Green Festival is committed to supporting inspiring organizations & projects that educate and benefit their local communities with The Green Festival Community Award, a $5,000 grant awarded to a deserving non-profit, chosen by the public!
The Green Festival Community Award is a great way to gain exposure, support and resources for new or ongoing projects. Organizations get up close and personal with the community through extensive online outreach and social media recognition, and in person, as finalists meet and greet with Green Festival attendees to pitch their ideas. Projects must be locally-based, with creative ideas, measurable goals and a direct benefit to the local, sustainable community.
Groundswell educates DC area residents about their energy options and helps families & organizations switch their homes & buildings to clean energy at an affordable rate.
Read more here: www.groundswell.org
- Mundo Verde Public Charter School
Mundo Verde is a bilingual and sustainable Expeditionary Learning School preparing students to be compassionate global stewards to make positive change in their communities. Read more here: www.mundoverdepcs.org
- Washington Youth Garden (WYG)
Washington Youth Garden (WYG) uses the garden cycle as a tool to enrich science learning, inspire environmental stewardship and cultivate healthy food choices in DC youth. Read more here: www.washingtonyouthgarden.org
- Luke's Wings
Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program. Luke's Wings provides free flights for family members to visit service members wounded in battle during their recovery when the government will not sponsor it. Read more here: www.lukeswings.org
- Southeast Children's Fund
Southeast Children's Fund operates two infant and toddler centers combining technology and hands-on experience with toddlers to learn how to grow and prepare fresh fruits & vegetables. Read more here: www.sechildrensfund.org
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Winner benefits include:
How to Apply
To be considered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within 60 miles of the city limits of the applicable Festival City are invited to share their green ideas through a submission form on the Green Festival Community Award website. Before each event, a panel from Green Festivals, Inc. will select and invite five finalists to promote their exciting projects at Green Festival.
How to Vote
Festival fans – vote for your favorite organization in an online poll in the week prior to each event! At the festival, meet the teams behind the finalist project ideas and cast your vote for the winner in the ballot box area. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon at Green Festival!