Foundation / Corporation
USFS National Partnership Office (NPO) , U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) and National Forest Foundation (NFF)
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, agencies, IHEs, and tribes for projects to support national forests. Eligible project types include research and development, scaling, and research projects. The program supports the development and implementation of innovative finance models that leverage private and public capital other than U.S. Forest Service (USFS) appropriations to support the resilience of the National Forest System. Project activities may take place on a National Forest, on adjacent state, private or tribal lands, or across boundaries as long as project outcomes contribute to the health of Forest Service ownership.
The IFNF grant program seeks to:
IFNF grants could, but are not limited to, support of innovative finance models that:
In 2021 the IFNF grant program emphasizes three Focus Areas:
For more information on focus areas, see https://www.usendowment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ifnf-rfp-2021_final.pdf#page=4.
For information on project types, see https://www.usendowment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ifnf-rfp-2021_final.pdf#page=5.
GrantWatch ID#: 195955
Grant award sizes vary by project type:
- Pilot Projects: Maximum award size is $300,000.
- Scaling Projects: Maximum award size is $500,000.
- Research and Development: Maximum award size $150,000.
Applicants must complete proposed objectives and milestones within a maximum three-year contract period; shorter contracts are acceptable. If a multi-year grant is awarded, funds will be renewable annually based on grantee performance determined by a yearly review.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://usendowment.force.com/grantee
Interested parties are encouraged to contact one of the IFNF team members below to discuss ideas or opportunities:
Program Coordinator: Jeff Lerner; email@example.com; 202-236-1883
USFS National Partnership Office: Nathalie Woolworth, firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-281-8511
National Forest Foundation: Spencer Plumb, email@example.com; 928-961-2486
For portal assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
908 East North Street
Greenville SC 29601
Tel: (864) 233-7646
Fax: (864) 235-3842
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