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
Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants ProgramU.S. Dept. of Agriculture501(c)(3) nonprofits
Native American tribal gov'ts
USDA-NRCS-NHQ-UAIP-21-NOFO00011107/30/2021Urban agriculturehttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=USDA-NRCS-NHQ-UAIP-21-NOFO0001110
Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Education
Kinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
8/1/2021
11/1/2021
Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Rural Cooperative Development GrantU.S. Dept. of Agriculture501(c)(3) nonprofits
Higher education
RBCS-RDCG-20218/10/2021Rural developmenthttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=RBCS-RDCG-2021
Building Partner Capacity and Promoting Resiliency and Equity under Clean Water Act Wetlands, Nonpoint Source, Monitoring, Assessment & Listing ProgramsU.S. Environmental Protection AgencySee Additional Information on Eligibility in funding descriptionEPA-OW-OWOW-21-028/10/2021Water conservation
Water quality
Watershed protection, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=EPA-OW-OWOW-21-02
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits9/1/2021Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
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)
9/1/2021
12/1/2021
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
9/3/2021
12/3/2021
Community development
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
Land & Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

P21AS00509
U.S. Nat'l Parks ServiceState gov'tsP21AS005099/24/21Conservation
Recreation
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=P21AS00509
Partners for Fish & Wildlife

F21AS00193
U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceIndependent school districts
Native American tribal organizations
Nonprofits
Public/Indian housing authorities
Special district gov'ts
State/county/city/town gov'ts
F21AS001939/30/21Habitat protection, restoration
Watershed protection, restoration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=F21AS00193
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits10/1/2021Biological 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
Nonprofits
10/1/2021
2/1/2022
Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
The Summit Foundation Grant ProgramThe Summit Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits in Summit County, Alma, Fairplay, Kremmling, Leadville10/7/2021Conservation
Education
Restoration
https://tsfgrants.fluidreview.com/
Colorado Watershed Restoration GrantsColorado Water Conservation Board Organizations interested in developing watershed/stream restoration projects11/4/2021Watershed restorationhttps://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-watershed-restoration-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
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
Waste Management Charitable GivingWaste Management501(c)(3) nonprofitsOngoingConservation
Environment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

* Returning organizations only