8 Land Acquisition & Conservation Grants with Upcoming Deadlines

Whether you’re looking to fund land easements, permanent acquisitions, stewardship or accreditation, look no further because the Instrumentl team has assembled some of our favorite grant opportunities for land trusts and conservation organizations.

Read more about each grant below or visit Instrumentl to browse more grants like these.

Doris Duke Environment Program Grants — Rolling Deadline

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in the US. What programs are eligible? Permanent land protection (i.e., the acquisition of conservation easements or fee title interests to secure high-priority sites), management of lands already in protected status, and more.

How much? Unspecified

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MUFG Union Bank Foundation Grants — Rolling Deadline

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington. What programs are eligible? Programs that promote long-term environmental stewardship and sustainability including open-space preservation and rehabilitation.

How much? US $5,000 — US $10,000

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SavingSpecies Grants — Rolling Deadline

Who’s it for? A wide variety of organizations (nonprofit, academic institution, etc) anywhere in the world. What programs are eligible? Programs where species or the area concerned is threatened and buying land will reduce the threat.

How much? Unspecified

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Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants — Rolling Deadline

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in the US. What programs are eligible? Programs involving environmental health & justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection and more.

How much? US $10,000 — US $15,000

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Thornton & Katrina Glide Foundation Grant — Deadline Aug 15, 2017

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in the US (preference for California-based nonprofits). What programs are eligible? Programs working on animal protection, land and wildlife conservation, agriculture, and the preservation of land in its natural state.

How much? Up to US $50,000

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NFWF Acres for America Grant— Pre-proposal Deadline April 13, 2018

Who’s it for? Nonprofits, academic institutions, governments, indigenous groups registered and working in the US and Puerto Rico. What programs are eligible? Land acquisitions and conservation easements among other things.

How much? Approximately US $375,000

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Land Trust Accreditation Preparation Grants — Rolling Deadline

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in the US. What programs are eligible? Staff support time and other expenses related to the accreditation preparation process.

How much? Approximately US $5,000

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Conservation Alliance Grants —LOI Deadline Nov 1, 2017

Who’s it for? Nonprofits registered and working in the US. What programs are eligible? Programs to protect specific wild places for their habitat and recreation values.

How much? Approximately US $5,000

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