Deadline: 1/12/22

Amount: 1:1 match of nonfederal cash funds directly received by the applicant organization. Award Recipient must expend match within the National Forest Foundation’s grant performance period and for completion of the same project. In-kind and federal contributions are ineligible for use as match.



The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP) to provide funds for on-the-ground projects that directly benefit America’s National Forests and Grasslands. MAP pairs federal funds provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service with non-federal dollars raised by award recipients, multiplying the resources available to implement stewardship projects that benefit the National Forest System. The NFF is implementing a new strategic plan starting in Fiscal Year 2022, and will adjust priorities in future funding rounds. Changes in funding priorities and an associated phase-in timeline will be announced in 2022.

Eligible Applicants:

501(c)(3) nonprofits, universities, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to receive MAP grants. If an organization does not meet this eligibility requirement, it must utilize an eligible fiscal sponsor consistent with the NFF Policy on Fiscal Sponsorship. The NFF does not consider MAP applications from federal agencies, individuals, for-profit organizations, or regional, state or local governmental entities.


Kerry Morse

Conservation Programs Officer