The next deadline for California State Parks Foundation’s Competitive Grant Program is May 24th. These are grants (usually ranging from $200-$6,000) that are awarded to groups to benefit California’s state park system. In general (and as funds permit), CSPF grants will be targeted in four main areas: Volunteer Efforts and Recognition; Education and Interpretation; Natural and Cultural Resource Protection; and Capacity Building for cooperating associations. CSPF also makes a number of discretionary grants each year that may fall outside the main target areas. Qualified non-profit groups are encouraged to apply. For more information on this grant program, and to access an application, please visit their website.