes and invites a broad range of applicants, the selection process is a competitive one — the criteria are well defined in the Call For Proposals which is currently available on the Audubon website at www.audubonmex.org or by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposals for funding are due no later than May 15, 2013, and awards will be made in early July for the period July – December 2013.
Sociedad Audubon de Mexico conducts a full range of programs and activities centered on the protection and conservation of all aspects of nature and our environment in the broader San Miguel region as well as education about and enjoyment of birds and all of nature. To learn more, visit the website above.