Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants

Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Award Range
Deadline
Website
March and August 15
Submit proposal
electronically to Kelle Karp:
kkarp@bouldercolorado.gov
; City of Boulder; Climate
Smart Solar Grant; Office of
Environmental Affairs; PO
http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/i Box 791; Boulder, CO
ndex.php?option=com_content&t 80306; For grant questions:
ask=view&id=7700&Itemid=2845 Yael Gichon; 303-441-3878
Solar system instillations.
The facility must have an energy audit
and calculate the advantage of installing
solar. The program should build
community awareness.
For nonprofit and
homeowners who qualify as
moderate/low income. Funds
will be given based on fund
availability and strength of
project.
Will cover up to 50% of the
cost of instillation.
Fishing and river access,
riparian restoration
(including tamarisk
removal).
Enhances Colorado's fishing resources
through river access, habitat
improvement, education, etc. and focuses
on angler access, habitat development
and improvements, and fishing site
improvements. Involves local
communities in a three-way partnership
with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and
Federal Sport fish Restoration Act
monies.
Local governments, park and
recreation departments, water
districts, individuals,
conservation groups and
other non-profit organizations.
$40,000 - $80,000. Has
awarded $20,000,000 since
1987. Must be matched with
non federal cash or in kind
services. Funds up to 75%
of total expenses.
March
Any project that protects
and restores CO's wildlife
resources.
Supports projects on private lands to
conserve, restore or enhance Colorado’s
threatened, endangered or declining
wildlife species. Should benefit one or
more of the 210 species determined to be
in “greatest conservation need” according
to the Colorado Comprehensive Wildlife
Conservation Strategy (which includes
numerous species in the Southeast
Region).
Private wildlife conservation
or education organizations,
local governments, higher
education researchers, local
governments, and school
districts.
Up to $50,000. Projects
must have 1:1 matching
funds.
These grants are not
available in 2009, and will
hopefully have funding
again for 2010.
www.wildlife.state.co.us
CO Garden Show, Inc.,
Grant Programs
Programs supporting
horticulture-related projects
and involving people and
Horticulture-related research, education,
education.
community improvements.
State-wide grants for any
program associated costs.
$300 - $25,000
August 30th
Colorado Parks and
Recreation
Association
For planting on public property such as in
parks, or be conservation plantings for
public benefit. Must submit a plan with
Tree-planting program to
application including how many trees,
help promote and preserve where they will be planted, what their
the beauty of Colorado.
water source is, etc.
Available for all, community
groups, governments,
schools, home owner
associations, etc. Reference
to the matching funding must
be given in any publishments
about the project.
Matching fund grant. Up to
$500 is available per project.
50% of the money must
come from local funding and
money from the community. May 15th
City of Boulder
Colorado Division of
Wildlife (CDOW)
Colorado Division of
Wildlife (CDOW)
Climate Smart Solar
Grant Program
Fishing is Fun grant
Colorado Wildlife
Conservation Grants
Foundation Tree Grants
1
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Doug Krieger, Program
Manager; Southeast
Regional Service Center;
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ 4255 Sinton Road; Colorado
ResourcesTips/FishingIsFunProg Springs, CO 80907; 719ram/
227-5200 ext. 202
Jim Guthrie email:
Jim.Guthrie@state.co.us or
303-291-7563
Jim Frickel, Executive
Director; 959 S. Kipling
Pkwy, Ste.; 100 Lakewood
CO 80226; 303-932http://www.gardeningcolorado.co 8100x203;
m/garden/pdf/Annual_Grant_Awa jim@gardeningcolorado.co
rds_Program.pdf
m
http://www.cpra-web.org/
CPRA Foundation Tree
Grants; PO Box 1037;
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034;
303-231-0943
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
CO Wildlife Heritage
Foundation
CO Wildlife Conservation
Grants, Heritage
Foundation, Habitat
Partnership, Ranching for
Wildlife, Wetlands
Projects that benefit wildlife
Partnership
and people.
Colorado State Trails
Program
Compton Foundation
Special Projects Grants
Environment &
Sustainability
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Mapping projects,
interpretive planning, trail
and park planning.
Blend environmental
conservation & economic
viability. For projects that
reduce US contribution to
global warming, and
promote community-based
strategies that support
healthy ecosystems and
thriving urban communities.
For Western land
protection on the CO
Plateau to permanently
protect ecological and
cultural public and private
lands, restore degraded
water systems, transform
land and water
management systems.
David & Lucile
Packard Foundation
Western Conservation
Department of Local
Affairs (DOLA)
Outdoor recreation master
plan or construction of
parks, trails, and/or
Conservation Trust Fund riverwalk on federal, state,
(CTF)
or local government lands.
Doris Duke Charitable
Environmental
Foundation
Conserve essential
habitats, integrate state
wildlife action plans into
conservation efforts & land
use planning, build
conservation knowledge &
identify critical lands.
Climate change initiatives.
Eligibility Criteria
Award Range
Funds available for any
qualifying organization who
Projects for: wildlife education,
has established project goals
preservation & restoring habitat, wildlife and will continue wildlife
research, species recovery & responding preservation for future
Depends on project type,
to wildlife emergencies.
generations.
and grant applying for.
Local, county, and state
governments, federal
agencies, recreation and
For training in trails design, maintenance metro districts, school
and/or construction, building of volunteer districts, and non-profit
organization, mapping project, adopt-a- organizations with
trail development, trail use education,
management responsibilities
and/or signage.
over public lands are eligible. Up to $20,000.
Encourage programs that can help the
new administration move the country
forward using lessons learned in state
and regional politics of climate change,
fresh water, and rural sustainability in the
West. Promote changes in public opinion
and policy.
Support programs that provide broader
societal and environmental benefit, that
stimulate policy changes, lead to further
funding, and can be replicated widely.
For nonprofits. Project should
be for an area not currently
receiving funding. Will not
fund acquisitions. Should
involve local community in
planning and implementation. Not listed.
Accept grant proposals for
charities, education, and
scientific purposes, mainly for
nonprofits.
Not listed.
Planning can encompass private lands
but acquisition and/or construction must
be on federal, state, or local government
lands.
Local governments.
Give land grants to states who have
mapped their priority habitats. Fund
areas that have a funding gap. Project
must have potential for long term impact.
There should be possibility to leverage
additional funding.
Varies (dependent on State
Demographer’s population
estimates).
Works with states involved in
the Statewide Comprehensive
Wildlife Conservation Support
Program, Wildlife Habitat
Policy Research Program or
Wildlife Action Opportunities
Fund.
Average of $500,000.
2
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Deadline
Website
Ongoing
Colorado Wildlife Heritage
Foundation; Karin Ballard,
Executive Director; PO Box
211512; Denver CO 80216;
http://wildlife.state.co.us/About/F 303-291-7212;
undingPrograms/
kballard@cwhf.info
November
Lori Malcolm; 13787 S
Highway 85; Littleton CO
http://parks.state.co.us/Trails/Gra 80125; 303-791-1957 x171;
trails@state.co.us
nts/
March & November 7th
Compton Foundation, Inc;
255 Shoreline Dr., Suite
http://www.comptonfoundation.or 540; Redwood City, CA
g/priorities.html
94065; 650-508-1191
Conservation and Science
Program;
The David and Lucile
Packard Foundation;
300 Second Street;
http://www.packard.org/category Los Altos, CA 94022;
Details.aspx?RootCatID=4&Cate consci@packard.org; 650goryID=256
948-7658
send in Letter of Interest
after taking online
eligibility quiz
Funds are allocated
quarterly to each local
government in Colorado.
For details on how these
grants have been
allocated thus far, contact
your local government
agency.
www.dola.state.co.us
Tamra Hooper, CTF
Program Administrator;
1313 Sherman ST. Room
521; Denver, CO 80203;
303-866-6398;
tamra.hooper@state.co.us
Office of Grants
Administration; Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation; 650
http://www.ddcf.org/page.asp?pa fifth Ave. 19th fl; New York,
Ongoing Letter of Interest geId=355
NY 10019; 212-974-7000
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Award Range
Deadline
Earth Friends Wildlife Fundraising CapacityBuilding Program Grants
Foundation
Developing fundraising
strategies; support work of
conservation & wildlife
protection by providing
upfront costs and requiring
they be matched through
fundraising, etc.
Grants are for the purpose of helping
conservation-focused organizations
develop and execute a fundraising
capacity-building program. Ideally, this
fundraising should be a marketing tool to
focus on raising new and additional
money.
Non-profit organizations with
a conservation focus.
Recommend joining their
organization and must attend
two meetings a yr.
Initial grants are typically
between $1,500 - $2,000
with the possibility of much
larger grants after building a
relationship. Requires a
minimum of a 10:1 match.
Ongoing. By invitation
only. Must meet with the
group and acquaint them
with your organization.
http://earthfriends.com/index.htm
Edmund T. & Eleanor
Quick Foundation
Programs involving
environmental
conservation.
For capital improvement, challenge
matching & programs.
Non profits in CO and prefer
smaller nonprofits that need
money the most.
$5,000 - $7,500
April, October
Lee Robert, Executive
Director; P.O. Box 11217
Jackson, WY
83002;lee@earthfriends.co
m
The Quick Foundation; 5299
DTC Blvd., Suite 710;
Greenwood Village, CO
80111; 303-771-3359;
http://www.quickfoundation.org/G contactus@quickfoundation.
rant_app.htm
org
EPA
Region 8 Wetland
Program Development
Projects addressing
watershed, riparian, point
source, protection,
conservation, and creation
of watershed.
Preference given to those that monitor
and assess wetland protection.
States, tribes, local
governments, and interagency
governments may apply. Must
demonstrate linkage to EPA's
Strategic Plan.
$25,000 - $100,000
Depends on the grant
applying for.
Brent Truskowski EPA
Region 8 EPR- EP 1595
Wynkoop Denver CO
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlan 80202 303-312-6235
ds/pdf/R8rfp08.pdf
truskowski.brent@epa.gov
National Transportation
Enhancements
12 eligible project activities
within 4 categories: 1.
Pedestrian & Bike facilities
2. Historic preservations 3.
Transportation Aesthetics
4. Environmental mitigation.
Goal of program is to
protect human and natural
environment, community
View project types and descriptions at the
preservation, and
end of the guide. Provides explanation
sustainability.
for each of the 12 project types.
Must provide 20% of total
project cost. Must fulfill a
public need or benefit and
must be able to provide
maintenance and care after
project completion. For
federal, state, county,
municipalities, or tribes.
On average annually,
$341,921.
Ongoing
http://www.dot.state.co.us/Design
Support/Trans%20Enhancement
%20Guide%20CO%20Suppleme
nt/TE%20Guide%20050704.doc
National Scenic Byway
Program
There are 8 categories of
eligibility:
http://www.bywaysonline.or
g/grants/application/informa
tion/categories
Grants are for states, and
Indian tribes, applies only to
reimburse projects.
Depends on project cost,
they can pay up to 80% of
the project $12,000 $100,000.
March
CDOT Region Manager for
your Region, information
available at bottom of
application and is
dependent on your county.
Sally Pearce Program
Coordinator, CDOT 4201 E.
Arkansas Ave. Denver CO
80222 ~ 303-757-9786
http://www.bywaysonline.org/gran sally.pearce@dot.state.co.u
ts/application/
s
Orange Thumb Grant
Garden projects, community
involvement, sustainable
agriculture, horticulture
education, community
For schools, youth-based groups, clubs,
beautification.
organizations.
February
Fiskars; Attn: Project
Orange Thumb; 780
http://projectorangethumb.com/po Carolina St.; Sauk City, WI
t/
53583; 800-500-4849 x2812
Federal Highway
Administration
(Administered by
CDOT)
Federal Highway
AdministrationNational Scenic
Byways Program
(administered by
CDOT)
Fiskars'
Grant
For enhancements, protection, or
preserving of byways and for habitat,
provide resources protection, enhance
intrinsic quality of traveler experience.
Will receive up to $1000 in
Monthly submission of report gardening tools and up to
on project are due the 1st and $8,000 in gardening related
15th of each month.
tools.
3
Website
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Gates Family
Foundation
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Recreation, Parks and
Conservation Grants
Parks, Recreation &
Conservation focused on:
protect natural areas from
development especially
agricultural & rangeland,
open space, mountain and
urban parks & trails,
support youth education in
recreation, environmental
education & leadership,
and research in
preservation of natural
habitat.
Capital construction projects
(green design receives higher
consideration). Project needs
strong private and community
support. Project should be
sponsored by a leading land
preservation organization.
County or municipality
involved should have
coherent land planning
policy's). Project should be a
catalyst for other conservation
efforts.
$25,000 - $750,000
Legacy Grant Program
Support voluntary initiatives
for reclamation, open space
preservation, public
environmental education.
For regional or statewide,
large scale projects that
preserve land and water,
enhance critical wildlife
habitat, create new parks,
construct trails, and provide
for environmental
education.
Planning grants
Municipalities, counties, nonprofit land conservation
organizations, CO Division of
Must directly relate to an effort to identify Wildlife, State Parks, and
Planning efforts that protect or acquire open space, natural areas, or special districts (with land
and enhance open space
local park lands and encompass more
conservation as a primary
properties.
than just trails.
purpose).
Environmental Initiatives
Great Outdoors
Colorado (GOCO)
Great Outdoors
Colorado (GOCO)
Projects that assist CO citizens,
nonprofits only. Seeks to promote selfsufficiency, excellence and innovation in
education, healthy lifestyles, community
enrichment, connection to nature and
stewardship of the state's natural
inheritance.
Great Outdoors
Colorado (GOCO)
Open Space grants
Governor's Energy
Office
Community Woody
Biomass for Thermal
Usage Program
Governor's Energy
Office
Residential Solar Grant
Program
Support for ongoing programs &
operations.
Available for nonprofits in El
Paso County.
Award Range
$5,000 - $10,000
Projects must have strong partnerships
that cross jurisdictional and political
boundaries. Partnerships should include Funding available for local
federal agencies, nonprofits, land
governments, land trusts and
owners, and private entities.
state agencies.
$175,000 - $1,000,000
Assists with acquiring prime agricultural
lands, important wildlife habitats, buffers
surrounding parks, natural areas and
corridors between communities.
Local governments, land
trusts, Colorado Division of
For projects to acquire
Wildlife, and Colorado State
open space.
Parks.
Any project that removes
Funding is not for heating
biomass in CO from a
Projects should support CO communities, large industries or individual
replenishable source to
should involve restoration, should include homes. Funding is for local
assist in thermal heating of removing bark beetle kill, and should
governments or school
buildings.
involve forest thinning projects.
districts.
For rebates or solar instillation projects.
The program is intended to increase
CO cities, counties,
awareness about access to solar
nonprofits, government
Funding for small business technology, help residents save money
agencies, housing authorities,
Photovoltaic Systems (PV) and stabilize utility costs, and stimulate
builders, developers, and
implementations.
the economy.
utilities.
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Deadline
Website
January, April, July,
October
Karen White Mather, Grants
Manager; 3575 Cherry
Creek North Drive, Suite
100; Denver, CO 80209;
http://www.gatesfamilyfoundation. 303-722-1881;
org/www/gates.php?section=gran info@gatesfamilyfoundation.
t_applications&p=how_to_apply org
Letter of Interest by
September 1
Amanda Mountain; The
Gazette; PO Box 1779;
http://www.gazettecharities.org/a Colorado Springs, CO
pplication.php
80901; 719-476-1611
Offered periodically
depending on available
resources. Colorado
State Parks must be a
partner for any outdoor
recreation Legacy Grants. www.goco.org/GrantPrograms
Up to $75,000. At least 25%
of the total project cost must
be matched, with 10% in
cash. Match can be waved
or reduced if special
circumstances exist.
March & August
No limit. Lands acquired
should have limited facilities
constructed on them.
December & June
Not listed. There is $175,000
available from the Clean
Energy Fund and 8-10
projects will be awarded in
2009.
not yet determined
$25,000 - $50,000
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
November
Wally Piccone, Senior
Program Manager; 1600
Broadway; Suite 1650
Denver, CO 80202; 303-2264522; wpiccone@goco.org
www.goco.org/GrantPrograms
Wally Piccone, Senior
Program Manager; 1600
Broadway; Suite 1650
Denver, CO 80202; 303-2264522; wpiccone@goco.org
www.goco.org/GrantPrograms
Wally Piccone, Senior
Program Manager; 1600
Broadway; Suite 1650
Denver, CO 80202; 303-2264522; wpiccone@goco.org
http://www.colorado.gov/energy/r Must email questions and
enewables/CommunityBiomass.a application to
sp
Stacey.Simms@state.co.us
Contact your regional
representative as listed on
the application. GEO 1580
http://www.colorado.gov/energy/i Logan St., Suite 100;
n/uploaded_pdf/SmallBusinessP Denver, CO 80203; 303-866V_000.doc
2100
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Kresge Foundation
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Environment Program
Focused on reducing green
house gas emissions from
built environment,
acceleration adoption of
renewable technology, and
developing strategies for
society to handle global
warming.
Nonprofits only and
government agencies that
have financial statements
prepared and certified by a
certified public accountant.
Interested in strategies that cut across
interests and disciplines. Funding for
general support, policy work, applied
research, communications, advocacy,
and green building.
Leighty Foundation
Earth Protection
Environmental projects in
rural areas under-taking
consensus-based activities
in environmental
stewardship.
Projects directed at
environmental
sustainability, energy
conservation, planning
family size, science
education and earth
protection.
Maki Foundation
Biodiversity,
Ecosystem/Wilderness
Protection/Environmental
Advocacy/Environmental
Education/Mining/River/W
ater Quality
Projects supporting wetland
and biologic diversity
conservation, wildland
protection, and public lands Particular concern for Rocky Mountain
management.
West's protection and preservation.
Laura Jane Musser
Fund
Nathing Cummings
Foundation
National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation
Environmental Initiative
Program
Ecological Innovative &
Contemplative Practice
Bring Back the Natives
Grant Program
Award Range
Not listed.
Must involve community and
Programs in their first 3 years or
stakeholders and describe the
implementation phase through nonprofits economic & ecological health
of the community involved.
up to $35,000
and public organizations.
Work with nonprofits who work to fix
today's problems without compromising
future generations.
Programs for sustainable
ecological systems, fight
global warming, build
community health, treat root
problems, & promote policy
& collaborative government Can apply for either of the two grants,
and public interaction.
see website to determine best option.
Provides funds to restore damaged or
degraded riverine habitats for native
aquatic species through watershed
restoration and improved land
management. Preference is given to
To restore, protect and
projects that will keep sensitive or
enhance sensitive or
protected aquatic species declining species off the Endangered
especially on or adjacent to Species List or for listed species that
federal lands, priority to
have a chance for recovery and de-listing
cutthroat trout.
within five to ten years.
Must submit a letter and be
accepted to apply for a grant.
Written evaluation of project & $3,000 - $10,000 (most are
expenses.
between $500 - $1,000)
Does not fund acquisition or
construction.
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Deadline
Website
May
Email grant coordinator:
http://www.kresge.org/content/dis info.@kresge.org; 248-643playcontent.aspx?CID=153
9630
February
Mary Karen Lynn-Klimenko,
Managing Consultant; 318
West 48th St; Minneapolis,
MN 55419;
http://www.musserfund.org/stewa lmusserfund@earthlink.net;
rdship.php
612-825-2024
Jane Justis; PO Box 37;
Cascade, CO 80809; 719http://www.leightyfoundation.org/ 684-9739;
Ongoing Letter of Interest guidelines.php
janejustis@aol.com
Patricia Humphry; 421D
Aspen Business Center;
Aspen, CO 81611; 970-9253272;
http://www.makifoundation.org/gu phumphry@makifoundation.
idelines.html
org
$1,000 - $10,000
1-May
Nonprofits only.
$10,000 - $100,000
The Nathan Cummings
Foundation; 475 Tenth Ave.
14th Fl; New York, NY
10018; 212-787-7300;
http://www.nathancummings.org/ contact@nathancummings.o
Ongoing Letter of Interest enviro/000023.html
rg
Local governments,
community/watershed groups,
non-profits, educational
institutions, conservation
districts, state agencies ,tribal
agencies, and federal agency.
Grants range from $10,000 $100,000. Average grant
size is $60,000. 2:1 nonfederal match is required.
Note, no funds available in
2006.
December
5
http://www.nfwf.org/Content/Navi Barrett Bohnengel; 202-857gationMenu/Grants/GranteeRegi 0166;
stration/default.htm
Brett.Bohnengel@nfwf.org
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Protect key private lands
next to other conserved
lands, increase populations
of federally listed species.
National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation
Wildlife & Habitat
Conservation Initiative
National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation
For a pre-established
program to start up.
Collaboration is required
between a school, natural
Nature of Learning Grant resource professional and
Program
community members.
National Park Service
National Urban and
Community Forestry
Advisory Council
(NUCFAC)
National Urban and
Community Forestry
Advisory Council
(NUCFAC)
North American
Wetlands
Conservation Fund
Oram Foundation
Programs and projects for
conservation and protection
Rivers, Trails and
of environment or that
Conservation Assistance enhance environmental
Program
recreation.
Programs which recruit
advocates for urban
forestry, make best
practices/latest science in
urban forestry available to
practitioners, nurture
industry relations.
Best Practice Grants
Innovation Grants
Standard Grants, Small
Grants
Environmental funds
Eligibility Criteria
Focus on projects in planning and design
of conservation plans, development and Must have a 1:1 Federal
involvement to get private land owners
match, to be competitive
active in protection and species recovery. recommend 2:1.
The program focuses on partnerships,
integrated learning, standards-based,
stewardship projects, professional
development.
For any organization
interested in collaboration a
partnership between schools,
community groups, natural
resource professionals, and
school groups.
Will not fund project
implementation. Support all
Must have strong community support and types of organizations and
involve outreach.
tribes.
For programs that can implement,
demonstrate & disseminate replicable
info.
Award Range
Deadline
$30,000 - $50,000
2 deadlines for preproposal, April 1st and
September 1st website
for pre-proposal:
http://www.nfwf.org/Conte
nt/NavigationMenu/Grant
s/ApplicantInformation/Pr http://www.nfwf.org/Content/Navi Dr. Timothy Male; 202-595eProposalSummary/prepr gationMenu/Grants/GranteeRegi 2474;
Timothy.Male@nfwf.org
oposal_fields.3.31.08.pdf stration/default.htm
Provide $10,000 for start up
costs for program and then
$5,000 for additional year
expenses of operation.
Not listed.
Email Nancy Innovative Grant
ideas and pre-proposals are
required, Best Practice Grants
are selected for
a 50% match from nonrecommendation to apply.
federal $ is required.
Website
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
June
1133 15th St N.W. Suite
http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template. 1100; Washington DC
cfm?Section=Browse_All_Progra 20005; Ellen Gabel 202ms&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDis 857-0166;
play.cfm&CONTENTID=9421
Ellen.Gabel@nfwf.org
August
Charlie Stockman/RTCA
National Park Service;
P.O. Box 25287;
Denver, CO 80225-0287;
http://www.ncrc.nps.gov/rtca/cont 202-354-6900;
actus/cu_apply.html
charlie_stockman@nps.gov
February
http://www.treelink.org/nucfac/20
09%20NUCFAC%20Preannounc
ement.pdf
http://www.treelink.org/nucfac/20
09%20NUCFAC%20Preannounc
ement.pdf
Nancy Stremple; US Forest
Service; 1400
Independence Ave SW;
Yates Blding (1 Central);
Washington DC 20250; 202205-1054
Nancy Stremple; US Forest
Service; 1400
Independence Ave SW;
Yates Blding (1 Central);
Washington DC 20250; 202205-1054
Address the highest priority
forestry issues around
Projects at the national or regional level
climate change and energy and encouraged to work with other
agencies/organizations.
conservation.
Email Nancy Innovative Grant
ideas and pre-proposals are
required, Best Practice Grants
are selected for
recommendation to apply.
Up to $500,000.
April
Projects aimed at
conserving wetlands.
For acquisition, restoration, or
enhancements.
For organizations and
individuals who have
developed partnerships for
wetland protection. Require
challenge/matching funds.
Grants Coordinator; US Fish
& Wildlife; 4401 N Fairfax
Dr. Ste. 110; Arlington VA
Standards July 31, Small http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Gr 22203; 703-358-1784;
October 29
ants/NAWCA/index.shtm
birdhabitat@fws.gov
Areas of focus:
transportation, urban life &
environment, solely or
combined and preferably
with media involvement.
Land use, public transportation &
planning, suburban development
innovations, city greening, urban
education, environmental justice,
recycling, green energy, alternative
lifestyles, community-based
environmental programs.
Organizations should have a
good record and should have
a broad impact, prefer to fund
projects that have community
support/involvement and do
not support operations, prefer
projects that involve media.
$20,000 - $60,000
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$1,000,000 for acquisitions
and $50,000 for restoration.
Must submit a preproprosal to see if you
are eligible to submit a
proposal.
http://www.envirourban.org/proposals.html
Stuart Baker; 510-649-1061;
info@enviro-urban.org or
register@enviro-urban.org
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Environmental Grants
Projects that work on root of
environmental problems to
create long-term solutions
in areas such as
biodiversity, alternative
energy, and forests.
for organizations working to protect local
habitat. Should involve local groups
working together and involve public. Must
have objectives, actions and measurable
goals.
Must have quantifiable goals.
Must be a nonprofit. Must visit
store or online and take an
exam to know if you are
eligible.
$3,000 - $8,000
Environment
Programs that reduce the
impact of industry on the
environment and programs
that protect threatened
habitat.
Protect natural resources from extraction,
reduce pollution from production process,
encourage laws & policies for
sensible/sound sustainable business
practices, pursue conservation projects,
market shift towards alternatives.
Environment
Protect natural resources
from extraction, reduce
pollution from production
process, encourage laws &
policies for sensible/sound
sustainable business
practices, pursue
conservation projects,
market shift towards
alternatives.
Reduce impact of extractive industries on
the environment, Stimulate large-scale
market shifts toward recycled materials,
alternative inputs and conservation.
Rockefeller Family
Fund
Environmental Grants
Projects for: global warming
education, natural resource
conservation, protection of
health as affected by
environment, enforcement
of environmental laws, or
getting public involved with
policy process.
For nonprofits only, completing actionoriented projects and affecting public
policy. Prefer environmental issues of
national significance.
Roy A Hunt
Foundation
Projects focused on natural
resource conservation,
ecosystem restoration,
animal welfare, gardens
General Grant or Special and parks, and
environmental health.
Initiative Environmental
Patagonia
Richard & Rhoda
Goldman Fund
Richard & Rhoda
Goldman Fund
StEPP
For nonprofits only. Can apply for a
general (for general operating support) or
special initiative grant for environmental
programs.
Must register on their site and enter
project idea. They will store your project
Projects that improve the
for a year and throughout the year try
environment in areas such and find a matching funding source.
When they do you must submit a formal
as reducing pollution,
improving energy efficiency, proposal. Registration involves
and those which benefit the answering questions about project goals,
public.
audience, etc.
Support nonprofits only and
will not support requests for
fundraising, conferences, or
scholarships.
Must be a nonprofit. Must
provide project descriptions
and funding history of
organization.
Award Range
Deadline
Website
April & August
800-638-6464, take the test
http://www.patagonia.com/web/us on line or go into your local
/patagonia.go?assetid=2942
store.
$10,000 - $500,000
Ongoing
Grants Manager; Richard
and Rhonda Goldman Fund;
PO Box 29924; San
http://www.goldmanfund.org/html/ Francisco, CA 94129;
grants/seekers/areasgrantsmanager@goldmanfu
environment.html
nd.org; 415-345-6300
$10,000 - $500,000
Grants Manager;
Richard and Rhoda
Goldman Fund; PO Box
29924; San Francisco CA
94129; 415-345-6300;
http://www.goldmanfund.org/html/ grantsmanager@goldmanfu
nd.org
Ongoing Letter of Interest grants/seekers/apply.html
Must submit a letter of inquiry
(Letter of Interest) and if
accepted can apply for grant. $25,000 - $30,000
Environmental Grants are
Special Initiative Grants and
are for larger sums, expect
measurable outcomes.
Funding can not used for
routine operation costs.
Funds for government
agencies and nonprofits.
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2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Rockefeller Family Fund;
437 Madison Ave. 37th Fl.;
New York, NY 10022; 212http://www.rffund.org/rules.php#f 812-4252;
Ongoing Letter of Interest aq
mmccarthy@rffund.org
Ongoing Letter of
General grants are for less
Interest, there are
than $10,000.
deadline if you are
Environmental are for $5,000 selected to submit an
- $15,000
application.
Matching grant program,
past awards range from
$3,000 - $210,000.
Beatrice C Carter, Executive
Director; Roy A Hunt
Foundation; One Bigelow
Square Suite 630; Pittsburg,
http://www.rahuntfdn.org/apply_f PA 15219-3030; 412-281orm.shtml
8734; info@rahuntfdn.org
Bruce Dines; 1536
Wynkoop Suite 403;
Must register on their
Denver, CO 80202; 303website to begin process. http://www.steppfoundation.org/a 277-0932;
Ongoing enrollment.
bout_us/about_us.htm
info@steppfoundation.org
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
Award Range
Surdna Foundation
Environment
The Community
Foundation
Everest 96' Memorial
Fund
Projects focused on climate
change programs,
transportation systems and Programs must emphasize action through
patterns of land use and
policy and market based mechanisms.
biological protection.
Must be a nonprofit.
Nonprofits only.
Not listed.
See website for list of
available funds and eligibility
Fund education,
criteria. All applications use
humanitarian, or
the Colorado Common Grants
environmental projects.
Nonprofits in Boulder.
Application.
$1,000 - $15,000
Environment
Fund environmental
programs with goals,
defined budgets, and
require evaluations.
The Kettering Family
Foundation
Environmental projects that
protect ecosystems of the
West and energy efficiency
projects, specifically those
that remedy impact of fossil
fuels, and that focus on
The William and Flora Environmental Grants for land acquisition and habitat
the West
restoration.
Hewlett Foundation
Sustainable Planet
Threshold Foundation Community
The Tiffany & Co.
Foundation
Tree Coalition Grants
Environment
Serves social change
movement through
environmental preservation
and preventing extinction,
developing clean
technology, catalyze
political action in the realm
of climate change, and
innovate local change.
For environmental and
cultural preservation, and
for responsible mining.
Projects involving trees that
preserve, renew, or
enhance community
forests, must include an
education component and
should be on public,
community lands.
Letter of Interest must have
endorsement from two
For nonprofits only. Funding for operating trustees on the nonprofit's
&program costs.
board.
For land conservation projects in the
west. Land acquisition funding is possible
for conservation that is in line with the
Hewlett foundation's mission, the
purchase must be supported by the
community, and must be sponsored by a
recognized land conservation
organization.
For nonprofits only. Must
electronically submit letter of
inquiry and if selected can
apply for a grant.
Website
$1,950 - $50,000
330 Madison Ave. 30th floor
New York, NY 10017 ~ 212http://www.surdna.org/grants/gra 557-0010 or
Ongoing Letter of Interest nts_list.htm?cat_id=949
questions@surdna.org
The Community Fund
Serving Boulder County;
1123 Spruce St.; Boulder,
http://www.commfound.org/grants CO 80203; 303-442-0436;
info@commfound.org
June
/everest.html
The Kettering Family
Foundation; Grant
Application Office; 2833 S.
Colorado Blvd.; Denver, CO
Letter of Interest
80222; 303-756-7664
submitted online between http://www.ketteringfamilyfoundat info@ketteringfamilyfoundat
May 18 - July 31.
ion.org
ion.org/kff_application.html
$12,500 - $1,750,000
Ongoing all year, can
electronically submit
letters of inquiry to being
grant process.
The William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation; 2121
http://www.hewlett.org/Grantseek Sand Hill Rd;. Menlo Park
ers/envGrantseekers.htm
CA 94025; 650-234-4500
Letter of Interest can be
submitted online after
August, deadline
September.
Threshold Foundation; PO
Box 29903; San Francisco,
http://www.thresholdfoundation.or CA 94129; 415-561-6400;
g/index.php?id=274
tholdgrants@tides.org
Seek to help citizens in areas devastated
by oil & gas, mining, etc. Focus areas
are: climate change, community based
solutions, ecological hotspots. Support
progressive change through
volunteerism. Fund community based
Funds are for nonprofits only.
management of local resources,
Can be used for general
agriculture, and food production.
operating and programming. $5,000 - $25,000
Projects that create green space or make
improvements to existing parks, promote
land conservation specifically for cultural
areas, promote development of
responsible mining standards.
Must be a nonprofit. Must
provide project descriptions
and funding history of
organization.
Must apply within 30 days from project
and provide expense documentation.
Organizations and communities serving
over 10,000 will receive extra points.
Funding must be for tree-related projects.
State and local governments,
school districts, community
and neighborhood
organizations, and nonprofits. $500 - $1,500
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Deadline
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
The Tiffany & Co.
Foundation; 600 Madison
$30,000 - $650,000, typically Apply on line. Accepting http://www.tiffanyandcofoundatio Ave., New York, NY 10022;
about $100,000
Letter of Interest ongoing. n.org/apply.aspx
212-230-6591
December
completely online application at
http://www.coloradotrees.org/
Applicants can only apply everyother year.
3 contacts for: Denver,
Grand Junction, Littleton;
email application to
keith.wood@colostate.edu
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
USDA Rural
Development
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
For energy audits and
Rural Energy for America renewable energy
Program Grants (REAP) development assistance.
Eligibility Criteria
Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block
Grants
Wallace Global Fund
Effective protection of the
environment, natural
resource values, and their
capacity to provide for
Natural Resources Grants human needs.
Reduce greenhouse emissions, promote
renewable energy, reduce harmful
consumption, create consumer pressure,
promote environmental justice and
discourage harmful international trade.
For nonprofits only. Begin
with concept paper, requires
explanation of project
potential for global impact,
and plan for monitoring
program progress.
Will fun animal field research, no-kill
animal shelters, protection of natural
resources & wildlife sanctuaries.
Funding available for capital
improvements, purchases or
program expenses. Funds
available for Rocky Mountain
Organizations.
Must be in Yampa Valley and project
must improve the community.
See website or contact Lisa
Brown because they are
revising their process.
Yampa Valley
Community
Foundation
Conservation field
work/conservation
education, and
environmental camps.
The foundation has a focus
on environmental projects.
They are currently revising
grant guidelines, visit
website.
Federal Government The American
Energy Efficiency and
Reinvestment and
Conservation Block
Grants
Recovery Act
Funds are available for consulting,
energy audits, financial incentive
programs, energy retrofits, development
and implementation of transportation
systems, building codes and inspections,
energy distribution technology, material
To reduce energy use and conservation, reduction and capture of
fossil fuel reductions, and
green house gases, and renewable
For states and territories,
for improvements in energy energy technology on government
local governments and cities,
efficiency.
buildings.
and tribes.
William H. & Mattie
Wattis Harris
Foundation
Conservation
Deadline
Grants are competitive and
will cover up to 25% of the
Grants are for states, tribes, project. Grants are limited to
For farmers, ranchers and rural small
local government institutions, $500,000 for renewable
businesses with a demonstrated financial higher education, rural
energy systems and
need. Will help them to purchase and
electric cooperatives, and
$250,000 for energy
install renewable energy equipment.
public power entities.
efficiency improvements.
Ongoing
Funds are available for consulting,
energy audits, financial incentive
programs, energy retrofits, development
and implementation of transportation
systems, building codes and inspections,
energy distribution technology, material
To reduce energy use and conservation, reduction and capture of
fossil fuel reductions, and
green house gases, and renewable
For states and territories,
for improvements in energy energy technology on government
local governments and cities,
and tribes.
efficiency.
buildings.
US Department of
Energy
Award Range
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Website
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Contact dependent on your
area. USDA Rural
Development State Office;
655 Parfet Street, Room Emust apply with local Rural
100;
Development State office:
Lakewood, CO 80215;
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_ 720-544-2931
map.html
No application deadline is
currently posted while
they are in the process of
revising regulations. See
$2.8 billion to be divided:
the following rules before
68% to cities and counties
registering for program:
with heavy populations, 28% https://www.fedconnect.n
Contact Energy Efficiency
throughout all US states, 2% et/FedConnect/PublicPag
and Renewable Energy
for Indian tribes, and 2% in es/FedConnect_Ready_S http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/wip/ Information Center: 877-337competitive grants.
et_Go.pdf
block_grants.cfm#eligible
3463
$2,000 - $400,000 for one
year or multi-year.
$2,000 - $5,000
$1,000 - $5,000
Ongoing submission of
concept papers.
Wallace Global Fund; 1990
M St. NW, Suite 250;
http://www.wgf.org/app_procedur Washington DC 20063 202es.html
452-1530; tkroll@wgf.org
The William H. and Mattie
Wattis Harris Foundation;
6655 W. Sahara Ste. B-118;
Las Vegas, NV 89146; 702253-1317; harrisfoundationnevada@vcm.com
Letter of Interest due by
March 1
http://www.harrisfoundationnevada.com/aboutus.htm
See website for details,
changing process.
Lisa Brown; 465 Anglers Dr.
#2G; Steamboat Springs,
http://www.yvcf.org/Guidelines.ht CO 80487; 970-879-8632;
m
lisa@yvcf.org
No application deadline is
currently posted while
they are in the process of
revising regulations. See
$2.8 billion to be divided:
the following rules before
68% to cities and counties
registering for program:
with heavy populations, 28% https://www.fedconnect.n
Contact Energy Efficiency
throughout all US states, 2% et/FedConnect/PublicPag
and Renewable Energy
for Indian tribes, and 2% in es/FedConnect_Ready_S http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/wip/ Information Center: 877-337competitive grants.
et_Go.pdf
block_grants.cfm#eligible
3463
Natural Resources, Sustainability, and General Conservation Grants
Agency or
Organization
Administering
the Grant
Grant
Appropriate Types
of Projects
Details
Eligibility Criteria
The recovery act requires that no less
than 20% of the grant be used for work
that implements green infrastructure,
water or energy efficiency improvements
or other environmentally innovative
For local governments and
activities.
communities
Award Range
Federal Government The American
Reinvestment and
Clean Water State
Revolving Fund
Recovery Act
Low-cost loans to
communities for water
quality and wastewater
infrastructure projects
Federal Government The American
Reinvestment and
Forest Management
Recovery Act
Federal Government The American
Reinvestment and
Water Resources
Recovery Act
To complete tree removal projects
Wildfire mitigation and for
especially those areas hardest hit by the
capital improvement and
bark beetle infestation as well as
maintenance on forest land. improvements to recreation sites.
National Forests
Further guidance is
pending
$1 billion from Dept. of
Interior Bureau of
State and local water districts Reclamation
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$30 million from the
Colorado Department of
Public Health and
Environment
$5.6 million from the US
Forest Service and Wildlife
Fire Management
Deadline
Website
2008 Contact
(name, phone, and
email)
Contact Steve Gunderson at
Water Quality Control
Division at 303.692.3509
steve.gunderson@state.co.
us
Contact Mary Ann
Chambers at Bark Beetle
Incident Management Team
970.295.6676 or Barb
Timrock for the Pike-San
Isabel National Forests
719.553.1415
Further guidance is pending
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