Current Funding Opportunities

Southern California Kids to Parks Grant Program

National Park Trust, in partnership with Edison International, is thrilled to offer the 2024 Southern California Kids to Parks Grants Program.  Open to Title I schools based in the Southern California Edison service area (Map of Eligible Locations) for grades 3 through 8, this grant program provides classrooms with up to $1,500 for in-park outdoor experiences.

Funding can be used towards program fees, transportation costs, stewardship supplies, and any other materials needed for a robust learning experience.

Application closes on November 17th

at 11:59 pm PST

Every Kid Outdoors Small Grants Program

In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the 2024 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.

Application closes on November 30th

at 11:59 pm PST

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.

Application closes on January 12, 2024

at 11:59 pm HST

Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program

The Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program helps under-resourced U.S. schools and students to 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 $1,000 for in-park experiences.

Application closes on February 2, 2024

at 11:59 pm HST

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.

Apply now for a Hydro Flask product donation (rolling application). Check back in August 2024 for information on the 2025 financial grant program.

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