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.

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”
Click on any row in the table and you’ll be taken to the grant sponsor’s website
ProgramSponsorEligibilityFunding Opportunity NumberDeadline(s)CategoriesURL
Rangeland Resource Mgmt.U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt. ColoradoCounty/city/township gov’ts
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Special district gov’ts
State/county/special district gov’ts
L22AS003839/27/2022Conservation
Habitat protection, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=L22AS00383
Endangered & Threatened Species Recovery ImplementationU.S. Dept. of the Interior
Fish & Wildlife Service
Cities/townships
For-profit organizations
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Small businesses
State/county/special district gov’ts
9/30/2022Biodiversity
Endangered, threatened species
Habitat improvement
Habitat protection
Habitat restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F22AS00093
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
9/30/2022
12/31/2022
3/31/2023
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits10/1/2022Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Operational Support GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
10/1/2022
2/1/2023
Food system support
Environment, natural resources support/conservation
https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program
The Summit Foundation Grant ProgramThe Summit Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits in Summit County, Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling, Leadville10/6/2022Conservation
Education
Restoration
https://tsfgrants.fluidreview.com/
Community Wildfire Defense Grant 2022 WestU.S. Forest ServiceCity/township gov’ts
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Special district gov’ts
State/county/special district gov’ts
USDA-FS-2022-CWDG-CWSF10/7/2022Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-FS-2022-CWDG-CWSF
Forest Restoration & Wildfire Risk MitigationColorado State Forest ServiceSee Eligibility sections on supporting web pages 10/19/2022Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
https://csfs.colostate.edu/grants/forest-restoration-wildfire-risk-mitigation/
Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program U.S. Forest ServiceCity/townships
Higher-ed institutions
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
State/county/special district gov’ts
USDA-FS-2023-LSR-WEST10/27/2022Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire, flood restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-FS-2023-LSR-WEST
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Critical Conservation Area Nutrient Management GrantsNatural Resources Conservation ServiceSee ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in grant descriptionUSDA-NRCS-NHQ-RCPPNM-22-NOFO000122110/31/2022Agriculture
Habitat protection, restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Silviculture
Water quality
Watersheds
Wildlife habitat
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-NRCS-NHQ-RCPPNM-22-NOFO0001221
Colorado Watershed Restoration GrantsColorado Water Conservation Board Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration projects11/3/2022Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-watershed-restoration-grants
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act GrantsU.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceSee ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in grant descriptionF23AS00017 11/3/2022Biodiversity
Habitat protection/restoration
Wildlife habitat
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F23AS00017
Colorado Water Plan GrantsColorado Water Conservation BoardColorado state agencies
Counties
Districts
Enterprises
Municipalities
Mutual ditch companies
Non-profit corporations
Partnerships
12/1/2022Forest health & restoration
Recreation
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Watersheds
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/loans-grants/colorado-water-plan-grants
Pikes Peak Region (Colorado) Habitat PreservationJoseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
(The fund is focused on entities with which it has a funding history)
12/1/2022
3/1/2023
Community assistance
Habitat protection, restoration
https://www.jhedmondson.org/grant-seekers
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov’ts
12/2/2022Community development
Ecology
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
Small Surface Water & Groundwater Storage ProjectsU.S. Bureau of ReclamationCity/township gov’ts
Higher ed institutions
Independent school districts
Native American tribal orgs
Nonprofits
Public/Native American housing authorities
Special district gov’ts
State/county/special district gov’ts
R23AS0001912/09/2022Water conservation
Water quality
Watersheds
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=R23AS00019
Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program 2023 TribesU.S. Forest ServiceNative American tribal governments (Federally recognized)12/15/2022Forest health, restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-FS-2023-LSR-TRIBES
Great Outdoors Colorado
Land Acquisition, Community Impact, Planning/Capacity & Stewardship
Great Outdoors Colorado501(c)(3) non-profit land conservation orgs
Colorado municipalities & counties
Colorado political subdivisions that identify, acquire or manage open space & natural areas
Title 32 special districts
1/5/2023
3/20/2023
Community development
Conservation
Stewardship
https://www.goco.org/programs-projects/our-grant-programs
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)U.S. Dept. of Homeland SecuritySee ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in grant descriptionDHS-22-MT-047-00-981/27/2023Climate change
Community assistance
Flood mitigation
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-22-MT-047-00-98
Laura Jane Musser Environmental InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofits
Local gov’ts
3/16/2023Ecosystem enhancement
Habitat restoration
Open space
Plant & wildlife diversity
https://musserfund.org/environmental-initiative-program/
2022 Request For FundingWestern Colorado Community Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Environment
Recreation
http://wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/
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://nocofoundation.org/nonprofits/grants/
Community TrustCommunity Foundation of Boulder County501(c)(3) non-profitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
http://www.commfound.org/grants/funding-information
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/
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
Fluor GivingFluor Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironmental stewardshiphttps://www.fluor.com/sustainability/community/fluor-giving/applying-for-fluor-grants
Gazette Charities Grants — Pikes Peak (Colorado) regionGazette Charities501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEducation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://gazettecharities.org/grant-making-policy/
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
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 applicantsOngoingEcological restoration
Forest health, restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://airtable.com/shrUBB4fkXIOpPvNL
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
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Environment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

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