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Community Grants



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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 the program began in 2010, SFI has awarded 53 Conservation and 49 Community Partnership grants totaling more than $3.4 million to foster conservation and community-building projects. When leveraged with project partner contributions, that total investment exceeds $13.2 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 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 $1.6 billion in forest research activities.


Grant Categories






Completed Grants



Applying for a Grant

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI Inc.) accepts proposals for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program during a limited period of time each year. In 2018, the application period opened Monday, August 6, and applications were accepted through Tuesday October 9, 2018. To learn about the grants program, and to get on the list to receive information for next year, contact Rocco Saracina.


Contact Us

For further information or questions, contact:

Conservation Grants: USA
Paul Trianosky
Tel: 423-571-2562

Conservation Grants: Canada
Darren Sleep
Tel: 613-747-2454

Community Grants Amy Doty
Tel: 202-596-3458




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