Scope of Allowable Projects and Activities
- Projects must be targeted towards consumers residing in the United States. These projects may be regional, statewide or national in scope.
- Proposals must relate to educating consumers about the nature and efficacy of ingredients in the products they purchase.
- It is anticipated that eligible projects may encompass, but not be limited to, the following issues or focus areas:
- Help consumers understand product labels and/ or the accuracy of performance claims and ingredient disclosures in consumer products.
- Help consumers compare labeling and/or performance claims between competing products, including potential health impacts.
- Promote consumer awareness of natural products and/or product containing natural ingredients, including the wide range of ingredients that may be labeled as “natural.”
- Promote truth-in-labeling, including advocating for appropriate disclosures and/or warnings on product labels.
- Research product effectiveness and safety, and/or promote the application of the precautionary principle to consumer products.
- Allowable Activities: Projects may use this grant funding to engage in the following activities to complete their objectives:
- Consumer education or organizing including trainings, classroom activities, conferences, and/or print, web-based or social media outreach.
- Policy development and implementation, including related research or advocacy, and limited lobbying as allowed by IRS 501c(3) regulations.
- Legal advocacy including case development and litigation.
Projects may not use this grant funding to engage in the following activities:
- Electioneering or other political activities prohibited by IRS 501c(3) regulations.
- Consumer education activities primarily targeted outside of the United States.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jacqueline Cuevas, Consumer Products Fund Grant Assistant
jcuevas -at- rosefdn.org or call 510-658-0702 x305