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.

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Grant Opportunities

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 13, 2021; Round 2 June 9, 2021 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 Southeast Alaska Frequency 1x/Yr Deadlines October 15, 2020 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 White River NF: December 20, 2020 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

Grantee Resources

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

Past Awards

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.