CarEth does not accept unsolicited proposals.


Individuals: CarEth Foundation does not fund individuals. It can only fund publicly supported 501©(3) tax exempt organizations.

Conferences: CarEth does not normally fund conferences unless there is a description of a careful plan for follow-up and organizational development.

After event: CarEth does not fund projects that will have been concluded prior to the Board review of the proposal.

Fundraising/capital improvements: CarEth does not fund proposals for projects whose primary purpose is to raise money for the ongoing operations of the organization. We do not fund capital purchases.

Relief aid: CarEth does not fund direct relief efforts.
Emergency Grants: CarEth Foundation does not review requests for mid-Cycle emergency grants from either current or prospective grantees.

Research: CarEth does not fund research projects unless they show pragmatic application of the research, and clearly indicate the intended audience for distribution of information. A feasible plan for dissemination to wide audiences is necessary.

Schools: Careth does not fund proposals from schools, colleges, and universities.

Film and Video: CarEth does not fund independent films and video production.

Local Organizations: CarEth does not directly fund local, state, or regional grassroots organizations whose goal is to educate and mobilize citizens in those locations. The CarEth Foundation will directly fund national grassroots organizations, including those with chapters or grassroots strategy.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal that includes a concise statement of the organizations mission, resources and approach to the problem being addressed.

In additions, the proposal should state the:

  • Need for the project;
  • Goals of the project;
  • Strategy being pursued and rationale;
  • Timeline and milestones towards realizing the project’s goals;
  • Describe your organizations theory of change and how you see the movement building on the issues;
  • Organizational and project budget: please include a draft of the most recent organizational budget;
  • Current anticipated funding sources: please list the funders and amounts, committed, pending and to be pursued;
  • Other organizations pursuing similar goals with which the organization is coordinating; and
  • Reasons why the applicant’s organization/staff is particularly well-suited to carry out the proposed project.
  • Also please provide:
  • A brief statement summarizing the current “state of the field” and reasonable indicators of whether the project will have succeeded in incrementally improving the “state of the field”.

Also welcome are easily transmitted examples of past work and a description of other collaborations in the field with which the organization is cooperating to achieve similar goals.

Applicants are informed of the decisions of the Board of Directors as soon as possible. A brief, written report is expected at the end of the grant year. Grants are generally considered to be one year in duration.