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.
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|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 16, 2020 and June 9, 2020||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open, Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program||Increasing the Capacity of Organizations Implementing Large Scale Restoration Projects||Southeast Alaska||1x/Yr||December 3, 2019||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||White River NF: December 16, 2019||Nonprofits, Tribes, Universities, State and Local Governments | Open & Closed, Non-Competitive and Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences||Large Scale Restoration Initiatives At Select Sites||Multi-local||Varies||Invitation-Only||Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes, Businesses, State and Local Governments | Invitation-Only|
Additional grant opportunity:
Grants from the Innovative Finance for National Forests program, which is administered by partner organization the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, will support design, development and/or implementation financing mechanisms that both:
- Result in conservation benefit to National Forest Lands, and
- Attract private investment by the potential to produce significant and measurable financial gain (either money made or money saved) that can be shared with private investors in exchange for their up-front investment in the project.
Note: This program does not fund direct implementation of conservation projects.
For more information visit http://www.ifnfgrants.org/
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.