Current Funding Opportunities

Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program

The Kids to Park Day School Grants Program provides grants to under-resourced schools in the U.S. to help students discover and explore parks, historic sites, public lands, and waters. Title I, pre-K through 12 classrooms in the U.S and its territories are eligible to apply for grants of up to $500 for distance learning experiences OR up to $1,000 for in-park experiences.

The 2022 Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program application is now open The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.

Future 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 next cycle will open in spring 2022.

Hydro Flask Parks For All Program

Hydro Flask’s Parks For All Program supports nonprofit organizations focused on building, restoring, maintaining, or providing more equitable access to parks and recreational public lands and/or beaches and coastal areas.

The 2022 Parks For All grant application is now closed. Please check back in August 2022 for information about next year’s program.

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.

The 2021 EKO Transportation Grants Program application is now closed. Please check back next fall for information on the 2022 cycle. To read the 2021 grant information and criteria, click the button below.