The regular mini-grant application season has ended.

The review process for the 2014 Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grant proposals was a challenge. There were so many wonderful proposals! Winners were selected among applicants that were diverse, showed real creativity, had great outreach potential in their community, and integrated science (bird data collection), the arts, and habitat creation/greening at the local level. We tried to balance selected applicants to include established organizations that would have very large reach as well as small groups that might have a strong impact in a much more local way. It was hard to select just a few of the many fantastic celebrations proposed.

Here is the list of the 2014 Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grant winners:

1. CommonBond Skyline Tower Teen Program – St. Paul, MN.

2. Audubon Center at Debs Park – Los Angeles, CA.

3. Kids at Home in the Wild – Portland, OR.

4. William E. Russell Elementary – Dorchester, MA.

5. School Band of Jerry Zucker Middle School – North Charleston, SC.

6. Southside Community Center Inc, Ithaca, NY.

7. Bronx P.S. 126 Dr. Marjorie H Dunbar – Bronx, NY.

8. West New York P.S. 4 Annex – West New York, NJ.

9. Bedford Audubon Society/Neighbors Link Community Center – Katonah, NY.

10. YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City, OK.

11. Denver Center for International Studies – Denver, CO.

12. Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation/ Lafayette Elementary School – Lancaster, PA.

This year’s Pennington Adopt-a-School mini-grant winners are:

1. T.S. King Middle School – Los Angeles, CA.

2. Union County High School – Maynardville, TN.

3. Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School – Philadelphia, PA.

4. P.S. 119 Amersfort – Brooklyn, NY.

5. P.S. 770 The New American Academy – Brooklyn, NY.

6. Spencer Pointe School – New Lenox, IL.

7. Bell Gardens High School – Bell Gardens, CA.

8. The Academy of Sciences at Columbia Elementary – Palm Bay, FL.

9. Talahi Community School – St. Cloud, MN.

10. Southeast Middle School – Salisbury, NC.

11. P.S. 230 Doris Cohen School – Brooklyn, NY.

12. Escuela Superior Vocacional Bernardino Cordero Bernard de Ponce – Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Explore our mini-grant FAQs and other pages to learn more about the application process.