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MEPI’s mission is to protect and steward Milford’s natural environment to enhance the health, enjoyment and quality of life for all residents.
...with grants to local individuals and organizations.
MEPI is a grassroots nonprofit in Milford, CT, supporting environmental protection and stewardship in Milford through grants to local citizens and groups since 2005.
MEPI doesn't have a master plan for what needs to be done - we look to fund the best ideas from the local community. Applicants supply the ideas and implement the projects – MEPI supplies some or all of the money.
MEPI funds projects that:
- Protect the environment and natural resources
- Promote environmental awareness and understanding
- Enhance public enjoyment and appreciation of nature
MEPI raises money in a variety of ways including benefit events, donations and an annual quilt raffle.
100% of the money raised is recycled directly into grants in Milford. MEPI runs on volunteer power – there is no administrative overhead.
MEPI is a registered 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible.
MEPI offers 3 types of grants to help community member put their ideas into action.
Available to any individual or organization for on-the-ground or education projects in Milford.
GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS
Available to teachers, student groups, parent groups and other school-affiliated individuals for projects that engage students.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Available to all, to support participation in environmental education that may lead to further outreach in Milford.
The 2020 quilt raffle season kicks off on April 25th at Milford's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration on the Milford Green. Come by the MEPI exhibit table to buy your chance to win this quilt. Additional sales dates at Farmers' Markets and Festivals will be announced soon.
Supporting environmental protection in Milford, Connecticut...
MEPI places a high priority on funding projects that will have a Ripple Effect throughout the community - Projects that will continue to:
-increase environmental awareness
-provide opportunities for community
engagement with the environment
beyond the life of the project.