Funding Opportunities

E.g., Jan 27, 20
Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Funding Range:

$20,000 - $50,000

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.

Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

Funder Name: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $250,000

The nonpoint source program funds projects that help restore and protect waterbodies from nonpoint source pollution impacts. We are now accepting applications for watershed implementation projects that address water quality impairments caused by nonpoint sources of selenium, sediment, pathogens and/or nutrients or protect waterbodies currently meeting water quality standards from further degradation due to nonpoint sources of pollution.  

Funder Name: Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $500,000

The Water Management Assistance Program (WMAP) is intended to provide financial and technical resources to assist water users in the development and implementation of conservation programs, facilitate augmentation and renewable water supply utilization, and obtain information on hydrologic conditions and water availability within the Active Management Areas (AMAs). 

This grant in the sum of $2,000,000 was appropriated in 2019 from the State General Fund to be administered under the WMAP for the purpose of providing grant monies for conservation of groundwater in the AMAs (A.R.S. § 45-617 (C)).

Funder Name: Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission
Funding Range:


The Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) is a competitive state grant program that provides money to interested parties for maintaining, enhancing and restoring river and riparian resources throughout Arizona, including projects that benefit fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources.



Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife
Funding Range:

$150,000 - $250,000


The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the inaugural year of the Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) Colorado Program. Grants made through the RESTORE Colorado Program will focus on the restoration, enhancement and expansion of wildlife habitat throughout the state.

RESTORE Colorado is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and represents a unique partnership between Great Outdoors Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

In 2020, up to $2.5 million may be available for projects focusing on the following habitats and statewide priorities: 

  • River corridors, riparian areas and wetlands

  • Eastern Colorado grasslands

  • Sagebrush

  • Big game winter range and migration routes

  • Forestland projects in specific geographies

The partners developed the program as a means to accomplish wildlife habitat restoration, expansion, and improvement at-scale and provide opportunities for the proactive management of Colorado’s public and private conservation lands for the greatest benefit to wildlife and local communities. While 2020 shall serve as a pilot year for this program, the partners expect to continue and expand in the future.

Funder Name: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $85,000

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) - Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Program is accepting applications. DFFM, with funding provided by the USDA Forest Service, is soliciting proposals from $25,000 to $85,000 to treat a minimum of 10 acres where ponderosa pine is the main host tree. 

  • This program requires 50% (1:1) match from a non-federal source.

  • Projects must be completed by June 2021. Priority may be given to projects that can be completed prior to this date. 

  • Applications are due February 28, 2020

  • Application portal can be found here.


Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $30,000

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

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$15,000 - $300,000

MAP supports the strategic focus areas of Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences.

Funder Name: Bank of the West
Funding Range:


The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Projects meet Charitable Giving Categories; relevant categories include: 1) Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms; 2) Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults; 3) Programs that promote civic engagement. 

Funder Name: River Network
Funding Range:

$0 - $0


Paid members can promote their projects to potential supporters through the Business for Water Stewardship Bank

The Business for Water Stewardship Bank supports growing business interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and expands funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their water restoration projects.

RiversEdge West's

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