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Mini-Grants

Quaker Earthcare Witness organizes a mini-grant program which gives $500 matching grants to help Friends complete eco-friendly projects. Our goal is to encourage and support Friends groups, meetings, and organizations that are looking for ways to enhance their practical and spiritual relationship with Earth.

All ideas that support QEW values will be considered, but we especially encourage projects that directly address environmental justice, climate change and/or those that will involve young people.

Past grant recipients have used QEW mini-grant funds for a range of projects, like creating an edible garden for their meeting, adding a composter for a Friends’ school, and completing a meeting solar energy project.

We welcome your project ideas and energies! See details below.

Friends at Fayetteville Monthly Meeting in Arkansas gather to celebrate their new official Wildlife Habitat.
White meetinghouse with beginning garden in foreground
Whittier Meeting's new garden thanks to a mini-grant. Photo by Kathleen Hall.
Person on ladder next to white wooden structure
Covered bicycle rack construction at the Meeting House. Twelve experienced builders, Friends, ages 14-68, participated in the project. Shelter is now well used and everyone enjoyed and learned from the project.
Green lawn with solar panel array
Friends Theological College through the Grinnell Friends Church in Iowa received a mini grant for their solar panel array.
Centro de promocion y desarrollo de la mujer, acahual
In conjunction with ProNica, Mini-Grants funded reprints of pamphlets on birth control. These were used in a workshop for women. Copies were given to the Population Committee in Quaker Earthcare Witness.
Green pollinator garden
Quaker Earthcare Witness helped the church create a pollinator garden. The children completed very large, colorful models of the stages of butterfly metamorphosis displayed in the fellowship hall wall.  Grandparents, adult children, and grandchildren planted native wildflower seedlings together.