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
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) (One Task Statement)U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Unrestricted FA-FOA0022-00110/14/21Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=FA-FOA0022-001
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Primary Announcement (Two Task Statements)U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Unrestricted FA-FOA0022-00210/14/21Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=FA-FOA0022-002
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Regional Fire Science Exchange Announcement (One Task Statement)U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Unrestricted FA-FOA0022-00310/14/21Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=FA-FOA0022-003
Forest Legacy Program FY2023U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service
State gov'tsUSDA-FS-FLP-010-202310/18/21Conservation
Environmental stewardship
Forestry
Forest health & restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-FS-FLP-010-2023
RESTORE Colorado Program (Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and the Environment)Great Outdoors ColoradoEducational institutions
Federal, state gov't agencies
Local, municipal gov'ts
Non-profits 501(c)(3)
Tribes
10/28/2021Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
http://www.goco.org/grants/apply/conservation-excellence
Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Education
Kinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
11/1/2021Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Colorado Watershed Restoration GrantsColorado Water Conservation Board Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration projects11/4/2021Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-watershed-restoration-grants
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits11/10/2021Conservation
Education
Environment
Habitat protection
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
Colorado Water Plan GrantsColorado Water Conservation BoardColorado state agencies
Counties
Districts
Enterprises
Municipalities
Mutual ditch companies
Non-profit corporations
Partnerships
12/1/2021Forest 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
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)
12/1/2021Community 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
12/3/2021
Community development
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
See 'Additional Information on Eligibility' in funding descriptionR22AS0002612/9/21Forestry
Forest health & restoration
Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Watersheds
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=R22AS00026
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2021Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-21-MT-047-00-991/28/2022Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-21-MT-047-00-99
Flood Mitigation Assistance
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-21-MT-029-000-991/28/2022Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-21-MT-029-000-99
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2022Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
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
Nonprofit Organization ProgramESRI ArcGISNonprofits
Non-govt'l conservation organizations
OngoingCommunity development
Conservation
GIS
http://www.esri.com/nonprofit/whats-included
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

* Returning organizations only