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ECO Broward

ECO Broward


ISSUE


State and local natural resource and climate change experts predict that continued urban development combined with the sea level rise projected for Broward County over the next 10 years will have numerous detrimental impacts. This includes increased flooding from severe weather events; inundation and shoreline recession; saltwater contamination of drinking water supplies; as well as reduced and fragmented animal habitat.  Sea level rise is projected to cost more than $5 billion by 2035.


OUR GOAL


To unite to make Broward a more livable and sustainable place to call home.

WHY IT MATTERS


Habitat protection, energy consumption and quality air and water are all matters of concern if we want to sustain the health of our community. Indigenous habitats are at critically low levels and our air, water and soil qualities continue to decline at an alarming rate.

Our nation’s coastal ecosystems are in continuous decline and are further threatened by increasing coastal development and rising sea levels. Approximately 328 miles of Florida’s coastline (40%) are eroding enough to threaten existing developments, recreation areas and near-shore habitats that are home to the majority plant and animal species in the state. 

88% of Broward’s 24 miles of shoreline are considered degraded and critically eroded - meaning our beach and dune system is unable to serve as our first line of defense against storms acting as a buffer between the storm waves and coastal communities. 


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


Projects we will support must demonstrate impact as follows:
  • Engage the community in environmental stewardship that yields tangible, lasting improvements in coastal restoration, habitat protection, energy conservation, air quality, clean water and waste management (recycling).
  • Advocate for the development of consistent policies, strategies, and project that promote excellence in environmental stewardship.

APPLICATION INFORMATION


ECO Broward applications will be accepted beginning in the summer of 2019.

In the meantime, if you have an ECO Broward project that you would like to share with the Foundation that aligns with our goal,  please contact Angelica Rosas, Grants Manager at arosas@cfbroward.org.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County
  • City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply
  • Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants per the grant agreement.

NON-DISCRIMINATON POLICY

The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.
 

 
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