What We Do


Helping organizations engage their community to improve the environment, increase diversity, and expand their work locally

Let's Do Great Work Together

NEEF mobilizes public and private funding to support community-based projects and respond to critical and emerging needs in K-12 education, conservation, and health. 

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Total Funds Awarded since 1995
Grants Awarded since 1995

Open Grants

There are no open grants at this time. Please sign up to receive the latest information about our funding opportunities.

Application Submission

Please submit your proposal through online system by the deadline and review eligibility criteria and guidelines as they vary by grant program. Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited proposals and cannot provide information on grants that are not currently open. 

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Grants FAQ

We answer frequently asked questions regarding the NEEF's grants, as well as a glossary to help define terms that you may see. 

Recently Awarded Grants

NEEF Announces 2023-2024 Awardees of NPS-21st CCLC Greening STEM Grant

Greening STEM grants deliver after-school learning opportunities to 21st Century Community Learning Centers on...

NEEF Announces 2023-2024 Awardees of Bureau of Land Management Greening STEM Grant

Greening STEM grants from NEEF provide environmental education learning opportunities at Bureau of Land...

NEEF Announces 2023-2024 Awardees of USDA Forest Service Greening STEM Grant

Greening STEM grants from NEEF provide environmental education learning opportunities on USDA Forest Service...

2023 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awardees

In commemoration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of...

Featured Grantee Outcomes

Greening STEM Grants Connect Native American Youth with Opportunities in STEM

Thanks to two Greening STEM Grants from NEEF and the Bureau of Land Management, Resources for Indian Student...

NPLD Champion Protects Endangered Species at Military Installations with Help from Volunteers

Allowing volunteers to be directly involved with real conservation biology creates a ripple effect that...

Trail Access Project Conquers New Terrain with NEEF Grant

Thanks to a grant from NEEF, the Trail Access Project has expanded its Adaptive Hiking Program to help people...

Need Assistance Crafting a Grant Application?

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7 Tips for Writing an Effective Grant Proposal

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Free or Low-Cost Resources for Nonprofits

As a new year begins, public land managers and nonprofit staff are busy planning programming, reaching out to...

Want to Write Better Grants? Become a Grant Reviewer

In this article, we share how becoming a grant reviewer can give you the edge you need to write more...

Project Budget Template

NEEF is committed to supporting grant applicants in their budgeting process by providing a user-friendly...

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