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Whole Systems Foundation

Grants for environmental education, recycling and resource conservation

Principal Office: USA


The Whole Systems Foundation makes small grants for environmental education, alternative energy, and resource conservation in the USA and developing countries.

The Foundation’s grant making is guided by the underlying goal of creating positive change through decreasing the impact of humans on the planet.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Project Plastic Planet. The program focuses on waste management and chemical pollution. Of particular concern is the issue of plastics and the contamination of the food web that results from their use and disposal. The Foundation supports research into the toxicity of plastics, especially to sea life, and practical solutions to replace, reuse, or at least remove plastic from the waste stream.

About the program

Recipients of grants for international projects are nonprofit organizations in the USA that are active in environmental issues in developing countries. Most grants range between US$1 thousand and US$5 thousand.

APPLICATION: At the time of this update, the Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications. However, it invites inquiries from past grant recipients. > About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Foundation posts an annual grants list.

Contact provides email addresses and a postal address.