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Thanks to TURI's commitment to getting non-toxic cleaners in the hands of people, we were able to use grant funds to give 650 people non-toxic cleaners to take home and try. We consider this a very effective component of our work.
- Rosa Gonzalez, Deputy Director of Groundwork Lawrence

Community Grants

Each year, TURI invites proposals from community organizations, municipal departments and regional and state-wide organizations or collaborative groups that raise awareness and educate people about safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. The deadline for this year's proposals has passed. However, we encourage you to discuss project ideas with Joy Onasch now to prepare for applying for next year's grants. View this year's grant application and funding criteria.  

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What TURI Funds

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute awards grants to community organizations, municipal departments and small businesses to encourage people to switch to safer alternatives or methods. We fund trainings, workshops, material development and the purchase of safer products.

Be Inspired

Find out what this year's grantees are doing to make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work. Grant recipients include Bentley University, Greenfield Health Department, Silent Spring Institute, Town of Natick, and YWCA of Lowell. Read the press release for more details.

Visit our Library of Past Projects page to read about all TURI-funded projects that have made a difference to public health and the environment in Massachusetts. We encourage grant recipients to replicate and build upon past projects. So check out the many projects about green cleaning, organic lawn care and more to develop your ideas for funding.

Interviews with Past Grant Recipients

Click on the videos on the right to hear from three of our past grantees:

  • Tiffany Skogstrom, Boston Public Health Commission - safer products for auto shops
  • Heloisa Maria Galvao, Brazilian Womens' Group - green cleaning products for house cleaners and the public
  • Lynn Rose - green cleaning, disinfection; green cosmetology
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