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Grant Goals / Objectives / Categories Applicants / Partner Grant Size Deadline
Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS works with farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners nationwide to identify and address natural resource objectives in balance with operational goals to benefit soil, water, wildlife, and related natural resources locally, regionally, and nationally. The Wetland Mitigation Banking Program grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended).

Wetland mitigation banking is the restoration, creation or enhancement of wetlands for the purpose of compensating for unavoidable impacts to wetlands at another location. Wetland mitigation banking is commonly used to compensate for wetland impacts from development, but it also used for impacts from agriculture.

Small businesses, county governments, city or township governments,
special district governments,
state governments,
nonprofits, Native American tribal governments, for profit organizations

$9 million total available

Award up to $1 million

03/18/2016

National Environmental Education Foundation Every Day Capacity Building Grant

NEEF offers these grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups, to engage their community on a public land site.  The events are educational, recreational and/or volunteering-based.

Nonprofit

Awards funded up to $5,000

05/02/2016

National Environmental Education Foundation Hands on the Land Mini-Grants NEEF in partnership with Partners in Resource Education will award a total of $75,000 to HOL sites to support their efforts to deliver high-quality placed-based environmental education and STEM programming that is aligned with national K-12 education standards. Federal public land management agency

$75,000 total available

Awards between $500-$5,000

11/05/2015
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Acres for America

Acres for America is a partnership between Wal - Mart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Acres for America program was established to provide funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal - Mart's domestic facilities on at least an acre by acre basis through these acquisitions.

Acres for America priorities include:

  • Providing access for people to enjoy the outdoors;
  • Conserving critical habitats for birds, fish, plants and wildlife;
  • Connecting existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect migration routes; and,
  • Ensuring the future of rural economies that depend on forestry, ranching and recreation.

Non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions

$1.8 million total available

1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services

Pre-proposal due

07/23/2015

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists brings together public and private partners to support organizations that are developing innovative conservation job opportunities for youth on public lands which expose young people, particularly urban, tribal and minority youth, to the natural world and career opportunities available in conservation.

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 to benefit BLM, Reclamation and/or USFS lands, adjacent areas, facilities and programs directly benefiting the agency’s mission;

  • Partnership building with diverse entities including state and local agencies, urban organizations, tribes, non-profits, corporations, and foundations to leverage federal dollars awarded with non-federal contributions to the project;

  • Mentorship and training opportunities for youth with natural resource professionals, particularly BLM, Reclamation and/or USFS employees.

The geographic focus is national, with an emphasis on projects located on or directly benefiting the land, facilities, programs, or mission of BLM, Reclamation, USFS and/or FWS.  This program defines “youth” as a person aged 16-25 years old.

Non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, BLM field units, educational institutions, and Indian tribes.

 

$1.83 million ($1,000,000 BLM, $425,000 Reclamation, $350,000 USFS, $50,000 FWS)

 

$50,000 average grant size

 

1:1 nonfederal match required

 

12/15/2015

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program

Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment.

Program Priorities:

  • Support innovative, cost-effective programs that enhance stewardship on private agricultural lands to enhance water quality and quantity and/or improve wildlife habitat for species of concern, while maintaining or increasing agricultural productivity.

  • Support community-based conservation projects that protect and restore local habitats and natural areas, enhance water quality, promote urban forestry, educate and train community leaders on sustainable practices, promote related job creation and training, and engage diverse partners and volunteers.

  • Support visible and accessible demonstration projects that showcase innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly approaches to improve environmental conditions within urban communities by ‘greening’ traditional infrastructure and public projects such as storm water management and flood control, public park enhancements, and renovations to public facilities.

  • Support projects that increase the resiliency of the Nation’s coastal communities and ecosystems by restoring coastal habitats, living resources, and water quality to enhance livelihoods and quality of life in these communities.

Non-profits, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, educational institutions

$2.46 million total available

 

Awards range from $25,000 - $100,000

 

Projects that meet or exceed a 1:1 match ratio will be more competitive.

12/10/2015

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Fishing for Energy Program

This program supports outreach and prevention strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments.

PROGRAM PRIORITIES
1. Outreach to recreational boaters: Projects under this priority will seek to prevent the introduction of derelict fishing gear (DFG) from the boating industry, which commercial fishermen frequently cite as a leading cause of lost gear. Priority project outcomes include outreach and education materials (i.e. brochures, video, etc.) informing recreational boaters of issues including, but not limited to: 1) the impacts of derelict fishing gear, 2) recreational boaters’ role in contributing to DFG, 3) current regulations, and 4) ways to avoid cutting active fishing lines with props.

2. Outreach to recreational fishermen: Projects under this priority will seek to prevent the introduction of DFG from the recreational fishing industry. In particular, recreational fixed gear fishermen contribute to DFG, in part, due to limited educational opportunities on proper gear configuration. Priority project outcomes include, but are not limited to, outreach and education materials (i.e. video, etc.) focused on: 1) the impacts of derelict fishing gear, 2) recreational fishers’ role in contributing to DFG, 3) current regulations, and 4) methods and guidelines for proper gear configuration to prevent loss.

Non-profit organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies (however federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with non-federal partners), state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, educational institutions, businesses, unincorporated individuals, international organizations.

$500,000 total available

Awards range from $25,000 - $100,000

04/23/2015

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program

The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds.

Competitive proposals should address the five program priorities:

  • On-the-Ground Restoration and Planning

  • Community Partnerships

  • Environmental Outreach, Education & Training

  • Measurable Results

  • Sustainability

EPA Five Start Restoration Training Program

Approximately $180,000 is available from EPA to fund projects meeting the Five Star program elements. Funds are available nationwide, in any size community.

EPA and USFS Urban Forestry and Waters Program

Approximately $475,000 is available from USFS and EPA through the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, to improve urban water quality, increase public access, and restore riparian habitat and urban forests in developed watersheds throughout the United States. Funds are available nationwide in urban areas.

USFWS Urban Program

Approximately $360,000 is available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fund projects that engage urban neighbors and foster a sense of stewardship where there are Fish and Wildlife Service lands or offices nearby (within approximately 25+/- miles).

Bank of America

Approximately $195,000 is available from Bank of America to support community-based restoration and stewardship projects within the selected geographic priorities including Seattle, WA. All proposals must propose a volunteer event for up to 100 local Bank of America employees in the project narrative to be considered for funding.

Additional Private Corporate Funding

Approximately $487,000 is available from a private corporate funder to support urban conservation and restoration. All proposals in these areas (includes Seattle, WA) must propose a volunteer event for up to 100 local employees in the project narrative to be considered for funding under this funding source.

Additional Private Foundation Support

Approximately $425,000 is anticipated from private foundation funding to support community-based habitat restoration and stewardship projects in the seven states including Washington. Grant recipients should include detailed information on the support of non-game animal species and habitat through grant activities in their proposal, specifically as these habitats related to underserved human communities and the sustained protection of wild animal species and their habitats.  A mixture of urban and rural communities is expected across the applicants for this specific funding.

Non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies,
local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes and educational institutions

Awards range from $20,000  to $50,000

$2.45 million total available

 

1:1 match required

02/03/2016

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund will support efforts to increase monarch butterfly population numbers – with an ultimate goal of reaching a resilient population and continuing its migratory phenomenon.

Non-profit 501(c) organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions.

$3.8 million total available

 

1:1 match required

07/15/2015

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative

The Pulling Together Initiative is one of the only public-private partnerships to address invasive weeds nationally. Pulling Together Initiative grants are intended to help support the creation of local Cooperative Weed Management Area partnerships. Such partnerships bring together local landowners, citizens groups, and weed experts to develop and implement strategies for managing weed infestations on public lands, natural areas, and private working lands.

Funding priorities for this program include:

  • Projects that focus on a particular well-defined Weed Management Area, such as a watershed, ecosystem, landscape, or county

  • Projects supported by private landowners, state and local governments, and the regional/state offices of federal agencies

  • Projects with a Steering Committee composed of local cooperators who are committed to working together to manage invasive and noxious plants across their jurisdictional boundaries

  • Long-term weed management plans which are based on an integrated pest management approach using the principles of ecosystem management

  • Inclusion of a public outreach and education component, as appropriate

Private non-profit organizations,local, county, and state government agencies, and from field staff of federal government agencies

$850,000 total available

Awards range from $25,000 - $200,000

1:1 nonfederal match required

Pre-proposal due

08/03/2015

Full proposals by invitation only

National Forest Foundation Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program

The National Forest Foundation Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program (CCLS) provides funding to increase the capacity of organizations implementing large scale restoration projects that benefit National Forests and Grasslands.

As a whole, CCLS seeks to help community-based and collaborative organizations remove barriers to watershed and/or landscape scale restoration projects, and help facilitate job creation and retention and business development in their region.

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or use a nonprofit fiscal sponsor organization with that designation until they have obtained it themselves.

Awards between $5,000 - $24,000

For geographic area of Washington and Oregon:

 11/19/2015

National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

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

MAP supports the strategic focus areas

  1. Forest Health

  • Promoting forest structural complexity, function and diversity over time; and/or

  • Promoting forest health through the removal or control of non-native invasive species, and/or reintroduction of native plants and trees.

 

  1. Outdoor Experiences

    • Improving or maintaining recreation resource connectivity including and similar to: trail maintenance, bridge and crossing construction or repair, and installation of trail drainage structures; and/or

    • Engaging youth (15-25), volunteers, or diverse, underserved or under-engaged populations in hands-on stewardship activities; and/or

    • Employing youth (15-25) and/or veterans crews to implement on-the-ground conservation, stewardship and/or restoration work.

In addition to focusing on the above Program Areas, MAP requires projects to show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through the direct involvement of the public.

501(c)3 nonprofits, universities, and Native American tribes

1:1 non - federal match required

 

Average award $27,000

Round 1:

01/14/2016

Round 2:

06/16/2016

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grant

The Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency awards will fund projects that develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and conservation.

Priority will be given to projects that:
•restore habitat to support healthy fish populations and provide ecosystem functions that reduce hazards and risks associated with extreme weather events and a changing climate;
•provide sustainable and lasting ecological benefits and resiliency to extreme weather events, a changing climate, and allow for adaptation to known or potential climate change impacts;
•implement on-the-ground restoration actions that result in immediate beneficial impacts;
•demonstrate collaboration among multiple stakeholders;
•receive approval from the state governor; and
•result in socioeconomic benefits associated with restoration of healthy and resilient coastal ecosystems.

Institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments

$4 million total available

 

Awards range from $500K - $1 million

2:1 match required

07/02/2015

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Literacy Grant

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.

Institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments

Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000

02/08/2016

National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Administration Fisheries Sea Grant Fellowship

This Graduate Fellowship Program specializes in these areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as, marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.

The goals of the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program are:

  • To encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population and ecosystem dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics

  • To increase available expertise related to these fields

  • To foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries

  • To provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development.

Must be a currently enrolled Ph.D. student in a U.S. university or college to apply

Approximately $38,500 per year

01//29/2016

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Knauss Fellowship Program

The National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who on February 13, 2015 is in a graduate or professional program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources

Overall award of $56,500

02/13/2015

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Community-Based Marine Debris Program

This grant supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish.

 

Through this solicitation NOAA identifies marine debris removal projects, strengthens the development and implementation of habitat restoration through community-based marine debris removal, and fosters awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of living marine resource habitats, as well as contribute to the understanding of debris types and impacts.

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,
Native American tribal governments,
County governments,
State governments,
Private institutions of higher education,
Special district governments,
For profit organizations,
Native American tribal organizations,
Nonprofits,
Small businesses,
City or township governments

$2 million total available

 

Awards between $15,000 - $350,000

11/02/2015

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach NOAA will fund grant proposals from eligible organizations to educate the public about the issue of marine debris through dedicated activities to prevent the introduction of marine debris including, but not limited to: 1) encouraging changes in behavior to reduce and address marine debris; 2) developing and implementing activities to reduce and prevent marine debris working with students, teachers, industries, and the public; and 3) engaging the public in active, personal participation (e.g. a small-scale shoreline cleanup with students or other hands-on activities, etc.). Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,
Native American tribal governments,
County governments,
State governments,
Private institutions of higher education,
Special district governments,
For profit organizations,
Native American tribal organizations,
Nonprofits,
Small businesses,
City or township governments

$750,000 total available

Awards between $10,000 - $100,000

01/15/2015
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program

The Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program will support regional approaches to undertake activities that build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and economic sectors to the negative impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. It will support planning or implementing actions that mitigate the impacts of environmental drivers on overall resilience, including economic and environmental resilience. Funded projects will result in improved information for decision makers and actions that reduce risk, accelerate recovery, and promote adaptation to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions.

Nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, regional organizations, private (for profit) entities, and local, state, and tribal governments.

Awards between $500k - $1 million

07/24/2015

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Strengthening Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes

The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. A successful project will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.

Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project.

Institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States.

Awards between $250,000 - $500,000

04/13/2015

National Park Foundation Every Kid in a Park Transportation Grant

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is offering transportation grants to complement the Every Kid in a Park initiative in the 2015-2016 school year. NPF Every Kid in a Park Transportation Grants joins the Foundation's Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture, and science while exploring the great outdoors.

Federal public land and water sites of the following agencies: Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Park Service.

Awards up to $9,000

10/09/2015

National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The National Park Service expects to award 20 to 50 competitive grants between $25,000 and $75,000 each to support efforts by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) to survey, inventory, and designate historic properties associated with communities currently underrepresented in statewide cultural resource inventories. Partnerships with Indian Tribes, local municipal governments, and National Heritage Areas are encouraged, as are applications that engage and employ youth, particularly through service learning.

State governments

$500,000 total available

06/30/2014

National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

Grant projects must support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks, as determined by the National Park Service and the applicant.

County, state, city governments, Native American tribal government, Alaska Native organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Certified Local Governments

$500,000 total available

Awards between $25,000 - $75,000

06/15/2015

National Park Service Media Grants

The NCPTT Media Grants program provides funding for innovative dissemination of new technologies or existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients will develop publications, web or mobile applications, and video products that offer preservationists a better understanding of tools and resources available to preserve cultural heritage. The resulting grant products help increase the longevity of cultural resources.

Native American tribal governments and organizations, public and state controlled institutions of higher education,city or township governments,
nonprofits, county governments
private institutions of higher education,
special district governments,
state governments

Awards up to $15,000

11/03/2015

National Park Service Preservation Technology and Training Grant

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.

 

In order to focus research efforts, NCPTT requests innovative proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas:

  • Planning for and responding to Climate Change and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters on cultural resources;

  • 3D documentation and visualization techniques for historic sites, landscapes, buildings and objects;

  • Mobile application development for cultural resource detection, documentation, management, etc.;

  • Development and testing of protective coatings for cultural materials.

U.S. universities and colleges,
U.S. non-profit organizations: museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activity, and
government agencies in the U.S.: National Park Service and other federal, state, territorial and local government agencies, as well as Hawaiian Natives, Native American and Alaska Native tribes and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

Maximum request is $40,000

11/03/2015

 

Applicants are encouraged to contact NCPTT to discuss their ideas prior to submitting a proposal.

National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

The National Park Service provides up to two years of staff assistance to locally-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program.  RTCA staff work in communities to help applicants conserve rivers; preserve natural areas; and develop trails, greenways, and blueways.  Staff help with partnership-building to achieve community-set goals, organizational development, and more.

State or local agency, tribe, non-profit organization, or citizens' group.

RTCA provides technical assistance

08/01/2015

National Park Service Youth Engagement at North Cascades National Park and San Juan National Historical Park Funding Opportunity

This funding opportunity will provide learning and growth experiences for American youth while they perform service learning work on projects in National Parks. NPS encourages and assists the recipient organization(s) to make every effort to recruit youth from ethnically and economically diverse communities for these positions. NPS and recipient staff will educate, encourage and challenge the interns to learn about the NPS and public lands and to develop leadership skills and career options. Participants will be encouraged and enabled to share what they learn with friends, relatives and other community members.

City or township governments,
state governments, special district governments, county governments, and nonprofits

$290,000 total available

 

Awards up to $35,000

04/17/2015

National Recreation and Park Association Out-of School Time Program Grant

NRPA grants are available to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. 2014 grants will focus on three main goals:

  • Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times.

  • Provide evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating.

  • Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods and increase opportunities for physical activity.

Local park and recreation agencies that serve or will serve meals through both the SFSP and the CACFP or partner with a sponsor of these programs to provide meals at their agency in 2014

Grants range from $25,000 - $35,000

03/06/2014

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Hart Family Fund for Small Towns

Grants from the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects in small towns. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector.

Public agencies and nonprofit organizations in towns with a population of 5,000 or less are eligible.  The agency or nonprofit must also be a member of the Preservation Forum.

Grants range from $2,500 - $10,000

05/01/2013

National Trust for Historic Preservation: National Trust Preservation Funds

Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for planning activities and education focused preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. The National Trust is particularly interested in projects that relate to the preservation priorities listed below.

  • Building sustainable communities: Does your project demonstrate that historic preservation supports economic, environmental and cultural sustainability in communities?

  • Reimagining historic sites: Does your project use innovative, replicable strategies that create new models for historic site interpretation and stewardship?

  • Promoting diversity and place: Does your project broaden the cultural diversity of historic preservation?

  • Protecting historic places on public lands

Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit organizations are eligible.

The agency or nonprofit must also be a member of the Preservation Forum.

Grants range between $2,500 - $5,000

1:1 match required

Three Cycles:

02/01/2016

06/01/2016

10/01/2016

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Award

Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the best of preservation by presenting National Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.

 

Any individual, organization, agency or project involved in historic preservation

Awards

03/03/2014

Nordstrom Community Giving Program

Nordstrom support takes the form of cash contributions, community partnerships and volunteerism.  The majority of our Nordstrom-directed contributions focus on programs and organizations that care for kids and empower youth. They also support other programs and organizations that have a significant impact on  communities.

Nonprofits

No amount specified

10/01/2015

North American Native Fishes Association Grant

The North American Native Fishes Association's Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant funds projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environments.

This year, the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) is up to $1000 to sponsor a project or projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment. The Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant will fund such educational projects as:

  • Producing and distributing educational materials

  • (books, brochures, posters, displays, video, Internet resources, etc.)

  • Stream surveys with public education as a primary goal

  • Public lectures

  • Nature center displays

  • School materials and displays

  • Teacher training workshops

Applicants must be members of NANFA.

Awards up to $1,000

03/31/2016

The North Face Explore Fund

The Explore Fund supports efforts to:

  • Provide participants experiences that nurture an enduring appreciation of the outdoors.
  • Use outdoor exploration as the catalyst for positive personal or societal change, such as increasing personal resilience, improving opportunities for life success and future engagement in conservation activities.
  • Encourage participants to try new outdoor activities that are core to The North Face and passion for outdoor exploration and adventure, including camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, yoga, running and mountain biking.

Special consideration for proposals that celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and /or the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

Nonprofits

$500,000 total available

Awards between $5,000 - $25,000

Application period closes:

04/05/2016

Northwest Fund for the Environment

Grants by the Northwest Fund are from an endowment designated to be spent promoting change in the uses of natural resources which will increase their protection and preservation in the State of Washington. Special emphasis is placed on "the protection of wild fish, native wildlife, natural forests, wetlands and shorelines, and the preservation of pure and free - flowing waters.

Nonprofits

 

Project must benefit Washington State

$3,000 - $20,000

Contact the Northwest Fund office (by either email or phone) to discuss project.  If determined that project meetsguidelines and criteria will receive Cover Sheet and guidelines for Part 1 of application.

Cover Sheet and Part 1:

02/11/2016

Applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Paddle Nation Project Grant

Outdoor Nation is accepting applications from 501c3 non-profit organizations who are interested in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling. This funding opportunity supports pioneering projects and initiatives that are youth-developed and that result in increased paddling participation. Projects should reinforce the idea that recreational paddling is one of the most accessible and impactful ways in which young Americans are introduced to the outdoors.

Nonprofits

Grants awarded up to $2,500

04/22/2016

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia only supports environmental work.  Projects should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.

 

One priority area for Patagonia grants is protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend.

Nonprofits

Award grants up to $12,000

Two cycles:

04/30/2016

08/31/2016

Project Learning Tree Greenworks! Grant

GreenWorks! is the service-learning component of Project Learning Tree (PLT) that provides grants for service-learning projects that improves schools or restore natural habitats.

  1. Grants must be completed in one year

  2. Applicants must have attended a PLT workshop either online or in-person

  3. The proposed project must involve service-learning

  4. The proposed project must exemplify student voice

  5. The proposed project must involve at least one community partner

  6. The proposed project must secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)

Any organization, community group, nature center, museum, school, etc. that involves youth in environmental and/or conservation education

Award up to $1,000

09/30/2015

Puget Sound Energy Foundation

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation will focus its support on programmatic and capital requests that provide opportunities to promote safety and emergency preparedness.

Nonprofit

No amount specified

Two cycles:

10/01/2015

04/01/2016

Purpose Prize

The Purpose Prize awards people over 60 who are taking on society's challenges, including education, the environment, and more.

People over 60 years of age

Prize awards up to $100,000 each for five people

02/07/2014