Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Thich Nhat Hanh
The Humane Education Coalition offers a limited number of grants annually to assist partner organizations with developing humane education programs, curricula, learning materials, and assessment tools. Please review all tabs below before submitting a proposal.
Timeline & Selection
Bloom Grants specifically support humane education programs for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Prior to receiving funds, grant recipients must:
Be incorporated as a nonprofit organization, recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt
Be located in the United States (we hope to offer grants internationally - stay tuned!)
Provide services that align with one or more of our areas of focus - human rights, animal protection, and environmental ethics
Bloom Grants are designed to support new or existing humane education programs. The Coalition can provide up to $1,000 per grant to assist with the development of a humane education program, curricula, learning materials, and/or assessment tools.
Priority is given to partner organizations that are in the early stages of developing a program, and where the grant funds will have the greatest impact. Bloom Grants may be used to cover the cost of program materials and supplies, research, marketing, technical support and fees, professional development, and local or regional travel expenses.
At this time, the Coalition cannot fund:
General operating expenses
Multi-year grant pledges
Deficit reduction or operational deficiencies
Organizations whose mission and services fall outside the Coalition's areas of focus, and activities that do not align with the values of humane education
The Bloom Grant proposal deadline is April 1of each year. We strive to give every proposal the attention it deserves. As a result, the process can take up to 8 weeks from the grant proposal deadline to receive a response.
A carefully chosen team of professionals from around the world comprise our selection committee. Their backgrounds include education and curriculum development, nonprofit leadership, youth development, environmental ethics, animal protection, and social justice. The committee convenes annually in April to review grant proposals. They draw upon their extensive experience to make the funding decisions for the grants.
After reviewing all proposals, the selection committee may have additional questions before making a final decision. Once the committee has completed the review, grant recipients will be notified of their decision. We will email an award letter and agreement to grant recipients. Funding will be dispersed upon receipt of the electronically signed agreement.
Recipients are required to submit an impact report no later than 12 months after the award's effective date. The impact report must be submitted and approved prior to submitting future proposals for funding. Data collection will be required to measure efficacy and evaluate impact.
Please submit your grant proposal and all required documents in PDF format only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Files must be named clearly. If file sizes are large, documents may be submitted in separate emails. Proposals submitted by mail will not be considered, and incomplete proposals cannot be accepted.
Title of the grant proposal
Legal name of organization, and DBA name (if applicable)
Organization mailing and physical addresses
Executive Director name, phone, and email
Contact person for this proposal (if different from Executive Director), title, phone, and email
Mission and Vision statements
Summary of organization’s history, purposes/services, and goals
Geographic area served
Does the organization provide services that align with one or more of the Coalition’s areas of focus? Please describe.
Number of employees (full-time and part-time)
Number of active volunteers. In what capacities are volunteers utilized?
Is the organization a Humane Education Coalition partner?
Does the organization currently offer a humane education program?
Please describe the humane education project you propose to create with the assistance of the Bloom Grant funds, including the activities, curriculum and/or assessment details, and any additional information that would be helpful for the Bloom Grants Committee.
Who will benefit from this project? Please describe the target population served. How many individuals will you reach annually? Will the target population be involved in the project’s development and implementation?
Please describe how your proposed project will be implemented and include who will be responsible for implementation.
List the objectives and outcomes for the proposed project. Objectives are specific statements that summarize your anticipated results, and outcomes are changes or benefits you hope to accomplish.
Identify your criteria for success. Describe how you will monitor the progress you expect to make and how you will measure whether you are achieving your objectives.
How will you sustain the project after the Bloom Grant funding has been used?
Please describe any other humane education programs that provide similar services in your region.
Please list other grants you have applied for and the current status of other funding.
Provide any additional information which you believe will be helpful for the selection committee.
IRS tax-exempt determination letter
Most recent financial statement (if applicable)
Most recent IRS Form 990 (if applicable)
Line-item budget detailing specific expenses for your proposal, including both the total budget for the proposed project/program and amount requested from the Coalition
The organization’s current operating budget
List of Board Members and length of time on Board
Letters of agreement, if this is a collaborative proposal
Additional literature about the organization which you believe will be helpful for the selection committee
We are committed to a paperless grants administration process to reduce paper waste and minimize consumption of natural resources. We kindly request that organizations make every effort to submit their proposals and supporting documents electronically.