Appalachian Stewardship Foundation Grant

Appalachian Stewardship Foundation

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Next deadline: Feb 1, 2022 2:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2022 2:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Jul 1, 2022 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Sep 1, 2022 2:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Fisheries Freshwater Conservation Geochemistry & Biogeochemistry Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit, For-Profit Business, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Virginia, West Virginia, Counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Augusta County, Greene County, Madison County, Page County, Rappahannock County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Warren County, Counties in West Virginia: Grant County, Randolph County, Tucker County Other eligible locations: Alabama, Georgia (US state), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi Show all

Location of residency: United States

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ASF has two funding topical areas of focus, with the goal of remedying or mitigating the impacts of energy development in Appalachia:

  • Greenhouse gas reduction: "the reduction, sequestration, offset, mitigation and/or storage of carbon dioxide (‘CO2’) and other greenhouse gas emissions" ("GHG")
  • Stream and fishery restoration: "the mitigation of damage or pollution to streams and fresh water tributaries."

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  • This grant is to provide opportunities to partner with other non-profit or for-profit organizations offering matching funding or in-kind support in order to leverage the impact of ASF’s grantmaking
  • ASF will consider appropriate partnerships or working arrangements with institutions of higher education and with businesses offering useful expertise, advice or in-kind support of ASF-funded projects.


  • As to stream and fishery restoration, ASF has a particular interest in funding projects that would benefit any of the following areas:
    • Shenandoah National Park, Dolly Sods and Otter Creek Wilderness Areas in the Monongahela National Forest, and James River Face Wilderness Area in the Jefferson National Forest. 
  • Projects and programs benefiting Virginia and West Virginia will be given preference.
  • ASF will pay particular attention to applications that would:
    • fund public outreach and education about aquatic habitats and/or greenhouse gasses mitigation benefits, including the economic benefits of greenhouse gas reductions and the cost effectiveness of various approaches to such reductions.
      • Examples include projects that would educate the public on how to use less energy, reducing costs for consumers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
    • fund carbon sequestration projects and research.
    • fund “on the ground” or “in the stream” projects that produce tangible greenhouse gas mitigation and/or stream restoration results in specific places.
      • Examples include restorations that address acid rain and acid mine drainage, as well as repair of habitat damaged by mining activities.
    • fund pilot projects and demonstration projects that establish the feasibility of innovative greenhouse gas mitigation projects (including estimates of the cost effectiveness of proposed projects in reducing greenhouse gasses) and stream restoration technologies and practices and would advance their transfer to common and widespread use.
    • provide related community-based benefits in the priority geographic regions.
    • provide opportunities to partner with other non-profit or for-profit organizations offering matching funding or in-kind support in order to leverage the impact of ASF’s grantmaking; the availability of matching funds is preferred but not mandatory.


This page was last reviewed March 27, 2021 and last updated March 27, 2021