Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative

The 2023 land trust grant program will fund up to fourteen grants via two tracks:

Capacity and Partnership Projects:
6 grants of $5,000 each

Management and Restoration Projects:
8 grants of $25,000 each

This is an annual grant cycle with the RFP for the small grant program opening in January and proposals due March 1. Funds are dispersed at the end of May.

The grant selection committee’s decisions will be based on the following considerations, summarized below as general evaluation criteria that pertain to all grants and grant specific evaluation criteria related to either the $5,000 or $25,000 grant tracks. Information about grant expectations and awards can be found here.


Funding Agency

The Cornell Lab & Land Trust Alliance



$5,000 and $25,000

Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

March 1, 2023