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
Conservation Excellence GrantsGreat Outdoors ColoradoColo. Parks & Wildlife
Counties
Municipalities
Non-profit conservation groups
Open space managers
Natural areas managers
5/30/2019Conservation
Education
Stewardship
http://www.goco.org/grants/apply/conservation-excellence
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
6/1/2019
10/1/2019
2/1/2020
Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
6/1/2019
9/7/2019
12/6/2019
Community development
Education
Sustainability
http://resist.org/grants/programs
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation — Pikes Peak Region (Colorado)Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits6/1/2019
9/1/2019
12/1/2019
3/1/2020
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
South Platte Enhancement Board (SPEB) grantsSPEB501(c)(3) organizations
Gov't agencies
6/12/2019Fisheries
Recreation
Vegetation mgmt.
Water quality
http://southplatte.org/grant-program/current-application-package/
Nat'l Forest Foundation Matching Awards ProgramNat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
Tribes
Universities
6/13/2019Conservation
Forest health
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
6/30/2019
9/30/2019
12/31/2019
3/31/2020
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF)

USDA-NIFA-OP-006611
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Nat'l Institute of Food & Agriculture
Land grant institutionsUSDA-NIFA-OP-0066116/21/2019Biodiversity conservation
Climate change
Forest ecosystems
Invasive species
Resource economics
Wildlife ecology & mgmt.
https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Forests and Woodlands Resource Management Program

L19AS00040
U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt.Public-, state-controlled higher ed
City, township, county & state gov'ts
Native American tribal organizations
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status
Special district gov'ts
L19AS000407/9/2019Biomass utilization
Forest health
Forest mgmt.
Fire resiliency
Habitat conservation
Insect, disease & fire recovery
Timber harvest infrastructure
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=blm-co
Strengthening Partnerships for Invasive and Noxious Plant Management

L19AS00042
U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt.Public-, state-controlled higher ed
City, township, county & state gov'ts
Native American tribal organizations
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status
Special district gov'ts
L19AS000427/9/2019Ecosystem health
Education
Invasive plants
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=blm-co
Preserving Cultural and Paleontological Resources on Colorado's Public Lands

L19AS00062
U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt.Public-, state-controlled higher ed
City, township, county & state gov'ts
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status
Private higher ed institutions
Special district gov'ts
L19AS000627/15/2019Cultural & paleontological resources
Heritage resource collection mgmt.
Local community development
Native American access
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=blm-co
Expanding Recreational Opportunities on Colorado's Public Lands

L19AS00063
U.S. Bureau of Land Mgmt.Public-, state-controlled higher ed
City, township, county & state gov'ts
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations
Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status
Private higher ed institutions
Special district gov'ts
L19AS000637/15/2019Education
Inventory, assessment, planning
Recreation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=blm-co
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
7/15/2019
1/15/2020
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools
Universities
7/15/2019
1/15/2020
Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
American Honda FoundationHonda501(c)(3) nonprofits8/1/2019
2/1/2020
5/1/2020 *
Education
Environment/science
https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
American Wildlife Conservation FoundationAmerican Wildlife Conservation FoundationAll applicants8/1/2019Conservation
Education
Habitat improvement
http://www.awcf1911.org/index.htm
Kinder Morgan FoundationKinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
8/1/2019
11/1/2019
2/1/2020
5/1/2020
Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits9/1/2019
4/1/2020
Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
U.S. Dept. 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=
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits10/1/2019
5/1/2020
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Laura Jane Musser Rural InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofits
Local gov'ts
10/3/2019Community assistance
Education
Rural development
http://musserfund.org/
The Summit Foundation Grant ProgramThe Summit Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits in Summit County, Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling, Leadville10/10/2019Conservation
Education
Restoration
https://tsfgrants.fluidreview.com/
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits11/10/2019
5/10/2020
Conservation
Education
Environment
Habitat protection
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits3/1/2020Education
Conservation
Environment & sustainability issues
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
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
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/
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
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
Natural Resources Matching Grants Program (private lands projects)Colorado Dept. of AgricultureColorado conservation districtsOngoingConservation
Education
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/matching-grants-program
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 applicantsOngoingFire restorationhttp://www.voc.org/land-manager-project-application
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) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp
Water Conservation Implementation GrantsColorado Dept. 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 Dept. 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 & Outreach GrantsColorado Dept. 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 & Flora Hewlett FoundationIndividuals
Nonprofits
Non-govt'l conservation organizations
OngoingClimate change
Conservation
Renewable energy
http://www.hewlett.org/grants/