Deadline: April 30, 2010
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) has several grant opportunities offered to nonprofit organizations. The NFF’s Mid-Capacity Assistance Program provides grants for locally-based collaborative efforts working on natural resource issues in national forests and grasslands.
The NFF, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System, and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.
The grants are designed to fill a specific niche in the world of community-based collaborative natural resource management and assist organizations with capacity building by providing start-up and organizational sustainability funding. Awards will be for $35,000 per year and require an annual match of $10,000.
The purpose of the Mid-Capacity Assistance Program is to support relatively young nonprofit organizations as they leverage their initial project successes, while strengthening their operating infrastructure. The program provides awards for up to two years, with the second year being conditional on the organization demonstrating significant progress towards stated outcomes during year one.
National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunities