NFF Grant Programs
Through its on-the-ground conservation programs, the National Forest Foundation supports action-oriented projects that directly enhance the health and well-being of America's National Forests and Grasslands and that engage the public in stewardship.
Nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing natural resource issues on National Forests and Grasslands can apply for support to complete projects through three distinct grant programs.
Additionally, the NFF provides funding opportunities that address specific strategic initiatives aligned with our mission and goals.
See the table below to find the grant program that is right for your organization or project. The NFF will announce most 2017 grant deadlines in October 2016.
|Program||Focus||Geography||Frequency||Deadlines||Eligibility & Type|
|Matching Awards Program||On-the-Ground Conservation and Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences||National||2x/yr||January 14, 2016 & June 16, 2016||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open, Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program||Increasing the Capacity of Organizations Implementing Large Scale Restoration Projects||Regional (AK, WA, OR, CA)||1x/Yr/Region||Oregon & Washington: November 19, 2015; California: November 19, 2015; Southeast Alaska: March 25, 2016;||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Ski Conservation and Forest Stewardship Funds||On-the-Ground Conservation and Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences||Multi-local||Varies||Lincoln NF: April 12, 2016 | Others TBD||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open & Closed, Non-Competitive and Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences||Large Scale Restoration Initiatives At Select Sites||Multi-local||Varies||No Public Deadlines||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes, Businesses | Closed, Non-Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge||Innovations In Business Concepts To Address Natural Resource Issues||National||1x/Yr||August 15, 2016||Nonprofits, Individuals, Start-Up Businesses, Universities | Open, Competitive Grant Rounds|
NFF Grant Supports Rocky Mountain Conservation Crews
In 2014, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy received funding from the National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program to support additional Conservation Corps crews in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.