It’s no surprise that park and trail projects require lots of funding. Grants issued by government and private entities can help friends groups and park and trail land management agencies accomplish a wide variety of projects.
To aid in your search for a grant that might be a good fit for your group or project, we’ve created a snapshot for each grant, which identifies the grant’s key features with icons. Find Search Suggestions before digging in and view the Icon Key to identify which icons you should be looking for.
Identify categories and icons that are relevant to your group or project
Search by category and select an option from the drop down list
Glance at the grants for any other icons that are relevant to your group
Click on a grant to find more information
Go directly to the granting organization’s website for even more details
Unfortunately, at this time, you cannot search for grants using multiple criteria (e.g. Infrastructure AND Trail grants). You will need to select one or the other, and then peruse the quick looks to identify other criteria you are looking for.
This grant guide would not exist without the many dedicated professionals working on grant programs for parks and trails across Minnesota. A big thank you to the following individuals who provided information and guidance—their assistance in the project is greatly appreciated.
Explore Minnesota Tourism: Lori Peterson
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Sandra Voytovich
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Audrey Mularie & Dave Sobania