National Forest Foundation

Grant Programs & Resources

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.

Grant Opportunities

Program Focus Geography Frequency Deadlines Eligibility & Type
Grant Reporting
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

Grantee Resources

Current NFF grant recipients can find resources related to the administration of their award via the link below.

NFF Conservation Listserv

Grantee Work

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.