Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant application! These mini-grants are focused on promoting events 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.

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-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.

To begin your application for the 2021 Equity, Birds and Culture mini-grants from Celebrate Urban Birds click here

The deadline is April 11, 2021.

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: