2018 Application for LDS Earth Stewardship Par Rasmusson "Let's Do Service" Grant
Our mission is to honor the Creator by living and testifying of Latter-Day Saint principles of earth stewardship.
This grant is for small to mid-sized groups who want to organize an environmental service project in their local area and need funds to do so. We'll consider a wide range of projects in the $100-$500 range. We look primarily for projects that make a difference, engage volunteers in a meaningful way, and help people understand the value of caring for our earth. Depending on how many applications we receive, this may be a competitive process, but we look forward to funding as many projects as we can.

The grant is named for our volunteer coordinator. Par has led numerous projects in places such as Glacier, Zion, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain, and Great Smoky National Parks and served as the coordinator of our very successful Adopt-A-Shoreline cleanup of Sandy Beach on Utah Lake.

Par is often heard encouraging others with a modification of the "LDS" acronym as “Let’s Do Service!” His commitment to earth stewardship, his unwavering faith in the gospel, and his exuberance for life are the reasons why we designate these mini-grants in his name.

Email address *
Your first and last name *
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The name of your organization, group, ward, club, etc. if applicable:
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A phone number where we can reach you: *
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Tell us a little bit about your project! Will you be at a park, a neighborhood, a river, lake, or someplace else? Who will be involved? Why is this project needed at this time? *
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How much money do you anticipate you'll need for the project? Amounts range from $100-$500. *
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How will you teach faith-based principles of earth stewardship to the volunteers? *
For example, you might read a scripture or hold a short devotional. Passages from the Bible or other religious texts are appropriate for interfaith groups. If your group is not allowed to share religious devotionals (for example, a public school or institution), you may choose to host something like a sharing session where each person tells why caring for the earth matters to them.
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Where will you carry out your project? *
At this time we are only able to accept applications for projects in the U.S.
How many volunteers do you hope to recruit? (There's no wrong answer here! More doesn't always mean better) *
What kinds of volunteers do you hope to recruit? *
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All projects must be completed within 6 months of receiving the funds. The funds must be spent only on project-related activities, such as supplies (gloves, rakes, plants, trash bags, etc.), volunteer appreciation (snacks, post-event thank yous, etc.), or advertising (printing, flyers, etc.). Please check the box to indicate that you understand and agree. *
Failure to comply will disqualify you for future funding.
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All projects that receive funds must submit a grant report upon completion of the project. This report must include three things: 1) metrics of your choice (like number of volunteers engaged, number of plants or acres, etc.), 2) photos that can be shared on social media or our website, and 3) a short narrative describing the event and its success. *
Failure to comply will disqualify you for future funding.
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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