Featured Grants:

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program is targeting projects that would acquire and/or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving jurisdictions delineated by the US Census Bureau from the 2020 Census as having populations of 30,000 or more people with priority given to projects located in economically disadvantaged areas lacking in outdoor recreation opportunities. These awards help underserved communities address outdoor recreation deficits by supporting projects in cities and densely populated urbanized areas that create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and form connections between people and the outdoors. LWCF Competitive Grants may be used for the acquisition or development (or a combination) of lands and facilities that will provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public.

Please Note:

  • Minimum request: $300,000.00
  • Minimum total project cost: $600,000.00
  • Grants require a minimum of 1:1 match from the state, local, or private sources.
  • Contact Char Binstock for more information and for instructions on how to obtain a reapplication at or at (701) 328.5364. 

Outdoor Heritage Fund
: Open
Deadline: May 3, 2021

North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund was established in 2013 as a multi-million-dollar program to provide grants to support conservation, including the establishment and development of parks and other recreation areas. Learn more.

Additional Grant Opportunities:


Grant: Summer of 2022 Life Jacket Grant 
Deadline: Febraury 1

One of our programs is the Life Jacket Loaner Program which is part of a larger grant project funded by the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. There are currently over 950 loaner stations in 47 states funded by the Sea Tow Foundation. Over 83,000 life jackets with sizes ranging from infant to XL adult have been distributed since 2008.

Grant: Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S. Grants 
Deadline: March 1

The Polaris Industries T.R.A.I.L.S. (Trail Development; Responsible Riding; Access; Initiatives; Lobbying; Safety) Grant Program promotes safe and responsible riding and preserves access. Funds support trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying, and other projects to increase and maintain land access. 

Grant: Service Objects In-Kind Grants
Deadline: Ongoing

Service Objects In-Kind Grants will support organizations that encourage environmental leadership through the reduction of waste, and caring for our resources. We will provide in-kind donations to organizations that are working to encourage environmental conservation, as well as providing education for both personal and environmental health.

Grant: Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grants 
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will make awards to nonprofits, municipalities and other tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. 

Grant: CAN’d Aid Crush It Crusade Grants
Deadline: Ongoing

The CAN’d Aid Foundation is accepting applications from communities, local organizations, and local government entities to help support recycling programs. The Foundation awards small grants to fund program expenses including signage and education and also provides in-kind recycling tents and bins and training on sustainable waste management. The typical award amount is $5,000

Grant: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing

This program supports the planting of fruitful trees and plants to alleviate hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities and improving the surrounding environment at community gardens, city and state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, schools and other locations where they will serve the greater community. 

Grant: Waste Management Charitable Giving
Deadline: Ongoing

Waste Management offers charitable gifts to promote civic pride, economic development, and revitalization. Waste Management primarily supports environmental initiatives, including promoting parklands and green spaces for people to enjoy and play and environmental education initiatives targeted at middle and high school students.

GrantUSGA Alliance Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing

With funding from the U.S. Golf Association (USGA), the National Alliance for Accessible Golf is providing financial assistance and resources to make golf more accessible to people with disabilities. Grants are generally limited to $20,000.

Grant: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides grants, low-interest direct loans and/or combinations of the two to develop essential community facilities in rural areas, including public facilities, community support services and local food systems such as community gardens and food hubs.

GrantUSTA Facility Assistance Program
Deadline: Ongoing

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) is offering technical and financial support to improve tennis facilities across the country. Selected communities will be appointed project consultants from the USTA National staff, who will deliver personalized support and service.