Grant Opportunity


Grant Opportunity:

Riverscape Restoration in the Western United States and Northern Mexico


January 2024

The Biophilia Foundation is seeking proposals for projects to improve the resilience of watersheds in arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Two types of grants are available:

  • Grants of $50,000 to $100,000 are available for projects that implement low-tech, process-based, and/or beaver-based restoration of upland streams and rivers.
  • Grants up to $25,000 are available for:
  • Capacity building: Assistance with the development of watershed plans, place-based networks, or preparation of proposals for federal or state grants
  • Engagement: Outreach to landowners and land managers to improve the availability of information available and make implementation achievable

The Biophilia Foundation also welcomes enquiries regarding capacity building for riverscape restoration, research (primarily carbon sequestration, climate change adaptation, and other riparian ecosystem services), innovative finance, and improving the availability of information available to landowners and land managers.

The target geography for these grants includes arid or semi-arid regions of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Nuevo León.

For more information, including how to submit a proposal, see the 2024 Riverscape Restoration RFP and Biophilia’s indirect cost policy.


July 2024

The August and November deadlines will be combined. All grant applications received between June 1 and November 22, 2024, will be considered together in December.