Monday, 25 March 2013 15:00

Ford Community Green Grant - NYC and Chicago

If you're part of a local, innovative non-profit in NYC or Chicago with a powerful idea to serve your community, apply to win $5,000 for your organization at the Green Festivals! Deadlines: NYC - 3/29, Chicago 4/26. Read on to apply.

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Green Festivals to award $5,000 Community Green Grants in New York City and Chicago this spring! Watch the 2012 winners' stories below.

The deadline to submit for the New York City Ford Community Green Grant is March 29th. The deadline for Chicago is April 26th.

New in 2013, four selected semi-finalists will each receive $1,000 to help fuel their goodwill efforts. If you work for, run, volunteer or know of a local deserving non-profit that is innovative and forward-thinking, be sure to submit your organization’s application for a chance to win by clicking here.

Just three quick steps to apply:

(1) Download PDF application here.

(2) Complete the application for your organization.

(3) Send your completed application, along with your organization’s logo to communitygreengrant @


No idea is too big or too small, but to be considered, the organization must be local, innovative and a certified non-profit. Before each event, a panel from Green Festivals and Ford Motor Company will select a group of five finalists to present their proposals in the Ford Pavilion at each festival.

Festival attendees are encouraged to cast their vote for their favorite organization. Vote online throughout the week leading up to each event and on-site at the Ford Community Green Grant Booth. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Non-profit Green City Force took home the 2012 NYC Ford Community Green Grant. Check out their story, and how the Ford Community Green Grant helped their growth:

The Academy for Global Citizenship won the 2012 Chicago Ford Community Grant. Here's their story:

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