Integration of Environment and Human Well-being Grants


These are grants made to organizations using, or committed to using, a deliberate, unified approach to enhancing well-being, prosperity and resiliency of people, communities and nature.  These grants support work spanning several Healthy People Healthy Places Strategies – in a genuine combination that meets both environmental and human needs resulting in mutual benefit. 


Awarded grants may be augmented by capacity/learning support, recognizing that we all have much to learn about how to effectively produce the mutual benefits sought by these grants.  Integration of Environment and Human Well-being Grants may span 12, 24, or 36 months.  Grants may support operations, capital or projects.  Grant size will vary depending on scale of the proposed work and capacity of the applicant.  All applicants are eligible to apply once per calendar year.


We encourage potential applicants to give us a call at (207) 865-3810, prior to submission, to discuss their proposal ideas.


Review Considerations for Integration of Environment and Human Well-being Grants


Grant requests will be evaluated using the Foundation’s General Considerations for grant making and the criteria listed below.  Depth of, and commitment to, integrating environmental and human well-being will be significant factors in grant decisions. 


  • Potential and/or demonstrated impact on Healthy People Healthy Places Strategies
  • Clearly articulated outcomes of strategies and program activities that benefit environmental sustainability, human well-being and social equity
  • Strong cross-sector engagement as demonstrated by cooperative relationships, activity and reciprocity that results in shared success between the grantee, its partners and the community.
  • Extent to which organizational culture supports connection between human and environmental well-being as reflected in past work, mission statement and strategic planning
  • Extent to which organization board and staff reflect the community and have deep experience within the community.
  • Commitment to enhancing the connections between human and environmental well-being
  • Commitment to learning as demonstrated in past and/or current work


Application Period


The deadline for applying is January 15, 5pm EST.  In the event the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be due by 5pm on the next business day.  The online application is available from October 15 to January 15.  Decisions will be announced in early June.