Sunlight streams through the trees in a maple forest near Minocqua, Wisconsin

Cooperative Forestry Funding

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives is pleased to invite proposals to receive $5,000-$25,000 to fund development of Wisconsin-based cooperatives or cooperative groups (e.g. associations, networks, informal collaborations) in the following areas:

  • Forest management
  • Forest-related products
  • Biomass energy
  • Forest-owner policy initiatives
  • Support for existing forestry cooperatives or associations

Applicants must be a non-profit or cooperative organization to apply and will be required to match at least 50% of the grant funds received. Please note that in previous years UW/County Extension offices were encouraged to apply. Given the reorganization of UW Extension within UW-Madison, we can no longer award grant funds to UW/County Extension. However, Extension offices and agents can be partners on projects and otherwise support other types of applicants. 

Please direct grant related questions to Kelly Maynard,, 608-262-9751.

To apply, please send a description of your proposed project (2 to 4 pages) and letters of commitment from individuals or organizations providing in-kind match to Kelly Maynard, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, kelly.maynard@wisc.eduProposals are due by February 17, 2023.

Forestry Grant Announcement