Research Grants

Ecology & Environment

Greenacres Foundation seeks research proposals in the area of ecology and the environment. Greenacres Foundation is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was established in 1988 with the intent of preserving the land for the education and enjoyment of future generations.  The land includes both farmland and woodlands and Greenacres has since grown to encompass 3 properties: Indian Hill, OH; Lewis Township (Brown County), OH; and Michaela Farm, Oldenburg, IN.

Greenacres Foundation seeks proposals for research that addresses one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Improved practices in woodland restoration and/or preservation.
  • Improved invasive species mitigation and management.
  • Improved forest ecosystem health.
  • Improved practices in prairie establishment and prairie ecosystem health
2023 Grant Information

Grant Budget: $50,000 – $200,000
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 13th, 2023

Start Application

Eligibility for Funding

Researchers, graduate students, and extension professionals from domestic non-profit (501(c)(3)) organizations are eligible to apply. Proposals should support the Greenacres Mission:

Greenacres will always reflect the style and grace of founders, Louis and Louise Nippert. Our mission is

To preserve for the public an area reflecting the traditional environment of Indian Hill and its historical significance by preserving Greenacres in its current state of woodland and farmland.

To preserve the integrity of all land owned and purchased by Greenacres Foundation in order to encourage conservation and appreciation of nature by providing the public, particularly children, opportunities to study plant and animal life in their natural settings.

To encourage appreciation of music and culture by providing facilities and an atmosphere that will encourage artists to display their talents for all age groups.

Applicants must have an interest in sharing knowledge about what they learn with land owners and land managers.  Translational research projects that include both researchers and practitioners will be prioritized. Projects are expected to be completed within 48 months of funding date.

How to Apply

This funding opportunity is a two-step process in which researchers will first submit a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to Greenacres describing the proposed project.   All letters will be reviewed within 2 weeks of the LOI due date.  For projects receiving additional consideration, PIs will receive a link to complete a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) due within 6 weeks.

Please verify your grant eligibility status before submitting a one page Letter of Intent (LOI) and Curriculum Vitae (CV) through our application form. The LOI should describe the problem to be addressed, its significance, and the approach that will be used to answer the proposed scientific question.

Start Application

Contact Us


Please use the contact form or email jmansfield[at] if you have questions about our process.

Follow Us