Research, Education & Conservation Grant

Denver Field Ornithologists

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Grant amount: Approximately US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Preferred: Colorado Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Mission Statement

This fund provides grants for projects that encourage the study, appreciation, and preservation of both birds and their habitats. Grants are accepted to perform research, conduct educational initiatives, and encourage conservation of critical habitats.  

Examples of recent research grants are the study of Eastern Screech-Owl habitat, Flammulated Owl migration, the Black Swift life cycle, and the effect of grazing practices on bird breeding sites.

Examples of educational grants are those to promote youth to begin bird observation by scholarships to birding camp or by purchasing binoculars or 2-way radios for such camps.

Conservation grants have been given recently for restoration work at Last Chance on the eastern plains and at Dodd Reservoir near Boulder.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The DFO Research, Education, and Conservation Fund provides grants for projects in three areas:
    • education supporting knowledge of birds,
    • research in ornithology, and
    • conservation of birds and their habitat.
  • For multiyear projects we will fund only one year at a time. 


  • Priority will be given to grants that help fulfill the Mission Statement both in content and in the geographic location of the grant.
  • Priority in funding is first the metropolitan area of Denver, then the Front Range, followed by Colorado and the entire United States.


  • We do not fund overhead costs to institutions.