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. 

Donation Request


If you meet the above funding criteria and are interested in submitting a request for support, please email with the following information; 

  • Your organization's legal name 
  • If your organization is fiscally sponsored 
  • The name of the organization that is your fiscal sponsor 
  • A brief description of your organization's purpose and primary activities 
  • A description of the support you're seeking and how it will support you in meeting your mission 
  • A deadline for when you're looking to receive such support