Current Funding Opportunities

The deadline to apply is January 20, 2023.

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 November 21, 2022.

Every Kid Outdoors Small Grants Program

In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the 2023 cycle of the Every Kid Outdoors Small Grants Program supports the needs of non-profits and schools that connect elementary school-aged youth to public parks, lands, and waters.

This program supports the national “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, which aims to provide 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 deadline to apply is February 17, 2023.

Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program

The Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program grants under-resourced U.S. schools 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.

Please check back regularly for open funding opportunities.

Future Funding Opportunities

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 2023 Parks For All grant application is closed

For more information about our grant programs or about our grant management services, email