These mini-grants provide from $250 to $1500 US dollars, and include materials and/or online resources, and virtual support. No experience with birding is necessary. The activities can engage many people and may involve several organizations and/or institutions, such as regional bird festivals, or may be a more localized event, such as a series of activities for a school, neighborhood, senior center, etc. Due to the Covid-19 global situation, we will not grant mini-grants for festivals or large events. However, applications to support smaller local events or series of activities are welcome. The activities may be a series of events or workshops spread over weeks or months for specific groups or communities. We are especially interested in supporting organizations and groups that work with low-income, or underserved communities.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will consider applications that meet the following criteria:
• Applicants must be part of a Latin American or Caribbean organization or group conducting activities within their region;
• The proposal should include educational activities about birds;
• The proposal should include artistic or cultural activities;
• The proposal should include activities about habitat creation or improvement;
• The proposal should include bird citizen science activities and data collection for a Cornell Lab of Ornithology project such as eBird (aVerAves, or other associated platforms), or Celebrate Urban Birds.