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Glass Foundation Grant
(Environmental Education and Preservation; Youth Development)

Glass Foundation Inc

Funding Amount

Capital Campaigns: $200,000 maximum; Construction and Renovation Expenses: $100,000 maximum; Program Supplies or Equipment: $50,000 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

First Quarter Meeting deadline is December 10
Second Quarter Meeting deadline is April 10
Unknown when application will re-open


The Foundation provides grant funding in two specific areas:

Child and Youth Development:
These grants are to be used exclusively to benefit youth aged 18 and under. Some examples of projects we have funded are: camps and summer programs, after school programs, outdoor recreation, charter schools and private schools
Environmental Education and Preservation:
These grants are to be used exclusively for outdoor education and/or environmental preservation. Some examples are: land preservation, outdoor programming for youth and adults, studying and preserving different species of plants or animals, water protection, and parks and gardens

What will be funded:
​- Capital Campaigns (Requests up to $200,000)
- Construction and Renovation Expenses (Requests up to $100,000)
- Program Supplies or Equipment (Requests up to $50,000)

Who Can Apply

Organizations that offer:
- Environmental education and/or preservation
- Developmental and educational opportunities for children and teens

​The organization must be a charitable non-profit organization that is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) 3 public charity. A copy of the IRS determination letter is a requirement

A full proposal must be submitted in the online system by these dates. If submitted after these dates, your proposal will not be considered for funding. Once the funding level has been reached, the grant application process will close for that funding year

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Programming serving one or more of these Western North Carolina counties:
Avery; Buncombe; Burke; Caldwell; Cherokee; Clay; Graham; Haywood; Henderson; Jackson; Macon;Madison; McDowell; Mitchell; Polk; Swain; Transylvania; Watauga; Yancey

Additional Information

For additional information, contact the foundation at or (828) 210-8122

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