Current Funding Opportunities

NPS Challenge Cost Share Program

National Park Trust is proud to partner with the National Park Service on the NPS Challenge Cost Share Program, a funding opportunity intended to build collaborations between the National Park Service and community project partners.

Matching awards of up to $25,000 are available for a range of project ideas that promote improved access and opportunities for outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and education in our National Parks, National Trails, and/or Wild and Scenic Rivers. The deadline to apply is April 23.

Future Funding Opportunities

The North Face Canada Explore Fund

If your charitable organization is working on changing the way Canadians think about outdoor participation, accessibility, and protection of the environment, then The North Face wants you to apply.

Eligible projects must be working on introducing under-represented communities to outdoor adventures in new and interesting ways. Applicants may apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding and a minimum of $2,000. COMING IN 2021!

Every Kid Outdoors Transportation Grants Program

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Every Kid Outdoors Transportation Grants Program supports non-profits and schools that are connecting 4th graders with nature, ultimately leading to a nation of outdoor enthusiasts and stewards. This program supports the national “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, which has the goal of providing an opportunity for every 4th-grade student in the country to visit at least one of the more than 2,000 federally managed lands. COMING IN 2021!

Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program

In honor of the 11th annual Kids to Parks Day, celebrated on May 15th this year, National Park Trust is pleased to once again offer our Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program (formally the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest). 

In light of COVID-19 circumstances, this year’s grant will only support distance learning park experiences. The application for 2021 closed on February 26th. The next cycle of the Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program will open in 2022.