Foundation / Corporation
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
06/09/20 11:59 PM MDT
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, universities, and tribes for projects and initiatives that improve outdoor experiences and the health of public forests and grasslands. Funding is intended for on-the-ground restoration and conservation projects that make a significant impact on the National Forest System. Projects should provide a lasting impact to the lands, waters, and wildlife of the National Forest System through the alteration of the physical environment.
The current NFF strategic plan focuses on the program areas of Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health. Organizations may self-select into one of the Program Areas defined below, or choose to submit a proposal that cohesively integrates the two program areas. Projects that strongly integrate the program areas are highly encouraged.
Forest Health Program Area: The NFF supports results-oriented, on-the-ground, citizen-involved projects that maintain and/or restore ecosystem resiliency on National Forests.
Integrated Projects: The NFF encourages projects that cohesively integrate Outdoor Experiences and Forest Health program areas. Ideal projects will have a strong connection to each of the individual program areas, and effectively integrate both in a clear, direct manner. Examples of integrated projects include but are not limited to:
Additional information about the program areas can be found at:
In addition to focusing on the above Program Areas, MAP requires projects show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through direct public participation. To be eligible for MAP funding, projects must contain significant, legitimate community involvement or civic engagement in the pre-implementation, implementation, or post-implementation phase. Typically, this involves the use of volunteers in project implementation, or the implementation of projects selected as an outcome of a formal collaborative-planning process.
GrantWatch ID#: 177799
The typical award in 2018 was $25,032.
The proposed project period should be no more than 12 months long and start at least 2 months after the application deadline for the round.
- The award period for projects funded in Round 1 will begin in March/April 2020 and run for 12 months.
- The award period for projects funded in Round 2 will begin in August/September 2020 and run for 12 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions, please contact:
Kerry Morse, Conservation Programs Officer
National Forest Foundation
Bldg 27, Ste 3, Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT 59804
Although they are technically eligible for funding, the NFF currently funds very few projects that do not physically take place on National Forest System lands.
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