Submit Your Idea for the Chance to Receive a $5,000 Community Green Grant in New York and Chicago

Before each Green Festival opening, a panel from Green Festival and Ford Motor Company will select a group of Community Green Grant finalists. Each finalist’s project proposal will be presented in the Ford Pavilion at each respective Green Festival.

Festival attendees will vote for their favorite project proposal. Votes will be tallied on-site, and the project proposal with the most votes will be announced as the Community Green Grant winner on Sunday at Green Festival.

The first $5,000 Community Green Grant of 2012 will be awarded during the New York Green Festival, April 21-22. Green Festival and Community Green Grant will then be traveling to award a local individual or organization $5,000 to positively impact their community in the following cities: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Washington D.C.; San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA.

To apply, submit your idea to communitygreengrant@actionpartners.com or mail to:

Attn: Community Green Grant
3020 Carbon Place, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301

Entries must be received by the following dates for consideration:

New York – 4/13/2012
Chicago – 4/27/2012
Washington D.C. – 9/21/2012

San Francisco – 11/2/2012
Los Angeles – 11/9/2012

The first $5,000 Community Green Grant was awarded to the ScienceFIST Foundation at Chicago Green Festival, May 14-15, 2011. Check out great video of the winning announcement, as well as the surprise annoucement of the winner.

The second Community Green Grant of 2011 was awarded at Seattle Green Festival by Ford's Manager of Environmental Policy, Nancy Homeister and Congressman Dennis Kucinich to the Homestead Community Land Trust

At the inaugural Los Angeles Green Festival, the Community Grant was awarded to HomeGirl Cafe, a division of Homeboy Industries.


At the 10th Anniversary San Francisco Green Festival, the recipient of the Community Green Grant was Collective Roots.


For more information, visit http://www.action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/.

Contest offered and open only to legal residents of the U.S. & D.C., 18 or older, who have not previously been a recipient of the Ford Community Green Grant.  Starts on 3/1/12, Prizes (5): a $5,000 local grant (awarded as a check), which will be awarded to one winning local community or organization within 50 miles of each Green Festival city, subject to verification and final approval of Sponsors.  Limit one entry per person.  Limit one prize per community.  By entering, Entrants grant Sponsors a license in and to all submission materials and ideas.  The number of eligible Finalists may vary among Festivals in Sponsors' absolute discretion.  Finalists MUST attend respective Festival in order to present their entry, or else will be disqualified.  Contest subject to official rules, at http://www.action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/. Void where prohibited.