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How to Request Funding

Funding Criteria and Grant Details

To receive a grant from the Public Lands Fund, organizations must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a 501c3 organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 organization 
  • Be based and operate in the United States 
  • Have a primary or programmatic focus on conserving or improving land that is open to the public and/or improving access & equity in the outdoors. 
  • We seek to support organizations who are working directly with underserved communities, and organizations who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led, LGBTQ+-led, or Veteran-led.    

The following initiatives are currently not eligible for a grant from the Public Lands Fund: 

  • Green building projects  
  • Political campaigns 
  • Endowment funds 
  • Organizations without 501c3 status or a fiscal sponsor 
  • Organizations that discriminate based on ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, citizenship or veteran or disability status. 

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Make a Funding Request

To submit a donation request to the Public Lands Fund please submit an application here