Collaborative Grant Organizing Program


Houston Wilderness' Collaborative Grant Organizing (CGO) Program serves regional stakeholders through convening to discuss a multitude of grant opportunities and facilitating the packaging of multi-partner funding requests for submission to federal and state agencies. Through detailed coordination of regional conservation, environmental or nature-based infrastructure projects, Houston Wilderness assists the environmental community in leveraging additional funds for the 13+ county Gulf-Houston Region. Since 2013, the CGO Program has assisted in facilitating funding for over 1.2 million in nature-based projects and initiatives benefiting the Gulf-Houston Region.

Houston Wilderness is currently working with over 125 different partners on the following grant awards:

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Developing the Next Generation of Conservationist

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Gulf-Houston Monarch Flyway Strategy & Tri -Regional Monarch Flyway Strategy (See more at

  • Gulf Houston RCP: Galveston Bay Living Shorelines with Oyster Reefs Facilitation Projects - 2017 & 2018

    Houston Wilderness has submitted collaborative proposals to the following entities and their grant programs under the CGO program:

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - various programs

  • Restore the Texas Coast - Gulf Oil Spill Funds - NRDA, NFWF, RESTORE

  • TCEQ & TSSWCB - Nonpoint Source Programs

  • Texas General Land Office - Texas Coastal Management Program

  • EPA - Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements

  • US FWS - North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA)

  • EPA – Research Grant Program and various Environmental Justice Program

FOR CURRENT CGO PARTNERS: To report on project activities and outcomes of collaborative grant(s) where you are a partner, please click the button below.  To obtain the password to complete the form email:

As of Feb 2018