Background:

The purpose of the mini-grants is to help fund and support initiatives within the State of Connecticut and especially within the Hartford County area, which directly benefit the bird life in our state. It is part of the Hartford Audubon Society’s mission to awaken a wider public interest in the enjoyment, preservation, and protection of birds and their habitat. Projects may request a grant of up to $1,000.  All projects must demonstrate some benefit to birds and/or birding in Connecticut.  Past awards have included raptor enclosures, window strike material demonstrations, educational publications, and bird habitat plantings.

Click here for the 2022 mini grant guidelines.

Click here for the 2022 mini grant application.

Questions? Email Lisa Lukawicz: llukawicz@gmail.com.

Please see the information below for our 2022 grant winners:

Enfield Garden Club - $200 - bluebird houses

Pond Meadow, East Granby - $500 - Habitat restoration

Meriden Chimney Swift Tower - $800 - Needed bird habitat, involves youth/education

CREC Aerospace Academy - Kindergarten Bluebird houses - $100 - Will help to grow new birdwatchers

Fieldstone Property, East Granby Land Trust -$200 - Bird plantings

Farmington River Park, Bloomfield Conservation Commission - $750 - Continuation from last year, bird-friendly plantings

Collinsville Pollen Trail -  $750 - Bird plantings, signage

Hilltop Farm, Suffield - $200 -Habitat restoration, orchard area

Please Note:

The COA (Connecticut Ornithological Association) also offers mini grants at the beginning of each year.

You can find more information about them at their website:

https://www.ctbirding.org/resources/coa-mini-grant/