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Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
2121 K Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC

Phone: 202-596-3450
Fax: 202-596-3451
Email: info@sfiprogram.org
Url: http://www.sfiprogram.org/community-conservation/conservation-community-partnerships-grant-program/

Primary Contact:
Mr. Rocco Saracina
Conservation Coordinator
Phone: 423-727-7222
Email: rocco.saracina@sfiprogram.org

Additional Contact Information:
Conservation Grants: U.S.
Paul Trianosky
Phone: 4423-571-2562
Email: paul.trianosky@sfiprogram.org

Conservation Grants: Canada
Andrew de Vries
Phone: 613-424-8734
Email: andrew.devries@sfiprogram.org

Community Grants
Amy Doty
Phone: 202-596-3458
Email: amy.doty@sfiprogram.org

Geographic Scope:

Geographic Focus: 
Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply.

Type of Organization: Other Sources

Total Annual Giving:  Not Available

Grant Range: $5,000 - $30,000

Eligibility Requirements:
Nonprofit organizations

Application Deadlines:
October 10, 20165
(The 2017 deadline will be available in the summer.)

Areas of Interest:
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program provides grants for projects that support partnerships between organizations interested in improving forest management in the U.S. and Canada and responsible procurement globally.

Grants are provided in the following categories:

Conservation Grants
For this grant cycle, priority will be given to projects that measure, demonstrate, or establish methodologies to demonstrate, the conservation-related values of SFI-certified forestlands, or such values that result from application of the SFI Fiber Sourcing standard. Ideally such projects will be scalable to a regional, or bio-regional scale (e.g., Ponderosa Pine forests, Boreal Plains, Longleaf Pine ecosystem, the central hardwood forest, etc.). Particular attention will be paid to applications focused on conservation values in the areas of water, climate change (including both carbon attributes and forest resiliency), and biodiversity.

Secondary priority will be given to innovative projects related to the application of the SFI Forest Management or Fiber Sourcing standards, particularly in the areas of climate change, forest health, wildlife, fish, biodiversity. Projects which support the growth of SFI certification within the Aboriginal/Tribal community, or which enhance the capacity of this community to assess and manage natural and cultural resources are also supported.
Conservation Grants generally range from $15,000 to $30,000.

Community Grants
This program strives to connect communities to forests and to educate the next generation of future forest leaders.

For this grant cycle, priority will be given to projects that:

  • connect youth to forests;
  • train and educate current and future practitioners and professionals including, but not limited to loggers, resource managers, estate planners, or architects;
  • support and promote Aboriginal, Tribal, and heritage values;
  • support underserved communities through forestry, with a focus on urban forestry, rural communities, and/or minority landowners;
  • promote best practices for using forest products certified to SFI standards, including programs such as "It Starts at Home" and partnerships with Habitat for Humanity; and,
  • demonstrate the conservation values of SFI-certified forests through community-related projects.

Community Grants generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Application Procedures:
Application guidelines and forms are available on the SFI website when the funding cycle is open.

EIN: 80-0030060

Last Updated: 8/1/2016