Funding Opportunities

E.g., Feb 27, 20
Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife
Funding Range:

$150,000 - $250,000


The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the inaugural year of the Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) Colorado Program. Grants made through the RESTORE Colorado Program will focus on the restoration, enhancement and expansion of wildlife habitat throughout the state.

RESTORE Colorado is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and represents a unique partnership between Great Outdoors Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

In 2020, up to $2.5 million may be available for projects focusing on the following habitats and statewide priorities: 

  • River corridors, riparian areas and wetlands

  • Eastern Colorado grasslands

  • Sagebrush

  • Big game winter range and migration routes

  • Forestland projects in specific geographies

The partners developed the program as a means to accomplish wildlife habitat restoration, expansion, and improvement at-scale and provide opportunities for the proactive management of Colorado’s public and private conservation lands for the greatest benefit to wildlife and local communities. While 2020 shall serve as a pilot year for this program, the partners expect to continue and expand in the future.

Funder Name: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $85,000

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) - Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Program is accepting applications. DFFM, with funding provided by the USDA Forest Service, is soliciting proposals from $25,000 to $85,000 to treat a minimum of 10 acres where ponderosa pine is the main host tree. 

  • This program requires 50% (1:1) match from a non-federal source.

  • Projects must be completed by June 2021. Priority may be given to projects that can be completed prior to this date. 

  • Applications are due February 28, 2020

  • Application portal can be found here.


Funder Name: Network For Landscape Conservation
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $25,000

The purpose of the Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund is to accelerate the pace of conservation at scale across the United States through targeted support of collaborative Landscape Conservation.


Funder Name: The Nature Conservnacy
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $200,000

This program funds changes in land management  that can make a big contribution to climate mitigation in the United States. A 2018 study examined the  potential to implement natural solutions in the lower 48 states — such as reforestation, practices that improve soil health and forest carbon management,  restore coastal wetlands, as well as practices that prevent conversion of natural and working lands. These practices can increase carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also providing benefits for people, water and wildlife.

Funder Name: Wildlife Conservation Society
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $250,000

The Cimate Adpatation Fund supports one to two-year projects that implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale.

Project proposals must:

  • Focus on the functionality of ecosystems, rather than conserving individual species.

  • Be designed for long-term conservation impact.

  • Create the potential for impact at a landscape scale.

  • Use strategic, targeted communications activities to amplify adaptation outcomes.

  • Be designed with climate adaptation for wildlife and ecosystems as a core goal or outcome of the work.

  • Propose conservation goals and actions that are grounded in the best available science.

  • Conduct on-the-ground implementation, not research, planning or tool development.

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $30,000

The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. 

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$15,000 - $300,000

MAP supports the strategic focus areas of Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences.

Funder Name: Bank of the West
Funding Range:


The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Projects meet Charitable Giving Categories; relevant categories include: 1) Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms; 2) Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults; 3) Programs that promote civic engagement. 

Funder Name: River Network
Funding Range:

$0 - $0


Paid members can promote their projects to potential supporters through the Business for Water Stewardship Bank

The Business for Water Stewardship Bank supports growing business interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and expands funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their water restoration projects.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.