Funding Sources

Catskill Watershed Education Grants

The Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), provides Watershed Education Grants to schools, libraries, museums, vocational institutions and non-profit organizations in the West of Hudson (Catskill-Delaware) Watershed and in the five boroughs of New York City. The grants are targeted to Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade audiences and their teachers. A separate program provides Watershed Education grants for projects intended for public or general audiences.

Contact Diane Galusha, 845-586-1400, ext. 306.


Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world. Grants are intended to provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth, serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, have real environmental outcomes, inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship.


Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

Every school year, during the spring semester, Environmental Education Grants are made available to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties). These competitive grants enable teachers to add new environmental education activities to the curriculum.  Previous grants have funded projects such as an environmental field day, construction of a weather station, backyard birds and animal habitats study kits, and pond studies.


Watershed Forestry Bus Tours 

The Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program

is offered by the Watershed Agricultural Councilís Forestry Program with funding provided by USDA Forest Service and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.


Come explore the source of NYCís drinking water first-hand and discover how healthy forests protect water quality! The Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program is a competitive matching grant program that awards up to $3,000 to help pay for forestry-related tours to the NYC Watershed. Any 4th-12th grade classroom, organization, or community group in NYC or the NYC Watershed region may apply for one of five Bus Tour options: 1. Environmental Education Center 2. Trout in the Classroom Trout Release 3. Green Connections Partnership 4. Trees for Tribs Tree Planting. 5. Adult Professional Development. All tours include a visit to a drinking water reservoir. Two rounds of grant funding are awarded each year with applications due in early January and early August.


Visit the Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program website or contact Tyler Van Fleet, Watershed Educator, at or(914) 962-6355 x21, for more information.


Target Field Trip Grants

Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Applications are accepted between August 1 and September 30.


Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

Ulster Savings Bank supports education programs in Ulster County Schools as well as Hunter-Tannersville and Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central Schools in Greene County.

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Site design by Kimberlie Ackerley; Last updated November 2013