Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Eligible Applicants:
Federal Agencies
Tribal Governments
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Youth & Environmental Education
Employment & Workforce Development
Outreach & Community Engagement
Funding Range:

Priority for grants will be given to projects that successfully achieve the following objectives:

  • Innovative full-time or part-time conservation job opportunities (minimum 80 hours per youth)* that include conservation education for young people, particularly urban and minority youth
  • Hands-on implementation of on-the-ground restoration, stewardship, monitoring, and other conservation related projects
  • Partnership building with diverse entities including state and local agencies, urban organizations, tribes, non-profits, corporations, and foundations to leverage awards with matching contributions to the project
  • Mentorship and training opportunities for youth with natural resource professionals

* This program defines “youth” as a person aged 16-25 years old.

RiversEdge West's

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