What We Support

Grant Guidelines

Foundation Goal

The Forever Our Rivers Foundation endeavors to fund River Health Partners and projects that bring the greatest benefit to sustainable river health.

:::   Spring grant cycle will be announced March 13, 2020 with applications due by May 15, 2020. This cycle the foundation will offer community river grants up to $5,000. You must be a River Health Partner to apply. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the announcement. :::

Forever Our Rivers supports projects that advance the Foundation’s mission of protecting and enhancing rivers.

Examples of projects we will consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Riparian invasive plant control and native plant restoration
  • River and riverside trail construction
  • Public access and boat launch area improvements
  • Interpretative signage
  • Water transactions to enhance river flows
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Instream modifications for aquatic habitat and/or recreational benefit

Some of the groups we have supported include RiversEdge West, Colorado Canyons Association, Grand Valley Anglers, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Grand Valley Audubon Society, Colorado West Land TrustFriends of the Verde River, and Colorado Riverfront Foundation.



“Don’t tell fish stories where people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”

- Mark Twain

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”

- Laura Gilpin

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.”

- John Wesley Powell

“I love any discourse of rivers, fish and fishing.”

- Izaak Walton


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