Ford & Green Festival Giving $5,000 Community Green Grant for Sustainable Ideas

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Ford has partnered with Green Festival to award $5,000 Community Green Grants to help community-centric sustainable ideas flourish. If you have an idea you think may be worth the money, keep reading to find out how to enter.


$5,000 Community Green Grant for Green Ideas

Green Festivals are being held in cities across the U.S. this year, and before each begins, Ford and a panelist of Green Festival members will decide on the best sustainable ideas submitted in the area, with Festival goers able to vote for the winner. The Sunday of each Green Festival, the winner will be announced on-site, and $5,000 will be awarded to the winner, to go towards making the community driven sustainable idea a reality.

The deadlines for entering the Community Green Grant, based on the local Festivals are:

  • Chicago – May 7 2011
  • Seattle – May 14 2011
  • New York – September 24 2011
  • Los Angeles – October 22 2011
  • San Francisco – November 5 2011

If you’re a community organizer, a non-profit organization, or just a person with a great green idea that could benefit your community, be sure to get your idea submitted to be considered for the Community Green Grant.


How to Enter for a Community Green Grant

To enter, send your green community idea to [email protected] . (Click here to read the fine print on entry rules)

The first Green Festival where a Community Green Grant will be awarded is the Chicago Green Festival, taking place on May 14-15. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out, and see if your idea takes home the prize.

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