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
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations10/1/2018
5/1/2019
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofit organizations
10/1/2018Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Community Planning Assistance for WildfireCommunity Planning Assistance for WildfireCounty governments
Municipalities
10/5/2018Wildfire mitigationhttps://planningforwildfire.org/apply-for-cpaw/
Sustainable Forestry Initative Grants ProgramSustainable Forestry InitativeSchools, universities
non-profit organizations
Indigenous Groups
10/9/2018Education
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
http://www.sfiprogram.org/conservation/conservation-grants/grant-rfp-process/
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change ProgramBen and Jerrys Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (using community-organizing and base-building strategies to accomplish goals)10/15/2018Community assistance
Education
Conservation
Rural development
http://benandjerrysfoundation.org/the-grassroots-organizing-for-social-change-program/
Summit FoundationSummit Foundation501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in or serving Summit County, Colo.10/17/2018Educationhttps://tsfgrants.fluidreview.com/
Local Government Parks & Recreation / Mini GrantsGreat Outdoors ColoradoCounty governments
Municipalities
11/1/2018Community development
Education
http://www.goco.org/grants/apply/local-government-and-mini-grants
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation — Pikes Peak Region (Colorado)Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations12/1/2018
3/1/2019
6/1/2019
9/1/2019
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
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Native American tribal governments
12/7/2018Community development
Education
Sustainability
http://resist.org/grants/programs
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofit organizations
12/31/2018
3/31/2019
6/30/2019
9/30/2019
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
Water Conservation Field Services Program

BOR-PN-18-F010
U.S. Bureau of ReclamationUnrestrictedBOR-PN-18-F01012/31/2018Water conservationhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=WaterSMART
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
1/15/2019
7/15/2019
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Jefferson County Open Space Small Research Grants ProgramJefferson CountyAll applicantsJanuary 2019Community development
Environment & sustainability
https://www.jeffco.us/3384/Small-Research-Grants-Program
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
1/15/2019
7/15/2019
Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
American Wildlife Conservation FoundationAmerican Wildlife Conservation FoundationAll applicants2/1/2019
8/1/2019
Conservation
Education
Habitat improvement
http://www.awcf1911.org/index.htm
American Honda FoundationHonda501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations2/1/2019
8/1/2019
Education
Environment/science
https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations3/1/2019Education
Conservation
Environment & sustainability issues
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
Environmental InitiativeLaura Jane Musser Fund501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations3/19/2019Community assistance
Conservation
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Riparian forest health & restoration
Rural development
Water quality
Watershed protection & restoration
http://musserfund.org/
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations4/1/2019
9/1/2019
Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
U.S. Department of AgricultureIndividuals
Schools, universities
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-0063519/30/2019https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-program?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Grants ProgramArbor Day FoundationAll applicantsOngoingForest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.arborday.org/replantingrfp
Boeing Charitable GrantBoeing501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Education
http://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page
Drought Mitigation Planning GrantColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government agencies
OngoingWatershed protection & restorationhttp://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/DroughtMitigationPlanningGrants.aspx
El Pomar General GrantsEl Pomar Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Education
https://www.elpomar.org/grant-making/general-information/
Environmental GrantsPatagonia501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingEducation
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) nonprofit organizations
Nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
Native American tribal governments
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingGIShttp://www.conservationgis.org/
Fluor GivingFluor Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingEnvironmental stewardshiphttp://www.fluor.com/sustainability/community/environment-stewardship
Gazette Charities Grants — Pikes Peak (Colorado) regionGazette Charities501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingEducation
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Riparian forest health, restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.gazettecharities.org/grant.php
Hydrologic Sciences ProgramNational Science Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
Educators
OngoingRiparian forest health & restoration
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13684&org=ERE&from=home
Kinder Morgan FoundationKinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
OngoingEducationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Levinson FoundationLevinson FoundationAll applicantsOngoingBioenergy, renewable energyhttp://www.levinsonfoundation.org/?Our_Mission
L.L. Bean Charitable GivingL.L. Bean501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingCommunity development
Education
Habitat improvement
https://www.llbean.com/customerService/aboutLLBean/charitable_giving.html
Max and Victoria Dreyfus FoundationMax and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingConservation
Education
Environment
Habitat protection
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org
National Fish Habitat PartnershipNational Fish Habitat PartnershipCounty governments
Municipalities
Nonprofit organizations
State government agencies
Native American tribal governments
OngoingHabitat improvement
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.fishhabitat.org/
National Water Quality InitiativeUSDA Natural Resource Conservation ServiceCounty governments
Landowners
Nonprofit organizations
State government agencies
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingCommunity development
Watershed protection & restoration
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/eqip/?&cid=stelprdb1047761
Nonprofit Organization ProgramESRI ArcGISNonprofit organizations
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
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 OilIndividuals
Fraternal, labor organizations
Nonprofit organizations
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
Toyota USA FoundationToyota501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingEducation
Engineering
Science
https://www.toyota.com/usa/community/articles/community_grants_foundation.html
Stewardship ProjectVolunteers for Outdoor ColoradoAll applicantsOngoingEcological restoration - invasive weeds, planting
Trail construction
Wildfire, flood restoration
http://www.voc.org/land-manager-project-application
Walton Family Foundation Environment programWalton Family FoundationNonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
OngoingColorado River watershed protection, riparian restoration, urban & agricultural water efficiency

http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/grants
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationsOngoingBioenergy & renewable energy
Education
Habitat improvement
Watershed protection & restoration
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp
Water Conservation Implementation GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government agencies
Water providers
OngoingWater conservation
Watershed protection & restoration
http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-efficiency-grants/Pages/WaterConservationImplementationGrants.aspx
Water Conservation Planning GrantsColorado Department of Natural ResourcesMunicipalities
State government 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 and Outreach GrantsColorado Department of Natural Resources501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Community groups
County governments
Municipalities
Nonprofit organizations
Schools, universities
State government agencies
Educators
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
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) nonprofit organizationsOngoingCommunity developmenthttp://wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/
Western Environment GrantsWilliam and Flora Hewlett FoundationIndividuals
Nonprofit organizations
Non-governmental conservation organizations (NGOs)
OngoingClimate change
Conservation
Renewable energy
http://www.hewlett.org/grants/