Integration of Environment and Human Well-being Grants

Integration of Environment and Human Well-being (Integrated) grants are made to organizations using, or committed to using, a deliberate, unified approach to enhancing well-being, prosperity and resiliency of people, communities and nature. These grants support work spanning several Healthy People Healthy Places Strategies – in a genuine combination that meets both environmental and human needs resulting in mutual benefit.

Awarded grants may be augmented by capacity/learning support, recognizing that we all have much to learn about how to effectively produce the mutual benefits sought by these grants. Integrated grants may span 12, 24, or 36 months. Grants may support projects/program, general operations, or capital needs. Grant size will vary depending on scale of the proposed work and capacity of the applicant. Applicants are eligible to apply once per calendar year. For those with current multi-year grants, please refer to our FAQs page regarding eligibility.

Please feel free to give us a call at (207) 865-3810, if you have questions regarding your proposal.

 Review Considerations


Grant requests will be evaluated using the Foundation’s General Considerations for grant making and the criteria listed below.  Depth of, and commitment to, integrating environmental and human well-being will be significant factors in grant decisions. 

  • Potential and/or demonstrated impact on Healthy People Healthy Places Strategies
  • Clearly articulated outcomes of strategies and program activities that benefit environmental sustainability, human well-being and social equity.
  • Strong cross-sector engagement as demonstrated by cooperative relationships, activity and reciprocity that results in shared success between the grantee, its partners and the community.
  • Extent to which partnerships deepen the impacts of your work by engaging diverse groups of stakeholders to address complex community issues.
  • Extent to which the connection between human and environmental well-being is reflected throughout the organization in its mission, values, programs, and planning.
  • Extent to which the community impacted is engaged in setting-priorities, planning, making decisions, and leading (including representation on the board, staff, and committees).
  • Commitment to enhancing the connections between human and environmental well-being.
  • Commitment to learning as demonstrated in past and/or current work.

2018 Application Information


During the Summer of 2017, Sewall Foundation staff and board began reviewing the first three years (2015 – 2017) of the Healthy People Healthy Places program including: application and funding trends; the Foundation’s ability to advance the program strategies; and related commitments to equity, learning, and capacity building.  Out of this process arose a great deal of learning that warrants further consideration and guidance to applicants for 2018.

We hope the following information and data on the Integrated grant program offers 2018 applicants more clarity in determining their fit with the program and the size of their request. 

Approximately $3,360,000 in funds will be available for Integrated grants in 2018.

Please click on the links below for more specific information:
General Integrated Program Data & Learnings

Specific Program Area Data & Learnings:
Community & Economic Development
Food Systems
Nature-Based Education & Leadership Development
Natural Resource Conservation & Management
Public Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Discourse

2018 Application Period


The deadline for applying is January 15, 5pm EST.  In the event the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be due by 5pm on the next business day.  The online application is available from October 15 to January 15.  Decisions will be announced in early June.