To be considered for funding, your proposal must focus on birds, and address at least one of the following:
• Research projects related to birds of Central Indiana
• Public education related to birds of Central Indiana
• Enjoyment of the natural environment related to birds of Central Indiana
• Stewardship of the natural environment related to birds of Central Indiana
• Preservation or restoration of natural habitats in Central Indiana or habitat that is important to the birds of Central Indiana
Your proposal should be submitted (electronically and hard copy) on your organization’s letterhead and be signed by the chief executive officer. Your proposal must be no longer than three single-spaced pages (12pt. font). The deadline for submissions is February 25 of each year.
Proposals should be submitted to:
Amos Butler Audubon Birdathon Chair
7492 Runningbrook Ct
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Begin your proposal with the following bullet points:
Organization name, proposal title, amount requested, brief summary
Then write the narrative to include the following:
• A brief description of your organization.
• Have you received funding from ABA before? Explain.
• A clear description and evidence of the need your request is intended to address. Be explicit regarding which of the four aspects of the ABA mission you are addressing.
• A description of how you will address this need.
• Supply sufficient detail to allow us to assess the feasibility of your project.
• Why is your organization the appropriate group to meet such needs?
• What are your plans for long-term funding and/or maintenance of the proposed project?
• What other sources of funding have you secured?
• What measurable results will you report to ABA?
• How many people (organisms, acres, etc.) will be served?
• How will ABA be recognized? (e.g. signs, press releases, news articles, etc.)
• Detailed budget with justifications (not part of the three page limit)
If you receive funding from ABA, you will be required to submit a project completion report including details on the use of funds and measured results. More information about preparing this report will be supplied upon your receipt of the funds.A PDF document of the Birdathon grant guidelines is available HERE.
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