PANAMA, P.A., -- Environmental projects in Panama and Costa Rica will share $50,000 awarded through the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants program.
This is the 13th year the grants have been awarded to individuals and non-profit organizations in the two countries.
The grants program underlines Ford’s commitment to supporting projects that aim to protect the environment and strengthen environmental awareness, empowering communities to go further toward a more sustainable future.
The program is open to all non-profit conservation initiatives related to preservation engineering activities, environmental education, environmental protection, natural and environmental resource preservation, restoration, protection, education, research and management, among others.
Applications for the Conservation and Environmental Grants program are being accepted through Ford Central America's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fordcentroamerica, and at Ford’s authorized dealers in Panama and Costa Rica. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 7.
"Every year, we have the incredible opportunity of supporting a group of organizations that are untiringly committed to environmental protection,” said Lorraine Urdaz, Communications and Public Affairs manager, Ford Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America. “These projects are a first step toward educating the community on our shared responsibility to preserve the environment, considering it a priority for everyone.”
Ford grants recipients will be determined by regional preservation leaders. The award ceremony is scheduled for October.