Conservancy announces upcoming grants

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy announcing opportunities for upcoming grants.

The Trees Forever, Granting a Better Tomorrow Program (due July 1) supports tree and pollinator garden planting projects.

The State Water Resources Control Board Stormwater Grant Program (due July 2) funds multi-benefit stormwater-management projects, including green infrastructure, rainwater- and stormwater-capture projects, and stormwater-treatment facilities.

The Mosaic COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure Program (due July 2) funds technology and training which environmental protection nonprofits need due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants (due July 6) help federally recognized tribes engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands.

The Bureau of Reclamation Water Smart Drought Resiliency Project Grants (due July 8) support projects that increase the reliability of water supplies, improve water management, and mitigate impacts caused by drought.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants (due July 10) fund projects that increase bird populations and wetland habitat while supporting local economies and American traditions, such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching, family farming, and cattle ranching.

The Caltrans Active Transportation Program (due July 15 or September 15, depending on project type) funds projects that increase the use of active modes of transportation such as biking and walking.

The California Fire Foundation Fire Relief and Prevention Grants (due July 15) provide funding to fire departments and fire safe councils for equipment, training, fuels reduction, and preparedness.

The California Natural Resources Agency CA Climate Investments Urban Greening Program (due July 15) provides funds to establish and enhance parks and open spaces which also improve air and water quality, reduce energy consumption, and create more walkable and bikeable trails.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Social and Economic Development Strategies for Growing Organizations Program (due July 15) provides funds to American Indian tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to strengthen internal governance structures and administrative capacity.

The Access Fund Climbing Conservation Grant Program (due Aug. 1) supports projects that preserve or enhance climbing access and opportunities.

The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation (letters of inquiry due Aug. 3) makes environment and health grants to prevent harm from environmental hazards, to encourage regional planning and development that integrates economic, social, and environmental goals, and to support sustainability in agriculture and food systems.

The National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Program (due Aug. 6) supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical and/or social outcomes.

Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation Regular Grants (due Aug. 15) provide support for organizations committed to animal welfare and other land and wildlife conservation activities.

The Leary Firefighters Foundation: Jeremiah Lucey Grant Program (letters of inquiry due Aug. 15) supports fire departments with funding for training, equipment, and technology.

The American Library Association Resilient Communities, Libraries Respond to Climate Change Program (due Aug. 28) helps libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis through film screenings, community dialogues, and related events.

            The California Department of Conservation Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Grants (due Aug. 28) fund planning and acquisition projects that protect agricultural lands from conversion to more GHG-intensive uses.

The Campbell Foundation (due Aug. 31) funds media programs related to the environment and water issues.

The Patagonia Foundation (due Aug. 31) provides funding for innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Program (due Sept. 15) funds introductory educational experiences in natural resource careers for young people and veterans through hands-on experience and mentoring at national wildlife refuges and other public spaces.

            The ALA/Public Library Association and Microsoft Public WiFi Access Micro Grant Program (rolling) provides public libraries in underserved rural communities with hardware and technical support to install public WiFi access points on or near library grounds.

            The National Volunteer Fire Council and Anheuser-Busch: Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters Program (rolling) provides emergency drinking water and supplies to volunteer firefighters for disaster relief efforts.

The MUFG Union Bank Corporate Sponsorship Program (rolling) supports a wide variety of community-based programs, including youth development in environmental education, land preservation, and resource conservation.

Grant-writing workshops

Grant Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada Region. Workshops are now available as an online webinar. Contact your SNC area representative to organize or attend a workshop, (


More information and assistance

Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general fund development strategies. Contact your SNC area representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team, (