Every year, we invite organizations, educators, and youth to apply for mini-grants to help fund creative neighborhood events. All mini-grant applicants are offered materials and training to support their events (even if their proposals are not funded). Mini-grants average between $100-$750.

We are currently accepting mini-grant applications for Adopt-a-School participants!

Please apply HERE

Mini-grant winners:

  • hold a Celebrate Urban Birds event or project
  • introduce the public/youth to birds
  • collect data by participating in the 10-minute Celebrate Urban Bird citizen science activity
  • distribute Celebrate Urban Birds kits (with posters, seeds for planting, and more)
  • integrate the arts
  • integrate gardening/habitat creation
  • get people outside
  • participate in a training videoconference
  • Submit a short final report and share pictures for which you have photo releases

Email (urbanbirds@cornell.edu) or call (607-254-2455) to Celebrate Urban Birds program with any questions or concerns. You can also explore frequently asked questions about mini-grants here.