Acorn Foundation Updated:09/2015

The Acorn Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to advancing community-based organizations working for environmental conservation, sustainability and environmental justice.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants must have 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor who does.

To be eligible for support from the Acorn Foundation, organizations must meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • Is your organization based in and working in a low and moderate-income community?
  • Is your organization engaged in community, neighborhood, and/or workplace organizing?
  • Does your organization have limited access to corporate, government, or mainstream sources of funding?
  • Does your organization have an annual budget under $400,000?

Colorado Projects:

San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, $7,000
A renewal grant to protect and restore the biological diversity and natural resources in the Upper Rio Grande bio-region while balancing ecological values and human needs.

Western Slope Environmental Resource Council, $10,000
A renewal grant to protect and restore the environment and quality of life in Delta County and Colorado's Western Slope, and to address the environmental and social impacts of coal development.

Contact Acorn Foundation


Contact Acorn Foundation

c/o Common Counsel Foundation
405 Fourteenth Street, Suite 809
Oakland, CA  94612
Phone: 510-834-2995
Fax: 510-834-2998

Service Area

National Program