Competition for small grants is an integral part of EECG training efforts. During each course, we request that each participant prepare an issue focused proposal. Based on these proposals, two grants are awarded at the completion of each course. Integrating grant writing with course work enables us to ascertain that important project planning and implementation strategies are being learned by the participants. This approach also allows us to provide funding for a few worthwhile projects when participants return home. Small grants in the form of scholarships are also awarded competitively to prospective course attendees.

While most EECG grants are for present and former participants in our training activities, from time to time, EECG provides grants to those outside the EECG network. Such grants are very limited and are for a maximum of $500.

EECG grants are from two main funding sources–The John Judy Memorial Fund and the Linda Karbonit Memorial fund:

The John Judy Memorial Grants Project was created to honor the memory of John M. Judy, an individual who dedicated his career to environmental education in the United States and abroad. Throughout John’s career, he was known for his quiet competency, his positive approach to education issues, and his willingness to take the time to listen. His hundreds of colleagues can testify that John was very effective in furthering the field in which he so firmly believed.

The Linda Karbonit Memorial Grant Fund was established by EECG to honor Dr. Linda Karbonit who was a member of the EECG Board from the organization’s creation until her untimely death in July of 2007.  In keeping with Dr. Karbonit’s areas of greatest interest, the Linda Karbonit Memorial l Fund awards small grants in four main areas:  Support for continuing education for women in environmental professions.  Support for environmental medicine projects that include education as a focus.  Support for small scale, particularly women-run, industries and economic activities that have the potential to ease the substance burden in villages near nature reserves.  Support for wildlife conservation education efforts, particularly those that emphasize birds

For both the John Judy and Linda Karbonit Funds, we award grants to support projects that are innovative, have potential for replication, and reflect a substantial personal commitment to environmental quality. Criteria for the awards are simple, paperwork is minimal, and the spirit of John and Linda guides the selection.

For information on how to apply for a grant, send an email to .


If you wish to support John’s and Linda’s work and environmental educators in developing countries, checks can be made out to EECG and mailed to the following address: EECG, 204 East Locust Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. All contributions are tax deductible.