Kodak American Greenways Grants
The Kodak American Greenways Awards Program, a partnership project of the Eastman Kodak Company, the Conservation Fund and the National Geographic Society, provides small grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in communities throughout America.
The organization is interested in funding activities such as mapping, eco-logical assessments, surveying, conferences and design activities; developing brochures, interpretative displays, audio-visual productions or public opinion surveys; hiring consultants; incorporating land trusts; and/or building footbridges, planning bike paths or other creative projects.
Types of Support
In general, grants can be used for all appropriate expenses needed to complete a greenway project, including planning, technical assistance, legal and other costs.
Grant Size$500 to $2500
Requirements & Limitations
Awards will be given primarily to local, regional or statewide nonprofit organizations. Although public agencies may also apply, community organizations will receive preference. Grants may not be used for academic research, general institutional support, lobbying or political activities.
Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- Importance of the project to local greenway development efforts;
- Demonstrated community support for the project;
- Extent to which the grant will result in matching funds or other support;
- Likelihood of tangible results; and
- Capacity of the organization to complete the project.
Please submit all materials through the mail in one packet. The application packet should contain the two letters of reference; the 501(c)(3) status confirmation letter for non-profit organizations, documentation of public agency status for governmental organizations, or Social Security Number for individuals; and the one page budget. For further information on the required materials, see website. Faxed and e-mailed materials will not be accepted.
Applications may be submitted from March 1 through June 1 of each calendar year.
Grant 1Grantee: Shorebank Enterprise Pacific, Ilwaco, Washington
Purpose: Funding was given to create an urban Wetland Enhancement Trail on the Astoria River Trail (WET-ART), which will demonstrate innovations in wetland restoration, passive surface water management and a public multi-use pathway.<br><br>
Grant 2Grantee: Woodstock Conservation Commission<br>
The grant funded a conceptual study for a greenway along the Little River in Woodstock, Connecticut. The greenway will protect a public drinking water supply, provide a wildlife corridor linking several parcels of open space and link to other trails in adjacent towns.