Beldon Fund


Contact Information


By supporting effective, nonprofit advocacy organizations, the Beldon Fund seeks to build a national consensus to achieve and sustain a healthy planet.

Funding Interests

The Beldon Fund focuses project and general support grants in two programs: Human Health and the Environment and Key States. These programs are designed to work together to achieve the vision and mission of the Fund. Proposals that work synergistically across programs are encouraged.The Human Health and the Environment program seeks to add new, powerful voices to promote a national consensus on the environment and to activate the public on issues that matter to people in a deeply personal and potent way.The Key States program focuses on particular states where the power of a growing, energized consensus for environmental protection can be organized and brought to bear on public policy and policy makers.

Geographic Focus


Types of Support

The fund provides funding for specific projects and general operating expenses.

Grant Size

$25000 to $250000

Requirements & Limitations

The Beldon Fund does not offer grants for:

  • International efforts
  • Academic or university projects, unless they are directly linked to environmental advocacy and have impact well beyond the academic community
  • School- or classroom-based environmental education
  • Acquisition of land
  • Forest, wildlife habitat/refuges, land, marine, river, lake, wilderness preservation, protection or restoration. Film, video or radio production
  • Endowments
  • Capital campaigns
  • Deficit reduction
  • Acquisitions for museums or collections
  • Service delivery programs
  • Capital projects
  • Research
  • Arts and/or culture
  • Individuals
  • Scholarships

Application Process

Interested organizations should first submit a letter of inquiry (LOI). If the fund is interested, it will request a full proposal from the applicant. The fund does not accept applications electronically or by fax at this time.

Vist the Beldon Fund to further research the application process.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Collaborative on Health and the Environment, Bolinas, CA.
Amount: $200000
Purpose: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a new network of concerned people and organizations working together toward the shared goal of improving public and individual health. CHE Partners include representatives of patient organizations, health professional and scientific societies, community organizations, environmental health advocates, funders and indeed all those interested in working together to improve public and individual health.

Grant 2

Grantee: Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, San Jose, CA.
Amount: $60000

A general support grant was provided to support the programs of the coalition, including sustainable water work in the San Francisco Bay region, the International Campaign for Responsible Technology, environmental health and justice programs and the Clean Computer Campaign to champion the best practices in high-tech manufacturing.

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