Hackensack Riverkeeper Receives 2004 Watershed Institute Grant
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association announced a $5,000 Watershed Institute grant to Hackensack Riverkeeper for 2004. This award was part of $89,700 granted to 17 groups throughout New Jersey.
Through the Association’s Watershed Institute Grants program, funding is available to help strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations working to protect environmental resources in their communities.
Hackensack Riverkeeper’s grant will fund initiatives to increase fundraising development. Strategies will include Board training in fundraising and production of our first annual report to increase fundraising effectiveness.
“As a grassroots organization, Hackensack Riverkeeper depends on contributions from individuals who believe in the work that we do,” explained Captain Bill Sheehan, executive director of Hackensack Riverkeeper. “This grant will give us important tools to be as effective as possible in working with potential donors.”
This is the second year that Hackensack Riverkeeper has received a $5,000 award for fundraising initiatives through this program.
George Hawkins, SBMWA’s executive director, said, “Efforts undertaken in the grant program’s first year increased membership for award recipients and amplified awareness of watershed issues throughout New Jersey. The tremendous success of last year’s recipients once again proved that citizens are a vital force in improving our natural resources. We are absolutely delighted to be able to support other organizations working to protect and preserve the natural environment.”
The Watershed Institute Grants Program is funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and is dedicated to helping watershed groups carry out effective projects. For more information, visit the Watershed Institute’s website at www.thewatershedinstitute.org.
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