Grants of $500 to $2,500 are currently available through The Conservation Fund to local greenways projects including planning, design, or development. Contact American Greenways Program at: The Conservation Fund 1800 N. Kent St. Suite 1120 Arlington, VA 22209
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI)
Seed grants of $200 to $2,000 are available to state and local conservation groups for river protection projects. National Rivers Coalition, American Rivers Inc. 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Washington, DC 20013
The Global Relief Heritage Forest Program, American Forestry Association
Grants are available, in unspecified amounts, for tree planting on public lands. American Forestry Association P.O. Box 2000 Washington, DC 20013
The Design Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts
Grants are also available, in unspecified amounts, to promote excellence in urban design, historic preservation, planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. National Endowment for the Arts Nancy Hawks Center, Room 625 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20506
National, regional, and local foundations may be able to fund trail development. The National Foundation Center maintains a database of foundations.
Corporate donations have been used to build boardwalks, interpretive signage, trail furniture, and provide funds for annual awards programs.