Anderson-Rogers Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Anderson-Rogers Foundation supports U.S. based environmental conservation organizations working in the United States and around the world.

IP TAKE: This funder gives grantmaking preference to smaller, local and grassroots organizations rather than larger national organizations.

PROFILE: The descendants of John and Sallie Haynes Anderson and Bertha Harper Rogers founded the Anderson-Rogers Foundation in 2001. Porter W. Anderson provided the initial endowment. Anderson was the co-inventor of a bacterial meningitis vaccine. The foundation supports “[o]rganizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs” focusing on reproductive health and abortion rights, access to contraception and sex education, reducing teen pregnancy, environmental education and activism, environmentally sound agricultural practices and food systems and the promotion of humanist values and separation of church and state.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $25,000. Past Anderson-Rogers environmental conservation grantees include SeedTree, which received funding for its environmental restoration and education projects in Nepal and Peru; and the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, which received a grant for its work educating voters on climate change and environmental conservation. To learn more about types of organizations Anderson-Rogers supports, examine its latest IRS documents.

The Anderson-Rogers Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. Submission must be no more than two pages. The foundation warns potential grantseekers that this “[p]re-application letter is not an optional step.” Organizations must complete this process for funding consideration.

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