The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority will award nearly $800,000 in grants to six local organizations for environmental projects, officials recently announced.

The grants, funded by Measure Q and Measure T, were awarded to the city of San Jose, Our City Forest, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, Santa Clara Unified School District, School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, and Veggielution for a variety of environmental projects.

Volunteers with Our City Forest pose near a newly planted tree. The nonprofit is one of six groups funded in the latest round of Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority’s Urban Grant Program. (Our City Forest/Twitter)

This is the second installment of the 2022-2023 cycle of the Urban Grant Program, which aims to fund projects that will improve health and quality of life by increasing access to nature for urban residents including parks, trails, community gardens, environmental education programs and more.

“As we celebrate the Open Space Authority’s 30th anniversary, we are proud to continue our partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, schools, cities and the County to create more nature in neighborhoods and enhance livable communities for all,” Andrea Mackenzie, general manager of the Open Space Authority, said in a statement.

The grant recipients will have three years to use the funding to complete their projects.