Outdoor Sacred Spaces Mini Grants
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Creation Care Ministry has received grant money from the Catholic Climate Covenant to be used in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to create new or update existing outdoor sacred spaces.
We are currently accepting project ideas for parishes and schools to use the money for outdoor sacred spaces such pollinator gardens, wildlife habitats, rain gardens, tree plantings, or community gardens.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a beneficiary of this grant! We can provide resources or help you plan your outdoor sacred space. No project is too big or small!
Related – If you have an existing outdoor sacred space (home or parish), please consider registering as a Saint Kateri Habitat! It is an easy application – we know there are many spaces out there in the Archdiocese that are not shown on the map. 🙂
Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants Program
Seeding Creation Care
Small grants to seed local Laudato Si’-inspired climate justice and sustainability projects across U.S. Catholic communities. They are designed to assist parishes, dioceses, schools, religious communities and other Catholic institutions in the United States to organize and mobilize the U.S. Catholic community to express their care for creation and take climate action.
Small grants are available up to a maximum of $1,000 for U.S. Catholic parishes, groups, dioceses, or other U.S. Catholic organizations. The priority deadline to apply is October 14th, 2021. (If funding remains thereafter, grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the funds are exhausted.)
The Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants Program is a $100,000+ fund made possible through the generosity of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters (or Victory Noll Sisters) and Catholic Climate Covenant donors and supporters.
Indiana Community Recycling Grant Program
Applications being accepted NOW through October 15, 2021 on IDEM’s website.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management offers grant funds in amounts of $1,000 to $100,000 (with a 25% match) to assist communities’ efforts to increase recycling and waste reduction. Projects that can be funded under this program include education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, organics management (including yard waste management and composting), and household hazardous waste collection and disposal.
Many types of organizations are eligible including schools and nonprofit organizations (businesses, commercial operations, and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding).