Thank you for your interest in the Birds, Equity and Culture mini-grants 2023 from Celebrate Urban Birds! These mini-grants are focused on promoting educational events for youth and communities that center Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in birdwatching and ornithology. We will prioritize community-led applications that focus on sharing community knowledge and expertise and emphasize culture and the arts. 

Grant awards range from $250-$2500. Virtual events, whenever possible, are encouraged due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mini-grants are awarded to organizations from Canada, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Here are the requirements for your proposed program, activities or event:

  • Center Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in birdwatching
  • Include bird observation
  • Incorporate greening or habitat improvement for the birds
  • The arts and culture should be integrated in a meaningful, inclusive, and authentic way
  • The funds can only go to organizations (not to individuals)

All applicants will receive free training, downloadable materials, and resources to bring their ideas to life; including proposals that we are unable to fund. No experience with birds required. 

The mini-grant application is simple and easy to complete. You don’t need to know how to write proposals to apply. All we ask is that you answer our questions about how you’d like to organize your event, where and when you’d like to hold it, and who will participate.

If you have doubts or questions about our mini-grants, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you. Write to us at

We are not accepting applications at this moment.

New proposals for 2024 will accepted in the fall of 2023.

If you’d like to see some events or activities by past mini-grant winners, explore the gallery of wonderful events below.

Looking for other types of Celebrate Urban Birds events? Click here.

Learn more about our ongoing and recent mini-grants: