The SAF Foresters’ Fund grant program financially assists local SAF units in achieving the goals of the Society. The SAF Bylaws state that the goals of the Fund are to: 

  • Promote education to enhance public understanding of the role of professional foresters in forest resource management,
  • Conduct forest policy activities, and
  • Strengthen state societies, divisions, and chapters in achieving the mission of the Society

Project Ideas

Project proposal must meet at least one of the goals of the Foresters’ Fund. Proposals could include but not limited to: 

  • Public outreach and education. Examples include forestry field days, museum displays, Walk in the Forest activities, education programs for teachers, communications programs, or media relations programs (field tours, editorial board visits, and letter writing campaigns.)
  • Legislative events. Examples include legislative field tours, breakfasts, luncheons, or office visits by SAF members.
  • Local unit support. Examples include special professional development opportunities (guest speakers, joint organizational meetings), website development, membership recruitment/retention, or leadership/media training.


Regular grants (up to $1,500) deadlines are February 15, June 15, and September 15, yearly
Special grants ($1,501 to $5,000) deadline is June 15, yearly
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals will be accepted the next business day.