Funding Opportunities

E.g., Feb 16, 19
Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Funding Range:

$200,000 - $500,000

Wells Fargo and NFWF will invest in these two focus areas:

  • Category 1: Adaptation through Regional Conservation Projects 

  • Category 2: Community Capacity Building and Demonstration Projects 

Funder Name: Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Funding Range:

$5,000 - $150,000

The Office of Outdoor Recreation’s Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant was created to help build tourism in communities around the state with the construction and expansion of outdoor recreation amenities. 

Funder Name: Colorado Water Conservation Board
Funding Range:


The WSRA Program provides grants and loans to assist Colorado water users in addressing their critical water supply issues and interests. The funds help eligible entities complete water activities, which may include competitive grants for:

  • Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance;  

  • Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural consumptive and nonconsumptive water needs, projects or activities; and  

  • Structural and nonstructural water projects or activities

Funder Name: Gates Family Foundation
Funding Range:


The Gates Family Foundation's Natural Resource initiative will partner strategically with groups to support land conservation, water resource protection and management, increased land trust capacity, citizen stewardship and ecosystem services demonstration opportunities.

Funder Name: Environmental Systems Research Institute
Funding Range:

$500 - $10,000

The Environmental Systems Research Institute provides many resources and avenues for non-profit organizations interested in developing GIS capacity but who lack the funds to pay retail costs.

Funder Name: Daniels Fund
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for youth to develop character and gain the necessary life skills to become successful adults. Focus areas are: 1) academics and supplemental services; 2) Civic literacy and community engagement; 3) Financial literacy and entrepreneurship; and 4) Career and technical education. 

Funder Name: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Funding Range:

$1,000 - $100,000

SEPs are funds generated by fees and penalties for environmental violations. These fees are used for an array of projects such as: 

  • Pollution prevention and reduction 

  • Environmental restoration and protection

  • Environmental education and training

  • Environmental Assessments 

  • Public Health

Funder Name: US Forest Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a Federal program in partnership with States, supports State efforts to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands. Designed to encourage the protection of privately owned forest lands, FLP is an entirely voluntary program. To maximize the public benefits it achieves, the program focuses on the acquisition of partial interests in privately owned forest lands. FLP helps the States develop and carry out their forest conservation plans. 

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $40,000

The Conservation Stewardship Program helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns.  Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance - the higher the performance, the higher the payment.

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The National Water Quality Initiative will work in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.

Funder Name: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Funding Range:


SWGP provides federal grant funds for developing and implementing programs that benefit wildlife and their habitats, including species not hunted or fished.

Priority is placed on projects that benefit species of greatest conservation concern.

Grant funds must be used to address a variety of conservation needs--such as research, fish and wildlife surveys, species restoration, habitat management, and monitoring— identified within a State’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan/Strategy. These funds may also be used to update, revise, or modify a State’s Strategy.

RiversEdge West's

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