Apply for a Grant

The Martis Fund Grant Application Process

The Martis Fund carries out its mission through three major fund programs: Conservation Open Space; Habitat and Forest Restoration and Management Fund; and the Workforce Housing Fund. The programs are funded by community benefits fees.

  • The Conservation Open Space Fund supports acquisition, maintenance and restoration of open space in Eastern Placer County and the broader region.
  • The Habitat and Forest Restoration and Management Fund supports habitat management and restoration in Eastern Placer County and the broader region.
  • The Workforce Housing Fund supports projects that promote workforce housing development; transit; passive recreation and management and enhancement of open space serving workforce housing; and related community purposes in Eastern Placer County and the broader region.

The basic steps for organizations interested in applying for a grant from the Martis Fund are:

STEP 1: Review the Martis Fund website to learn about our grant programs

The first step in the grant application process is learning if grant support from the Martis Fund is available for your project or program. The Martis Fund gives grants in the three program areas listed above.

Review carefully the three program descriptions. Each Fund name above links to the program’s application page. There is an explanation of that program and what projects or programs are a fit for funding.

STEP 2: Contact the Martis Fund to discuss your project

This is an opportunity to get to know the Martis Fund and to determine if your project is a fit and eligible for funding.

STEP 3: Submit a grant application

The next step is to submit a grant application. Click here to begin your application.

STEP 4: Review by the Martis Fund

Remember to contact the Martis Fund FIRST prior to applying for a grant. The Martis Fund Executive Director and Board of Directors will evaluate each grant application to determine whether the project or program meets the Fund’s criteria and advances the Fund’s mission.

The Martis Fund Board meets quarterly and considers grant applications at each meeting.

For questions regarding the grant making process or for general questions please contact Heidi Volkhardt Allstead, Executive Director at info@martisfund.org or at 775.636.2113.