Matching Awards Program

National Forest Foundation

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: June 22, 2022. The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). MAP is a national, competitive grant program that provides federal funds for on-the-ground projects benefiting America's National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands. Learn more and apply here.

National forests, restoration, impacts, forest health, civic engagement, community involvement
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,