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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|
|Program Matching Awards Program||Focus On-the-Ground Conservation and Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences||Geography National||Frequency 2x/yr||Deadlines Round 1 January 23, 2023; Round 2 May 18, 2023||Eligibility & Type Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open, Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Program Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program||Focus Increasing the Capacity of Organizations Implementing Large Scale Restoration Projects||Geography TBD||Frequency 1x/Yr||Deadlines TBD||Eligibility & Type Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes | Open Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Program Ski Conservation and Forest Stewardship Funds||Focus On-the-Ground Conservation and Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences||Geography Multi-local||Frequency Varies||Deadlines Lincoln NF: TBD||Eligibility & Type Nonprofits, Tribes, Universities, State and Local Governments | Open & Closed, Non-Competitive and Competitive Grant Rounds|
|Program Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences||Focus Large Scale Restoration Initiatives At Select Sites||Geography Multi-local||Frequency Varies||Deadlines Invitation-Only||Eligibility & Type Nonprofits, Universities, Tribes, Businesses, State and Local Governments | Invitation-Only|
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.