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
AmeriCorps State & National Grant CompetitionsAmeriCorps501(c)(3) non-profits
Higher education institutions
Local gov'ts
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov'ts
1/8/2020Education
Rural development
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2020/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2020
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
1/15/2020
7/15/2020
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools
Universities
1/15/2020
7/15/2020
Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Wood Inovations Program Request for ProposalsU.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 10.6741/15/2022020Biomass
Community development
Forest mgmt.
Habitat improvement
Hazardous fuels reduction
Wood utilization
https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/programs/wood-education-and-resource-center/2020-wood-innovations-program-request-proposals
Nat'l Forest Foundation Matching Awards ProgramNat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
Tribes
Universities
1/16/2020
6/9/2019
Conservation
Forest health
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

DHS-18-MT-029-000-99
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Municipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-18-MT-029-000-991/31/2020Watershed protection & restoration
Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-grant-program
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

DHS-18-MT-047-000-99
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
DHS-18-MT-047-000-991/31/2020Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program
American Wildlife Conservation FoundationAmerican Wildlife Conservation FoundationAll applicants2/1/2020
8/1/2020
Conservation
Education
Habitat improvement
http://www.awcf1911.org/index.htm
American Honda FoundationHonda501(c)(3) nonprofits2/1/2020
5/1/2020 *
8/1/2020
Education
Environment/science
https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
Kinder Morgan FoundationKinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
2/1/2020
5/1/2020
8/1/2020
11/1/2020
Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2020Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Nat'l Park Trust Kids to Parks DayNational Park TrustAll Title 1 schools U.S. (pre- through 12)2/14/2020Environmental educationhttps://www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/school-contest/
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits3/1/2020Education
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)
3/1/2020
6/1/2020
9/1/2020
12/1/2020
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
3/6/2020
6/5/2020
9/4/2020
12/4/2020
Community development
Education
Sustainability
http://resist.org/grants/programs
Laura Jane Musser Environmental InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofits
Local gov'ts
3/18/2020Ecosystem enhancement
Habitat restoration
Open space
Plant & wildlife diversity
https://musserfund.org/index.asp?page_seq=11
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
3/31/2020
6/30/2020
9/30/2020
12/31/2020
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits4/1/2020
9/1/2020
Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
The Summit Foundation Grant ProgramThe Summit Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits in Summit County, Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling, Leadville4/16/2020
10/8/2020
Conservation
Education
Restoration
https://tsfgrants.fluidreview.com/
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits5/1/2020
10/1/2020
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits5/10/2020
11/10/2020
Conservation
Education
Environment
Habitat protection
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
L.L. Bean Charitable Giving
(Grants over $5,000)
L.L. Bean501(c)(3) nonprofits8/15/2020Community development
Education
Habitat improvement
https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/516899?nav=C5ta516899-517990/aboutLLBean/charitable_giving.html
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
L.L. Bean Charitable Giving
(Grants under $5,000)
L.L. Bean501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/516899?nav=C5ta516899-517990/aboutLLBean/charitable_giving.html
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/

* Returning organizations only