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
ProgramSponsorEligibilityFunding Opportunity NumberDeadline(s)CategoriesURL
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2020
3/31/2021
6/30/2021
9/30/2021
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
AmeriCorps State & National Grant OpportunitiesCorporation of National and Community Service501(c)(3) non-profits
Higher education institutions
Local gov'ts
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov'ts
1/6/2021Education
Rural development
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2021/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2021
Matching Grants Program

On-the-ground conservation, restoration projects to improve forest health
Nat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
State & local gov'ts
Tribes
01/13/2021Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools
Universities
1/15/2021Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
https://captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecostem/
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
1/15/2021
7/15/2021
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
1/29/2021Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/fy2020-nofo
Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Education
Kinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
2/1/2021
5/1/2021
8/1/2021
11/1/2021
Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2021Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Grant Program RFPsU.S. Forest Service
State & Private Forestry
Communities
For-profit entities
Higher education institutions
Not-for-profit organizations
School districts
Special purpose districts (public utilities districts, fire districts, conservation districts)
State/local/tribal gov'ts
CFDA 10.7082/3/2021Biomass
Community development
Forest mgmt.
Habitat improvement
Hazardous fuels reduction
Wood utilization
https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/programs/wood-education-and-resource-center/
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits3/1/2021Education
Conservation
Environment & sustainability issues
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation — Pikes Peak Region (Colorado)Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
(The fund is focused on entities with which it has a funding history)
3/1/2021
6/1/2021
9/1/2021
12/1/2021
Community assistance
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Rural development
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://www.jhedmondson.org/grant-seekers
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
3/5/2021
6/4/2021
9/3/2021
12/3/2021
Community development
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits4/1/2021
9/1/2021
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) nonprofits5/1/2021
10/1/2021
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Colorado Watershed Restoration GrantsColorado Water Conservation Board Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration projects11/4/2021Watershed restorationhttps://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-watershed-restoration-grants
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
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
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
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
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

* Returning organizations only