The Rockfall Foundation Offers New Environmental Education Grant

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New Multi-year Grant to Supplemental Existing Annual Program

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation has opened applications for its 2020 Annual Environmental Grant Program, available to non-profit organizations, municipalities, and schools, and has announced a new multi-year grant for schools. The 2020 Annual Environmental Grants are for projects that contribute to the general environmental education of the public, or promote responsible environmental planning, or contribute to the preservation of the Connecticut River watershed.

The new multi-year grant, Fostering Future Environmental Stewards, is available to schools seeking funding for preschool to 8th grade environmental education programs. The new grant aims to support continuous environmental literacy for children that offer nature discovery and real-world, hands-on, place-based learning.

Both grant programs have a competitive application process and must benefit at least one of the towns in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, which includes Middlesex County as well as Lyme and Old Lyme.  Applications are due by November 7.  All interested applicants are encouraged to attend an informational workshop on September 10, 5 to 6:30pm, at The Rockfall Foundation, 27 Washington Street, Middletown.  More information is available at

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Founded in 1935 by Middletown philanthropist Clarence S. Wadsworth, The Rockfall Foundation is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations. The Foundation supports environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through public programs and grants. The Rockfall Foundation has awarded over a half million dollars since the inception of its grant program in 1972. In addition, the Foundation operates the historic deKoven House Community Center, which offers meeting rooms and office space for non-profit organizations.

For additional information about The Rockfall Foundation and the grant programs, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit or call 860-347-0340.



Amanda Kenyon
Grants & Communications Coordinator
The Rockfall Foundation


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