Grant Guidelines

Saint Paul Audubon provides grants to nonprofit organizations in support of our mission:

The Saint Paul Audubon’s mission is to engage our community in enjoying, understanding, and protecting birds and the habitats they need to thrive.

Grants typically are for $500-$2000 and are awarded to projects or activities in areas such as

  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat restoration, preservation, or expansion
  • Supporting opportunities for birders and birding trip leaders
  • Diversifying participation in birding and nature activities
  • Providing nesting support or native plants
  • 501(c) (3) organizations

Preference is given to Ramsey and Washington Counties activities and efforts that further our focus areas of education, conservation, and policy/advocacy.

Recipients in 2021 and 2022 included Urban Bird Collective, Frogtown Green, Carpenter Nature Center, Osprey Wilds, University of Belize, Red-headed Woodpecker Project, Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas, and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Multi-year grant applications are welcome for ongoing projects.

Grantees are expected to complete a brief annual report on project activities and provide a short article with pictures for our newsletter, The Cardinal.

Application Timeline

Grant applications are reviewed twice per year.  Notification will be made to the applicant by the second week of the month reviewed.

Application Received By Application Reviewed
January 15 March Board meeting
September 15 November Board Meeting

Application Form