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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

Proposals for this year are due on June 30, 2014. Please sign up for our electronic mailings to receive the request for proposals for next year. Also follow us on Facebook to receive updates.

Each year, TURI invites proposals from community organizations, municipal departments, small businesses, trade associations, and regional and state-wide organizations or collaborative groups that raise awareness and educate people about safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.

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 La Chic Mentoring Plus, Inc., Full Circle Greenhouse and Farm, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition. 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
FY 2015 Community Grant Application Due: June 30, 2014
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