Yolo Air Quality Education Grant

The Yolo Air Quality Education Grant was established in 2022 with the goal of improving air quality by engaging Yolo County children in programs that drive behavior change through education, infrastructure improvements, or other methods.

The purpose of the Yolo Air Quality Education grant is to fund programs that foster behavior change among children, leading to improved air quality. Programs could include educating children about the importance of understanding and monitoring air quality, introducing children to strategies for improving air quality, making infrastructure improvements to drive behavior change, and more.

In 2023, through the Yolo Air Quality Education grant, YCF anticipates awarding 1-2 grants, totaling $10,000. Applications may request up to $10,000. Funding will be disbursed in January 2024.

This grant opportunity is closed.

Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.

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To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:

  • Be considered a 501(c)(3) public charity, 501(c)(3) private operating foundation or be fiscally-sponsored by an organization that meets this requirement. Teachers are eligible (and encouraged) to apply and may be fiscally sponsored by their PTA, local education foundation, or another 501(c)3.
  • Have a current profile on the region’s nonprofit database, GivingEdge, or agree to submit a profile as a grantee prior to the final report deadline. (Applicants may still apply for funding without a profile.)
  • Have demonstrated expertise in working with children and in environmental issues; applicants are welcome to collaborate with other organizations that have complementary expertise (and submit a single application).
  • Use funding to serve children living and/or going to school in Yolo County; in addition to children, parents of children under age 18 may also be a program target.
  • Have a program/project focus on indoor and/or outdoor air quality.
    • Program/projects should have a core focus on air quality but may also address other environmental issues, recognizing that air quality is part of a larger ecosystem.
    • Behavior change resulting from the program may be short-term (e.g., increase the number of kids that bike to school this year) or long-term (e.g., increase children’s understanding of the importance and drivers of air quality, to shift their mindsets and drive positive choices over the course of many years).
  • Programs should be executed between January and December 2024.
Activity Date
Letter of Interest (LOI) Launch September 27, 2023
LOI Deadline October 23, 2023
Grant Application Invitations Issued  October 24, 2023
Grant Application Deadline  November 14, 2023
Award Notifications  January 2024

Proposals will only be accepted through our online application. No email or paper applications will be accepted. 

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To apply, applicants must create or profile in the Foundation's grants portal via the link below. Please make sure your organization’s legal name associated with your tax ID number and mailing address are current in your grant organization profile. If you are a fiscally sponsored organization, please make sure your fiscal sponsor name and tax ID number is current in your grant organization profile. 

For questions about the Yolo Air Quality Education Grant program, please contact Rachel Smith at rachel.smith@yolocf.org. For technical assistance, contact grants@sacregcf.org.