These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle.
We started Clif Bar Family Foundation in 2006 to support grassroots groups with inspiring ideas and limited funds. We believe in the wisdom of starting small, seeing what works, and growing it genuinely.
Priority is given to applicants that:
Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective*
- Protect Earth's beauty and bounty.
- Create a robust, healthy food system.
- Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
- Reduce environmental health hazards.
- Build stronger communities.
Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.