Each year, we invite organizations to apply for our Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grants to help finance creative events that integrate the arts, gardening, community participation, and of course, the Celebrate Urban Birds’s citizen science project. We hope that these events, or series of activities, will inspire others to organize similar events in their communities. The activities don’t need to be complicated. It’s easy!

All applicants will receive free training, materials, and resources to bring their ideas to life; including proposals that we are unable to fund. Organizations that work with underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience with birds required. The mini-grants range from $100 to $750.

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 urbanbirds@cornell.edu, or call (607) 254-2455.

The application for 2020 Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grants is closed. 

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: