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
Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Agricultural production
Wildlife habitat development
Nonindustrial private forest land mgmt.
Watershed-scale soil erosion, water quality
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural or silvicultural producer association
Local, state gov't
Indian tribe
Farmer cooperative
Water district, irrigation district, acequia, rural water district or association, or other with specific water delivery authority to agricultural producers
Municipal water or wastewater treatment entity
Higher education
Conservation district
USDA-NRCS-NHQ-RCPPC-21-NOFO000103311/30/2020Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
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)
12/1/2020
3/1/2021
6/1/2021
9/1/2021
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
12/4/2020
3/5/2021
6/4/2021
9/3/2021
12/3/2021
Community development
Education
Sustainability
https://resist.org/grants/
Ballantine Family Fund — Southwest ColoradoBallantine Family FundEducators
Nonprofits
12/31/2020
3/31/2021
6/30/2021
9/30/2021
Community development
Education
http://ballantinefamilyfund.com/grantseeking/
AmeriCorps State & National Grant OpportunitiesCorporation of National and Community Service501(c)(3) non-profits
Higher education institutions
Local gov'ts
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov'ts
1/6/2021Education
Rural development
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2021/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2021
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Resource KitsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools
Universities
1/15/2021Earth systems
Environmental education
Pollinators
Watersheds
https://captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecostem/
Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution GrantsCaptain Planet Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
1/15/2021
7/15/2021
Environmental educationhttp://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/grants/ecosolution/
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
U.S. Federal Emergency Management AgencyMunicipalities
Native American tribal gov'ts
State gov't agencies
1/29/2021Wildfire mitigation
Wildfire protection plan development
https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/fy2020-nofo
Matching Grants Program

On-the-ground conservation, restoration projects to improve forest health
Nat'l Forest FoundationNonprofits
State & local gov'ts
Tribes
01/13/2021Conservation
Forest health
Outdoor recreation
Restoration
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs
Kinder Morgan Foundation

STEM Education
Kinder Morgan Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits
Schools, universities
2/1/2021
5/1/2021
8/1/2021
11/1/2021
Educationhttp://www.kindermorgan.com/pages/community/km_foundation_guidelines.aspx
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small GrantsClif Bar Family FoundationCommunity groups
Nonprofits
2/1/2021Community development
Conservation
Education
Fish & wildlife habitat improvement
Forest health & restoration
Rural development
http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Grant Program RFPsU.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 10.7082/3/2021Biomass
Community development
Forest mgmt.
Habitat improvement
Hazardous fuels reduction
Wood utilization
https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/programs/wood-education-and-resource-center/
Dr. Scholl FoundationDr. Scholl Foundation501(c)(3) nonprofits3/1/2021Education
Conservation
Environment & sustainability issues
http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
AEC TrustAEC Trust501(c)(3) nonprofits4/1/2021
9/1/2021
Education
Environment & sustainability
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/AEC#
Fund for Wild Nature
(advocacy, litigation, public policy work, citizen science)
Fund for Wild Nature501(c)(3) nonprofits5/1/2021
10/1/2021
Biological diversity
Forest health & restoration
Habitat improvement
Native species
http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
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
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
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) nonprofitsOngoingEnvironment
Environmental education
http://www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp

* Returning organizations only