Established in 1978, the Acorn Foundation supports projects dedicated to building a sustainable future for the planet and to restoring a healthy global environment. The Acorn Foundation is particularly interested in small and innovative community-based projects which:

– Preserve and restore habitats supporting biological diversity and wildlife;

– Advocate for environmental justice, particularly in low-income and indigenous communities;

– Prevent or remedy toxic pollution.

The Acorn Foundation makes grants in the $5,000 to $10,000 range to grassroots organizations. Grantees are asked to submit year-end reports, and Acorn will consider renewal grants to organizations that have fulfilled its reporting requirements.