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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
Program Sponsor Eligibility Funding Opportunity Number Deadline(s) Categories URL
Matching Awards Program – Conservation & Restoration Projects that Improve Forest Health & Outdoor Experiences Nat’l Forest Foundation Nonprofits
State & local gov’ts
Tribes
1/23/2023
5/18/2023
Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Challenge Cost Share Program Nat’l Park Trust Applications to be submitted by NPS managers; see grant page for details 1/23/2023 Climate change
Land conservation
Outdoor recreation
Underserved youth park access
Water conservation
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1837/index.htm
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security See ‘Additional Information on Eligibility’ in grant description DHS-22-MT-047-00-98 1/27/2023 Climate change
Community assistance
Flood mitigation
Wildfire mitigation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DHS-22-MT-047-00-98
Operational Support Grants Clif Bar Family Foundation Community groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2023 Food system support
Environment, natural resources support/conservation
https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program
Community Funding Partnership Colorado River District Corporations
Individuals
Local gov’ts
Mutual ditch companies
Non-profits
(Within the Colorado River District’s 15-county area)
2/15/2023
5/15/2023
8/15/2023
11/15/2023
Conservation
Productive agriculture
Riparian health
Water quality
Watershed health
https://www.coloradoriverdistrict.org/community-funding-partnership/
Environmental System Science U.S. Dept. of Energy – Office of Science Unrestricted 2/23/2023 Ecology
Hydrology
Terrestrial systems dynamics
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=DE-FOA-0002849
Pikes Peak Region (Colorado) Habitat Preservation Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation 501(c)(3) nonprofits
(The fund is focused on entities with which it has a funding history)
3/1/2023 Community assistance
Habitat protection, restoration
https://www.jhedmondson.org/grant-seekers
Laura Jane Musser Environmental Initiative Laura Jane Musser Fund 501(c)(3) nonprofits
Local gov’ts
3/16/2023 Ecosystem enhancement
Habitat restoration
Open space
Plant & wildlife diversity
https://musserfund.org/environmental-initiative-program/
Great Outdoors Colorado
Land Acquisition, Community Impact, Planning/Capacity & Stewardship
Great Outdoors Colorado 501(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
3/20/2023 Community development
Conservation
Stewardship
https://www.goco.org/programs-projects/our-grant-programs
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest Colorado Ballantine Family Fund Educators
Nonprofits
3/31/2023 Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
3D Elevation Program (3DEP) – National Geospatial Program: Building the Nat’l Map U.S. Dept. of the Interior – Geologic Survey City/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
6/1/2023 GIS https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=G23AS00052
CORE Fund Western Colorado Community Foundation 501(c)(3) nonprofits Ongoing Conservation
Environment
Recreation
https://wc-cf.org/grant-opportunities/
Cabela’s Outdoor Fund — Hunting, fishing, camping, recreational shooting Cabela’s 501(c)(3) non-profits Ongoing Community 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 Trust Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Landowners Ongoing Agroforestry
Community development
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://ccalt.org/landowners/
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Community Foundation of Northern Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profits
Municipalities
Schools, universities
Ongoing Community development
Education
https://nocofoundation.org/nonprofits/grants/
Community Trust Community Foundation of Boulder County 501(c)(3) non-profits Ongoing Community development
Education
http://www.commfound.org/grants/funding-information
El Pomar General Grants El Pomar Foundation 501(c)(3) nonprofits Ongoing Community development
Education
https://www.elpomar.org/grant-making/general-information/
Environmental Grants Patagonia 501(c)(3) nonprofits Ongoing Conservation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.patagonia.com/grant-guidelines.html
Gazette Charities Grants — Pikes Peak (Colorado) region Gazette Charities 501(c)(3) nonprofits Ongoing Education
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://gazettecharities.org/grant-making-policy/
Hydrologic Sciences Program National Science Foundation 501(c)(3) nonprofits
Educators
Schools, universities
Ongoing Riparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org=ERE&from=home
Nonprofit Organization Program ESRI ArcGIS Nonprofits
Non-govt’l conservation organizations
Ongoing Community development
Conservation
GIS
http://www.esri.com/nonprofit/whats-included
Reforestation Funding Proposal One Tree Planted All applicants Ongoing Ecological restoration
Forest health, restoration
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://airtable.com/shrUBB4fkXIOpPvNL
Shell Oil Grant Program Shell Oil Fraternal, labor organizations
Individuals
Nonprofits
Ongoing Biodiversity
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 Giving Waste Management 501(c)(3) nonprofits Ongoing Conservation
Environment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

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