Judy Record Conservation Fund – Grants

Meadow trees in fall

We award grants to public and private groups for projects that support protecting, maintaining, restoring, and acquiring conservation lands in the Town of Belmont and the neighboring communities of Lexington, Arlington, Watertown, Waltham, and Cambridge.

In addition, the Fund considers projects within conservation lands that further the development of multi-use paths, off road hiking/biking trails, and universally-accessible trails.

How to Apply

To begin the application process, submit a one-page description of your proposal to the Fund's Executive Director, Roger Wrubel, by email or mail it to: Judy Record Conservation Fund, Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478. 

You may also call Roger at 617-963-6888 to discuss you proposal and determine if it fits within the Fund’s mission.

Invitation to Submit Full Proposal

The Board of Directors meets regularly and will discuss proposals as they are received. Applicants will be notified promptly of the Board's evaluation. If the Board decides the proposal merits further consideration, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. 

Full Proposal—Format

  • The name, description, and mission of the organization submitting the proposal.
  • List of organization's staff who will be directly involved in the proposed project.
  • If your organization is tax-exempt, provide a current copy of the tax exemption letter from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including the indication that the organization is "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a).

Full Proposal—Content

The full proposal must include a concise description of the purpose for which the grant is being sought, including both the general goals and the specific objectives of the project, as well as the project's deliverables. It must also include the following:

  • Summary of the anticipated benefits for the environment; the organization; local residents and the broader population.
  • Analysis of how your proposal is consistent with the Funds goals.
  • Evidence that the grant funds will be used to address an important need that would otherwise remain unmet.
  • Proposed project budget—including other firm or likely sources of funding, if needed—and whether your organization will match the Fund’s support.
  • Project timeline.
  • Plan for reporting project results to the Fund.

Full Proposal—Submission

One copy of your full proposal should be submitted to Roger Wrubel by email or mailed to: Judy Record Conservation Fund, Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478.