The Colorado State Forest Service developed the Natural Resources Grants & Assistance Database to help interested groups and individuals search for natural resource project funding and assistance programs that promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s natural resources.

There are a few ways to search our database:

  • Click on a column header to sort grants by Program, Sponsor, Eligibility, Deadline or Categories
  • Use the search bar and type in a keyword, for example, “restoration”
  • By clicking on any row in the table, you’ll be taken to the grant sponsor’s website or a PDF of the grant description
  • For most federal grants and other grants for which there is not a dedicated web page, you’ll be directed to the grant PDF; these grants are identified by an underline under the program description in the first column

We welcome grant submissions applicable to natural resources and forestry. Complete our grant form and we’ll review your submission.

ProgramSponsorEligibilityFunding Opportunity NumberDeadline(s)CategoriesURL
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2018
3/31/2019
6/30/2019
9/30/2019
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Jefferson County Open Space Small Research Grants ProgramJefferson CountyAll applicants1/11/2019Community development
Environment & sustainability
https://www.jeffco.us/3384/Small-Research-Grants-Program
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
1/15/2019
7/15/2019
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools
Universities
1/15/2019
7/15/2019
Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Wood Inovations Program Request for ProposalsNortheastern Area State and Private Forestry: USFSFor-profit school districts
Nonprofit higher education institutions
Special purpose districts
1/23/2019Biomass
Habitat improvement
Wood utilization
https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/programs/wood-education-and-resource-center/2019-wood-innovations-program-request-proposals
AmeriCorps State and National Grant CompetitionsAmeriCorps
Corporation for National and Community Service
501(c)(3) non-profits
County gov'ts
Municipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
Other non-profits
State gov't agencies
Schools, universities
1/30/2019Community development
Education
Urban forestry
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2019/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2019
Water Conservation Field Services Program

BOR-PN-18-F010
U.S. Bureau of ReclamationUnrestrictedBOR-PN-18-F0101/30/2019Water conservationhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=WaterSMART
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program


DHS-16-MT-029-000-99
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
State government agencies
Municipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
DHS-16-MT-029-000-991/31/2019Watershed protection & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-grant-program
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

DHS-14-MT-047-000-99
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-14-MT-047-000-991/31/2019Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program
American Honda FoundationHonda501(c)(3) nonprofits2/1/2019
8/1/2019
Education
Environment/science
https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2019
6/1/2019
10/1/2019
Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
National Park Trust Kids to Parks DayNational Park TrustAll Title 1 schools U.S. (pre- through 12)2/14/2019Environmental Educationhttps://www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/school-contest/
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits3/1/2019Education
Conservation
Environment & sustainability issues
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
3/2/2019Community development
Education
Sustainability
http://resist.org/grants/programs
Environmental InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofits3/19/2019Community assistance
Conservation
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Rural development
Water quality
Watershed protection & restoration
http://musserfund.org/
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits4/1/2019
9/1/2019
Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits5/1/2019
10/1/2019
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Boeing Charitable GrantBoeing501(c)(3) nonprofits5/14/2019Community development
Education
http://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page
Small Grants for Community PartneringLarimer County Open Lands501(c)(3) non-profits
Community groups
Homeowner/road associations
Individuals
Schools, universities
Opens summer 2019Community development
Education
Habitat improvement
Urban forestry
http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/openlands/smallgrants.htm
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
U.S. Department of AgricultureIndividuals
Schools, universities
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-0063519/30/2019Educationhttps://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-program?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Alternative Agricultural Water Transfer Methods Grant ProgramColorado Department of Natural ResourcesAll applicantsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/alternative-agricultural-water-transfer-methods-grants/Pages/main.aspx
American Wildlife Conservation FoundationAmerican Wildlife Conservation FoundationAll applicants2/1/2019
8/1/2019
Conservation
Education
Habitat improvement
http://www.awcf1911.org/index.htm
Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Grants ProgramArbor Day FoundationAll applicantsOngoingForest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.arborday.org/replantingrfp
Cabela's Outdoor Fund — Hunting, fishing, camping, recreational shootingCabela's501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingCommunity development
Conservation
Education
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.cabelas.com/category/Outdoor-Fund/112097880.uts
Coca-Cola Foundation GrantCoca-Cola Foundation501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingWater conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-coca-cola-foundation
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land TrustColorado Cattlemen's AssociationLandownersOngoingAgroforestry
Community development
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://ccalt.org/landowners/
Community Foundation of Northern ColoradoCommunity Foundation of Northern Colorado501(c)(3) non-profits
Municipalities
Schools, universities
OngoingCommunity development
Education
https://www.nocofoundation.org/nonprofits
Community TrustCommunity Foundation of Boulder County501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
http://www.commfound.org/grants/funding-information
Conservation Trust GrantNational Geographic SocietyAll applicantsOngoingEducationhttp://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants
Drought Mitigation Planning GrantColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State gov't agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/DroughtMitigationPlanningGrants.aspx
El Pomar General GrantsEl Pomar Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
https://www.elpomar.org/grant-making/general-information/
Energy Foundation Grant
(Not inviting grant solicitations)
Energy Foundation501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingBioenergy & renewable energy
Education
http://www.ef.org/grantee-hub/
Environmental GrantsPatagonia501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)Natural Resources Conservation Service ColoradoAgricultural producers
Landowners
Native American tribes
OngoingConservation
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Water quality
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/co/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd1361683
ESRI Conservation Program GrantsESRI ArcGIS501(c)(3) nonprofits
Other nonprofits
Schools, universities
Native American tribal governments
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingGIShttp://www.conservationgis.org/
Fluor GivingFluor Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironmental stewardshiphttp://www.fluor.com/sustainability/community/environment-stewardship
Gazette Charities Grants — Pikes Peak (Colorado) regionGazette Charities501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.gazettecharities.org/grant.php
Hydrologic Sciences ProgramNational Science Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Educators
Schools, universities
OngoingRiparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org=ERE&from=home
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation — Pikes Peak Region (Colorado)Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoing
3/1/2019
6/1/2019
9/1/2019
Community assistance
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Rural development
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
http://www.jhedmondson.org/grants-seekers
Kinder Morgan FoundationKinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
OngoingEducationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Levinson FoundationLevinson FoundationAll applicantsOngoingBioenergy
Renewable energy
http://www.levinsonfoundation.org/?Our_Mission
L.L. Bean Charitable GivingL.L. Bean501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
https://www.llbean.com/customerService/aboutLLBean/charitable_giving.html
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Education
Environment
Habitat protection
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
Nonprofit Organization ProgramESRI ArcGISNonprofits
Non-govt'l conservation organizations
OngoingCommunity development
Conservation
GIS
http://www.esri.com/nonprofit/whats-included
Reforestation Funding ProposalOne Tree PlantedAll applicantsOngoingForest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyZin3ypAiNjcHPLc_RslLXS2v96o0VuE0iLbOItpewr1agA/viewform
Shell Oil Grant ProgramShell OilFraternal, labor organizations
Individuals
Nonprofits
OngoingBiodiversity
Education
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.shell.us/sustainability/request-for-a-grant-from-shell.html#vanity-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGVsbC51cy9lbnZpcm9ubWVudC1zb2NpZXR5L2dyYW50Lmh0bWw
Stewardship ProjectVolunteers for Outdoor ColoradoAll applicantsOngoingEcological restoration
Trail construction
Wildfire, flood restoration
http://www.voc.org/land-manager-project-application
Toyota USA FoundationToyota501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Engineering
Science
https://www.toyota.com/usa/community/articles/community_grants_foundation.html
Walton Family Foundation Environment programWalton Family FoundationNonprofits
Schools, universities
OngoingRiparian restoration
Urban & agricultural water efficiency
Watershed protection
http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/grants
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingBioenergy & renewable energy
Education
Habitat improvement
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp
Water Conservation Implementation GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State gov't agencies
Water providers
OngoingWater conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterConservationImplementationGrants.aspx
Water Conservation Planning GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State gov't agencies
Water providers
OngoingWater conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterResourceConservationPublicEducationAndOutreachGrants.aspx
Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach GrantsColorado Department of Natural Resources501(c)(3) nonprofits
Community groups
County gov'ts
Educators
Municipalities
Nonprofits
Schools, universities
State gov't agencies
Non-govt'l conservation organizations
OngoingEducation
Water conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterResourceConservationPublicEducationAndOutreachGrants.aspx
Western Colorado Community FoundationWestern Colorado Community Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingCommunity developmenthttp://wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/
Western Environment GrantsWilliam and Flora Hewlett FoundationIndividuals
Nonprofits
Non-govt'l conservation organizations
OngoingClimate change
Conservation
Renewable energy
http://www.hewlett.org/grants/