National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program

Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
National Forest Foundation

Deadline Passed 06/13/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. MAP supports the implementation of on-the-ground conservation and restoration projects that have an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System. These projects provide a lasting impact to the lands, waters, and wildlife of the National Forest System through the alteration of the physical environment. 

The NFF held an informational webinar about the Matching Awards Program on Jan. 9, 2019. To view the webinar recording, go to

forest health, conservation, restoration, water, wildlife, community involvement, outdoor experiences
Funding Amount: 
Average Award: $25,032
Matching Funds: 
Yes, MAP requires a 1:1 cash match of secured nonfederal funds. In-kind contributions are not eligible for use as match but should be documented to show project leverage. Matching funds must be expended within the dates of the NFF grant, and toward completion of the same project activities proposed for NFF funding.


501(c)(3) nonprofits, universities, and Native American tribes are eligible to receive MAP grants.