Thank you for your interest in the Birds, Equity, and Culture mini-grants 2024 from Celebrate Urban Birds! These mini-grants promote educational events centered on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in birdwatching and ornithology. We will prioritize community-led applications from underserved communities that share their local knowledge and expertise and emphasize culture and the arts. 

Grant awards range from $250 to $2500. We award mini-grants to organizations from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Here are the requirements for your proposals:

  • Center Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 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 is required. 

The mini-grant application is simple and easy to complete. You don’t need to know how to write grant 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, please get in touch with us. We are here to help you. Please write to us at

The application for the 2024 period ended.

Thank you to all the organizations that applied. Selecting a few of the many beautiful proposals was not easy. We appreciate and respect the work you all do!

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

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Learn more about our ongoing and recent mini-grants: