Past Small Grant Awardees

  • Serene view if Santa Rita Ranch Reservoir
    2021 Small Grant Awardees

    Read about the fourteen projects that received funds in 2021 from the Cornell Land Trust Grant Program. This funding supports management and restoration of private protected lands, land acquisition costs and stewardship, the integration of bird conservation and tools into prioritization and planning, and the development of partnerships within the birding community to amplify conservation efforts.

  • 2020 Small Grant Awardees

    Learn more about the nine organizations and projects that received funds in 2020, the fourth year of the Cornell Land Trust Small Grants Program. This funding supports strategic bird conservation within the land trust community.

  • 2019 Small Grant Awardees

    The Cornell Land Trust Small Grants Program is pleased to announce its third year of annual grants to support strategic bird conservation within the land trust community. Learn more about the six awardees who received funds at the $20,000 and $5,000 levels.

  • meadow management workshop
    2018 Small Grant Awardees

    Learn more about the three organizations who are, providing ecosystem incentive payments to farmers to develop delayed mowing schedules around grassland birds in Maine; utilizing eBird to formalize data collection and inform best management practices and strategic land acquisition for riparian birds in California; and focusing on engagement by training landowners to manage habitats, as well as developing resources for improving bird habitat in suburban landscapes in New York and Connecticut.

  • 2017 Small Grant Awardees

    In May 2017, the Cornell Land Trust Small Grants Program awarded its first grants to support strategic bird conservation within the land trust community. Learn more about the four organizations who received funds to protect critical habitats, such as oak forests in Oregon and estuaries in Maine, as well as help declining bird species, such as the Golden-winged Warbler in Vermont and Lewis’s Woodpecker in Colorado.