Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy


2021 Loraine Tisdale Award Application

Each year ECRI’s Education Fund gives out small grants to Rhode Island schools and school-based after-school programs for hands on environmental projects by students that benefit the local environment. Schools and after-school programs can request an application from the ECRI’s Education Fund, or download one below.

We are pleased to offer 3 grants of up to $250 in support of school-based projects that:
1.    Have student participation
2.    Lead to measurable improvement in an environmental condition
3.    Involve the community beyond a school in some way

Lincoln Middle School

Lincoln Middle School serves over 700 students, from grades 6 through 8, in the northeastern Rhode Island community of Lincoln. It is a school and a community dedicated to excellence in education and a deeply held commitment to family, community and our common humanity.

Merlyn's Climate Grants

Merlyn Education and Climate Protection Project, known as "Merlyn Climate Grants," received its not-for-profit status in June 2019. Its mission is to mentor and support the efforts of exceptional young climate leaders, ages 13 to 30, living or studying in New England and New York. Board members live and work in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

San Miguel School

The San Miguel School, a Lasallian middle school, provides a high quality, holistic education for boys from diverse and challenging backgrounds.

In a caring, safe, and structured environment, we foster a spirit of mutual respect and brotherhood among all students. We walk with our students and their families throughout their educational journey at San Miguel and beyond.

Henry Barnard School

The mission of Henry Barnard School’s faculty and staff is to provide an inclusive, positive, safe, creative hands-on learning environment, where children are challenged academically and encouraged to be socially responsible members of our diverse learning community.


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