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Our Planet

Lancaster County faces many unique environmental challenges simultaneously: our air quality is poor, our waterways are notorious for polluting the Chesapeake Bay, our tree cover is sparse, we need to save the bits of natural land that remain, and the unpredictability of our future climate threatens our agriculture. We are looking for the best ideas focused on things like land conservation, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change, biodiversity, and environmental education.

We will accept applications at three levels:

Level 1 – Projects asking for $5,000-$14,999

Level 2 – Projects asking for $15,000-$49,999

Level 3 – Projects asking for $50,000 – $100,000. For large projects, we ask for collaboration between two or more organizations. One would be a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization, and the other could be a CBO, a for-profit entity, or a municipal entity.

This application will open on June 3rd


Application Dates and Award Announcements

Stage 1 opens: June 3, 2024
Stage 1 Deadline: July 22, 2024
Stage 2 Invitations sent: July 31, 2024
Stage 2 Deadline: August 19, 2024

Award notifications: October 17, 2024

Grant funding period: as advised by applicant
Completion Report due: as advised by applicant

Grant Portal

Use this link to apply for Shaping Tomorrow Awards, new grants, or manage any of your current grant programs.

Info Sheet and FAQ's

Get information on eligibility requirements, application process, award timelines, evaluation criteria and more!

Office Hours

During the times listed below, we will be live on Zoom to address any frequently asked questions and to answer questions you may have. Please consider using this time to ask your questions.

3/14, 10:00 – 11:00 am

4/19, 10:00 – 11:00 am

5/16, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Shaping Tomorrow Awards Info Session

Missed our live webinar? Don’t worry, we got you covered! Learn all there is to know about the Shaping Tomorrow Awards by watching our recorded information session.