The UBL Foundation

The UBL Foundation aims to fund and publish interdisciplinary works related to bees and beekeeping by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ peoples of  all ages.


The UBL Foundation provides small grant funding to support innovation, social and environmental justice, and creative projects across the STEAM spectrum that support our mission to save the bees. We're keenly focused on providing money to fuel projects within BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, Latinx, and other marginalized communities that have unique but historically muted perspectives. We give priority to projects that incorporate our HoneyDNA data, although it is not a requirement.

Proposal process and guidelines

Grants are available on a rolling basis, reviewed at Board meetings that happen approximately quarterly, in amounts of up to $2,500 per project. Awardees will be required to write a blog post as the final product of their project, as a means to draw attention to awardee’s work and to support next steps and future goals in their journey.

Requires one year to complete.

How to apply

  • Send a 2-page written proposal and accompanying visual of the anticipated final project to
  • Include how this project fits into the UBL’s broader interests, mission, and community impact.
  • Highlight how bees may help make progress on building community and making the world a better, more just and equitable place.
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