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Grant & Funding Opportunities

American Conifer Society: The ACS Jean Iseli Memorial Grant ($4,000) is awarded annually to a public garden, arboretum or horticultural institution that has demonstrated its support of the development, conservation or propagation of conifers. Applications due by June 2.

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation – forest restoration projects

Earthwatch- Support for Field-Based Research Projects 2021: Grant funding to support scientific field projects in the themes of: ecological restoration, global conservation priorities, and forestry. 

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: Grant program where the harvest serves the community. Recipients are schools, parks, community gardens, and similar nonprofits. Learning center to find and apply for federal grants.

Google Ad Grants for Nonprofit Organizations:  Imagine what you could do with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month from AdWords, an online advertising solution from Google.

The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program: Registered nonprofits can receive up to $5,000 to improve their community.

Institute of Museum and Library Studies Grants: Several grants are offered through the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.

Magnolia Society International: Research funding program to promote research to expand the knowledge base of the members of the genus Magnolia. 

Missouri Botanical Garden- Fellowships for Visiting Researchers 2019: Short-term fellowships for professionals in conservation, biology, ecology, botany and related fields. 

National Environmental Education Foundation: Grants and awards for public/private environmental education.

National Recreation and Park Association: Grants and partners to fund local park programs that promote conservation, health & wellness and social equity.

National Science Foundation: Index search of various NSF programs offering funding opportunities.

National Trust for Historic Preservation -

New England BioLabs Foundation Grant: Welcome inquiries from community-based nonprofit organizations working toward: conserving biological diversity, ecological restoration, etc. 

Patagonia- Grants for Environmental Protection: Provides grants to support non-profit organizations with projects to preserve and protect the environment. 

Rufford Foundation- Grants for Nature Conservation: The Rufford Foundation funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. 

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute- Research in Tropical Forests: The CTFS-Forest GEO Grants Program supports research that will use forest data from the program's field sites. The grant will support research projects up to US $15 thousand. 

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust: The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture. Grants are typically made to botanical gardens, arboreta, and universities.

Tree Fund Grants - supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry.

World Land Trust- Land Purchase for Conservation: Provides funding for the acquistion of land that has conservation importance and funds additional activities related to protection, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, etc.