Funding Opportunities

E.g., Oct 26, 20
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 2021, 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 rangelands

  • 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.

Funder Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $300,000

The Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP) contributes to the WaterSMART strategy by providing funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs. Funding is provided on a competitive basis for:

Phase I: Watershed Group Development and Watershed Restoration Planning

Phase II: Implementation of Watershed Management Projects

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.

Funder Name: Economic Development Administration
Funding Range:

$100,000 - $30,000,000

The recently passed CARES Act, enacted in March 2020 in response to the community and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion to disburse as soon as possible to affected communities. 

States, local governments, tribes, and nonprofits can apply for this EDA funding to plan and implement economic recovery strategies through the established Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program. EDA is now accepting applications, which will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Eligible EAA projects include:

● Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or disaster recovery plans

● Construction or upgrades to public infrastructure, including broadband

● Construction and operations of business incubators

● Capitalization of revolving loan funds to improve access to private capital

● Activities that support the creation of businesses and jobs, including economic diversification strategies

● Market or industry research studies, technical assistance, and training


RiversEdge West's

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