What funding resources are available?

Mini-Grant

Goal: Assist newly forming lake, stream or watershed associations/groups with start-up costs for new associations.  Established associations/groups may qualify for funds if working with the WAI to increase organizational capacity or support the development of a District-wide network of lake, stream, or watershed associations.

Objectives:

  • Help citizens form effective citizen-led associations/groups focused on protecting and improving local waters.
  • Support water quality improvement projects organized by citizen-led associations/groups

Grant Overview


Administrative or Seed Fund (up to $500)

Description:The Fund provides $500 for organizations who have approved or adopted articles of incorporation and bylaws or obtained a fiscal agent; and have a plan in place for the Charter/Kick-off meeting (or its equivalent). Associations are allowed to make only one application for the Seed Fund dollars. For eligibility requirements please see application.

Application Process:Applications and electronic supporting documents should be sent to Alex Gehrig via e-mail agehrig@freshwater.org


Membership Match Fund ($1000)

Description:The Fund is a 1:1 match for your new member dollars up to $1000.  Associations are allowed to make only one application for the Membership Match Fund dollars within 9 months of the Kick-off meeting date. For eligibility requirements please see application.

Application Process:Applications and electronic supporting documents are due to Alex Gehrig via e-mail agehrig@freshwater.org

Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Grant

Description: The Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund was established by the MCWD in 2000 in memory of Cynthia Krieg, whose life exemplified dedication to community service and natural resource protection. This fund encourages and supports community service initiatives to protect water quality and promote public awareness of non-point source pollution abatement. The MCWD wishes to partner with local community groups, schools, and government agencies to engage citizens in water quality protection through this memorial fund.

Learn more about the Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund.

Non-MCWD Grant Resources