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, or Courtney Berner, 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 12, 2021.

Forestry Grant Announcement