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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Open Grants

2024 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for...

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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

The 2024 Biodiversity Conservation Grant Empowers Communities to Support Their Native Pollinators

NEEF is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2024 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator...

NEEF Announces 2024-2025 Awardees of Bureau of Land Management Greening STEM Grant

NEEF is proud to announce the awardees of the 2024-2025 Bureau of Land Management Greening STEM Grant.

NEEF Announces Awardees of 2024-2025 Veterans and Nature Grant

Meet the 2024-2025 Veterans and Nature grant awardees. The 10 selected projects foster healing and community...

Featured Grantee Outcomes

Bay Area Nonprofit Drives Accessibility on Public Lands Thanks to NEEF Grant

Toyota-NEEF's Driving Mobility and Accessibility on Public Lands Grant funds Access to Nature, led by Bonnie...

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

Involving volunteers in conservation biology creates a ripple effect, boosting engagement, expanding outreach...

Need Assistance Crafting a Grant Application?

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How to Write Grants: Understanding NEEF’s Grant Application Process

Learn about NEEF’s environmental and health grant application process, such as what to include and what to...

7 Tips for Writing an Effective Grant Proposal

What makes a successful grant? Tips to help nonprofits and community organizations improve their environmental...

Free or Low-Cost Resources for Nonprofits

Elevate your nonprofit's capabilities using NEEF's resource list—free/low-cost tools for operations...

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...

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