Conservation & Community Partnerships Grant Program

 

The SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program fosters partnerships between organizations interested in improving forest management in the United States and Canada, and responsible procurement globally. Projects address topics of current importance such as improving wildlife habitat management and conservation of biodiversity, avoiding controversial sources of fiber such as those resulting from illegal logging, and assisting local communities through forest education programs and green building projects for low-income families.

Since 2010, SFI has awarded more than 50 conservation partnership grants totaling more than $1.9 million to foster research and pilot efforts to better inform future decisions about our forests. When leveraged with project partner contributions, that total investment exceeds $7.1 million.

The grant program builds on the fact that SFI is the only forest certification standard in North America that requires participants to support and engage in research activities to improve forestry forest health, productivity and sustainable management of forest resources, and the environmental benefits and performance of forest products. Since 1995, SFI program participants have invested more than $1.3 billion in forest research activities.

 

Grant Categories

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applying for a Grant

The 2014 Grant Request for Proposals period is now closed and the applications are currently being reviewed. Applicants will be advised of decisions in early April. To find out more about the RFP Grant process, click here.

 

Contact Us

For further information or questions, contact:

 

Conservation Grants: USA

Paul Trianosky
Tel: 423-727-7222

Conservation Grants: Canada

Andrew de Vries
Tel: 613-424-8734

Community Grants

Amy Doty
Tel: 202-596-3458