Matching Awards Program

National Forest Foundation

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: January 16, 2024. The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). With recent changes to the program, MAP: Connecting People to Forests now focuses primarily on in-person community engagement and completion of appropriate stewardship activities. Program goals are to create lasting change that will allow all communities, especially underserved communities, opportunities to benefit from activities on National Forest System lands or adjacent public lands. Learn more and apply here.

Funding Amount
In recent years, NFF has considered applications ranging from less than $5,000 to over $60,000. New applicants to MAP are encouraged to submit applications requesting under $30,000.
Matching Funds
MAP funds are federal and disbursed only as a 1:1 match to cash contributions from an eligible non-federal source.
501(c)(3) nonprofits, universities, and 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.
Contact Information
Kerry Morse, Conservation Programs Officer, (406) 830-3358,