Support for Land Acquisition to Conserve Critical Habitats
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America 
Acres for America, a partnership between Walmart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), provides funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements. Preference will be given to projects that achieve more than one of the following program priorities: conserve critical habitats for birds, fish, plants, and wildlife; connect existing protected lands to unify wild places and protect critical migration routes; provide access for people to enjoy the outdoors; and ensure the future of local economies that depend on forestry, ranching, and recreation. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. Nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NFWF regional office to discuss project ideas prior to applying. Pre-proposals are due April 13, 2017; invited full proposals must be submitted by June 29, 2017. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the 2017 Request for Pre-Proposals.

Recognition for Organizations Serving Military Families 
Newman’s Own Awards Program 

Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times are joining together in presenting $200,000 in grants to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation’s military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers and/or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. The application deadline for 2017 is May 2nd. Visit the program’s website to submit an online application.

Grants Promote Companion Pet Programs
Banfield Foundation 

The Banfield Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of pets and communities nationwide. The Foundation’s Pet Advocacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that offer programs designed to keep pets healthy and in loving homes. Priority is given to programs that provide a direct solution to avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families. Examples of funded programs include the following: basic veterinary care for financially-challenged companion pet owners, programs that help vulnerable populations care for or keep their pets, education programs that relate to keeping companion pets and their people together, and behavior modification programs to correct inappropriate companion pet behaviors so that pets may remain in the home. The application deadlines for this program are April 30 and October 31, annually. (The Foundation’s Veterinary Assistance Grants, Flea/Tick Grants, and Disaster Relief Grants accept applications throughout the year.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the various grant opportunities.

Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans Funded
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces initiative provides support to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities. The application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Program Supports Capacity and Professional Development for Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums program supports efforts related to digital technology, diversity and inclusion, evaluation, and organizational management. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.