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Grant Goals / Objectives / Categories Applicants / Partner Grant Size Deadline
National Endowment for the Humanities Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

NEH provides support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats:

•exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues;
•interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions;
•book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and
•interpretive websites and other digital formats.

NEH offers two categories of grants, planning and implementation grants.  Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience evaluation.  Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.
 

 

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

Fund grants up to $1 million

01/08/2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects

Media Projects grants support the following formats:

•interactive digital media;
•film and television projects; and
•radio projects.

NEH offers two categories of grants for media projects, development grants and production grants. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.

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

Fund grants up to $1 million

01/08/2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Education and Training

Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

 

State, county, city or township governments;
special district governments; public and state controlled institutions of higher education;
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
nonprofits; private institutions of higher education
Award up to $350,000 05/01/2013
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.  NEEF will award 25 groups up to $5,000.

Nonprofit

Awards funded up to $5,000

Spring Cycle:

04/30/2014

Winter Cycle:

10/30/2014

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.

Eligibility must follow criteria listed on website

$3 million total available

1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services

Pre-proposal due

06/19/2014 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation America's Great Outdoors: 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. 

The goal is to provide financial support for innovative youth employment opportunities in conservation through a competitive grant program to achieve the following objectives:

  • Innovative full-time or part-time conservation job opportunities 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 and/or FS lands and adjacent areas;

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

  • Increased mentorship, field internship, and training opportunities for youth with natural resource professionals.

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 National Wildlife Refuge System.

All applicants must coordinate with, and receive a letter of support from, a BLM Field Office, District Office, or State Office;  Reclamation Field Office, Area Office, or Regional Office; a USFS Forest Supervisor or Regional Office; and/or a FWS Refuge Manager. 

Non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, BLM field units, academic institutions, urban organizations, and tribal groups.

 

$1.75 million ($1,000,000 BLM, $425,000 Reclamation, $225,000 USFS, and $100,000 FWS)

 

Typical grant size is $50,000 - $100,000

 

1:1 nonfederal match required

 

01/08/2014

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Start 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.  

EPA FIVE STAR PROGRAM
Approximately $186,000 is available from EPA to fund projects meeting the Five Star program elements. Projects competitive for this funding include:

  • On-the-Ground Restoration

  • Measurable Results

  • Partnerships

  • Environmental Outreac, EducationTraining

EPA and USFA URBAN WATERS PROGRAM
Approximately $600,000 is available from USFS and EPA through the Federal Urban Waters Partnership, to improve water quality, increase access, and restore riparian and urban forests in developed watersheds throughout the United States.

Competitive projects will include a focus on one of more of the following priorities:

  • Urban Forest Restoration

  • Education and Training

  • Stormwater Management

  • Communities and Water Quality Data

  • Promote Access to Urban Waterways

Corporate funding is available in several priority locations as noted below in addition to federal funds.

  • FedEx EarthSmart Outreach: Approximately $400,000 is available from FedEx’s EarthSmart Outreach program to support urban conservation and restoration in the following 19 metropolitan areas including Seattle.

 

The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program is open to any entity that can receive grants.

Awards range from $20,000  to $50,000

 

1:1 match required

02/05/2014

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

No amounts specified 

1:1 nonfederal match required

Pre-proposal due

07/01/2014

Full proposals by invitation only

National Forest Foundation Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program

Through this Community Capacity Land Stewardship (CCLS) grant program, the NFF is administering USDA agency funds to provide capacity building support for local collaborative efforts that work toward achieving watershed restoration objectives within the geographic focus areas. The purpose of this grant program is to provide the tools and support necessary to achieve watershed and landscape scale restoration while also furthering goals that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. The NFF has partnered with USDA agencies and other partners in the Pacific Northwest to create and implement this innovative capacity building grant program in support of collaboratives and community-based organizations throughout the area.

 

Funds will assist collaboratives and community-based organizations address their capacity building needs that further their on-the-ground watershed restoration goals.

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 - $25,000

For geographic area of Washington and Oregon:

 07/10/2014

National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

The MAP program provides matching funds for direct on-the-ground and citizen-based monitoring projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. MAP funds can be used to support conservation and restoration projects benefiting wildlife habitat , recreation, watershed health, and community-based forestry. By pairing federal funds—provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service—with non-federal dollars raised by award recipients, the resources available to nonprofit partners to implement projects are effectively doubled.

Non - federal partners, community - based organizations, Native American tribes and other nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations doing on - the - ground conservation work on or around National Forests or Grasslands.

1:1 non - federal match required

 

Past awards range from $500 to over $100,000

Round 1: 

01/14/14 

Round 2:

06/25/14

National Forest Foundation: Wilderness Stewardship Challenge

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the U.S. Forest Service issued a Stewardship Challenge, calling for all Wilderness areas in the National Forest System to meet baseline management standards by 2014. To meet this standard, Wilderness Areas are measured on 10 stewardship elements and must achieve 60% of the total available points. As of the end of Fiscal Year 2008, only a small fraction of Wilderness Areas met this standard. The National Forest Foundation (NFF), as the official nonprofit partner of the Forest Service, has increased the resources available to meet this challenge since its inception, providing matching grants of up to $35,000 to nonprofit partners for the implementation of on-the-ground conservation projects that directly benefit National Forest Wilderness Areas.

Non - federal partners, community - based organizations, Native American tribes and other nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, especially those with focus on Wilderness Areas

Match projects up to $35,000

 

1:1 Nonfederal match required

01/22/14

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship, sponsored by NOAA's Coastal Services Center, offers on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students, while providing project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The two-year fellowship matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor.

Any student who will complete a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014, is eligible.

This two-year fellowship offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

01/24/2014

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Literacy Grant

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) is requesting applications for projects designed to build the capacity of informal educators (including interpreters and docents) and/or formal educators (pre- or in-service) to use NOAA data and data access tools to help K-12 students and/or the public understand and respond to global change.

This funding opportunity identifies two priority categories of eligible applicants, both of equal importance. Eligible applicants for Priority 1 are collaborative teams of two or more U.S. institutions. Eligible applicants for Priority 2 are collaborative teams of two or more non-profit U.S. aquariums.

Eligible applicants for Priority 1 are collaborative teams of two or more institutions in the United States. The following types of institutions may serve as applicants on a collaborative team for Priority 1: institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal science-education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments.

Eligible applicants for Priority 2 are collaborative teams that are exclusively composed of two or more 501(c)(3) non-profit aquariums.

$3 million total available

Awards typically between $200,000 - $1.5 million

03/12/2013

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 14, 2014 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

03/28/2014

National Park Service 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program Financial Assistance

The NPS Youth Development Programs Division seeks to develop collaborative partnerships with non‐profit youth serving organizations who have the expertise to develop and administrator youth development programs that focus on providing employment, education, and engagement opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents in NPS units and affiliated sites such as National Register of Historic Places, National Heritage Areas, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Landmarks, National Trails and adjacent gateway communities.

 

These projects will provide the participants with job skills training, education and/or professional development. The employment focused projects are organized in either: 1) a crew based format where the participants work collectively and intensely together directly supervised by trained and experienced crew leaders or conservation professionals; or 2) individual or small team‐based where participants work individually or in coordinated teams under the direction of conservation professionals on initiatives that require specific skills and dedicated attention. The work projects include significant outdoor activity and/or helps young people connect with “America’s Great Outdoors”. Some projects may include work primarily indoors (i.e. research, policy, visitor services or administration) but has a clear and direct connection to natural and cultural resource conservation.

Nonprofits

$20 million total available

Average awards between $25,000 - $120,000

05/30/2014

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 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 

08/01/2014

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 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

National Trust Preservation Fund grants are awarded for planning activities and education efforts focused on preservation.

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:

02/01/2014

06/01/2014

10/01/2014

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

National Wetland Awards

The National Wetlands Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education. Awards are offered in six categories: conservation and restoration; education and outreach; landowner stewardship; science research; state, tribal, and local program development; and wetland community leader.  Through coverage in the National Wetlands Newsletter, coordinated media outreach, and an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill, awardees receive national recognition and attention for their outstanding efforts.

December 4, 2013: Deadline to submit short-form nomination – a  summary of the nominee’s accomplishments.  Nominators of finalists invited to submit full nomination

The program is administered by the Environmental Law Institute and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Highway Administration, and NOAA Fisheries.

Individuals

Awards

12/04/2013

Nordstrom Community Giving Program

This support takes the form of cash contributions, community partnerships and volunteerism.  They focus on partnering with organizations who champion arts and culture, education, health, community development and the environment, with diversity also playing a key role.

Nonprofits

No amount specified

10/01/2014

The North Face Explore Fund

Grants will be awarded to organizations with activities on three different focus areas: access to front and back country recreation, education for personal and environmental health, and creating a connection to nature that will empower the future leaders of tomorrow.

The Explore Fund supports organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, focusing primarily on:

  • Creating more connections of youth to nature and providing an inspiration to explore.

  • Increasing access to close to home front and backcountry recreation opportunities.

  • Engaging a new and diverse audience with the outdoors.

Nonprofits

$250,000 to 25 organizations

Application period opens:

05/01/2015

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

Standard Grant Letter of Inquiry:

02/13/2014

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 04/18/2014
Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia only supports environmental work - ecosystem and habitat protection.  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 annual deadlines:

04/30/2014

08/31/2014

Plum Creek Foundation

The Plum Creek Foundation supports organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities where they operate and where employees live and work. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations throughout Plum Creek’s operating area (including Washington State).

The Plum Creek Foundation focuses on four areas or types of organizations when considering grant requests:

  • Community - organizations that improve the quality of life and provide services that might not otherwise be available to residents in the communities where they operate.

  • Education - educational programs and organizations that enhance learning experiences for students of all ages and help kids become self sufficient and productive within their communities.

  • Environment - organizations that promote environmental stewardship and awareness as well as those that teach environmental education.

  • Arts - organizations that creatively deliver quality arts and performance programs.

Nonprofit

Maximum request is $10,000

Four cycles:

01/31/2014

04/30/2014

07/31/2014

10/31/2014

 

 

Project Learning Tree Greenworks! Grant

GreenWorks! is the service-learning component of Project Learning Tree (PLT) that provides grants to PLT trained educators for students to implement environmental improvement projects. By blending comunity service with the academic curriculum, students are "learning by doing."

School (public or private)

Award up to $3,000

09/30/2014

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:

04/01/2014

10/01/2014

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

Radio Disney Hero for Change Award

Radio Disney is offering young change-makers the chance to be a Hero for Change. All winners receive a $1000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world, plus one winner will honored for their service at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles.  Youth ages 5-18 located near Radio Disney communities are eligible to submit their work and be considered for a Hero for Change Award.

Youth ages 5-18

Prize awards of $1,000

03/16/2014