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
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)
12/1/2019
3/1/2020
6/1/2020
9/1/2020
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
Resist Grants ProgramsResist501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
12/6/2019
3/6/2020
6/5/2020
9/4/2020
12/4/2020
Community development
Education
Sustainability
http://resist.org/grants/programs
Nat'l Forest Foundation Ski Conservation & Forest Stewardship Funds

White River Nat'l Forest
Nat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
State & local gov'ts
Tribes
Universities
12/16/2019Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2019
3/31/2020
6/30/2020
9/30/2020
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
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/
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
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/