AIM Funded Grantees

Through the AIM Grant Program Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. funds organizations across the country with a focus on programs and projects that increase communities’ ability to overcome barriers to successful community wildfire mitigation. Below is a list of partners COCO’s has been fortunate to fund through AIM.

Indigenous-led organization establishing strong working relationships with Tribes, agencies, universities, and individuals,  to inspire every community to identify, cultivate or reclaim their relationship with nature in this cherished urban forest, now known as Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

Working with private landowners and watershed partners to address natural resource concerns such as upgrading diversion infrastructure, improving water retention and efficiency, forestry and wildfire mitigation, and monitoring soil health.

A volunteer fire department offering emergency and non-emergency services to its community as well, including CPR courses, residential risk reduction education, and participation in community events.

Creating a collaborative environment by providing economic development and resource protection and utilization, while strategically strengthening the local community.

Utilizing the combined expertise and resources of its volunteers to analyze, plan, coordinate, and manage available resources to reduce fire hazards and improve public safety through education and community projects.

Focusing on forests, ranches, clean energy, water, and green markets, helping to ensure both rural communities and urban centers have healthy landscapes, resilient economies, and engaged communities.

Improving and maintaining the ecological health of the Poudre River Watershed through community collaboration.

Providing an all-hazards service, consisting of emergency medical services, rescue (water, rope, vehicle), fire prevention, fire code enforcement, public education, and hazardous material response.

Expanding wildland fire mitigation and suppression efforts by providing specialized fire suppression resources, mobilizing the public in fire prevention efforts, providing public education, conducting on-site wildfire risk assessments, and designing landscape scale and targeted fuels reduction projects.

Focusing on community engagement, education, communication, policy advocacy, and mitigation action aimed at creating fire-adapted communities and resilient landscapes.

Creating a healthy ecosystem within the neighborhoods bordering the Upper Deschutes River within South Deschutes County, Oregon.

Dedicated to community engagement regarding wildfire preparedness and encouraging mitigation actions within our high-fire risk district.

CABS shared mission is to protect and defend the rural and residential character, and to preserve the natural and aesthetic beauty of the Big Sur coast; to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the Big Sur Community; to encourage community service and otherwise act in the
interests of the residents and property owners of Big Sur.

Working with multiple agencies, organizations, tribes and communities to provide a more fire safe landscape to our area.  Our mission is to build a sustainable workforce to provide wildfire education, collaboration, and wildfire resilience to our county.

As an organization we aim to create a “new natural”—a culture that coexists with wildfire and accepts fire as a natural process in our landscape.  We dream of healthy forests and a community that is ready for and adapted to wildfire. 

Empowering people with the tools and ethic to actively care for, and connect with the natural world, while supporting land managers to create healthy and resilient landscapes.

Promoting the wise and sustainable stewardship of natural resources by inspiring responsible conservation practices.

Coordinates, supports, and promotes wildland fire education to broaden the understanding of wildfire’s role in ecosystems, and equips and motivates those who live in or visit Idaho to reduce loss from wildfire.

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards mission is to promote sustainable connections between the land, local economies, and rural communities in the Mt. Adams Region.

Helping mountain and foothills homeowners in Boulder County, Colorado prepare for wildfire.

Promoting management and sustainable use of natural resources as a cornerstone for economic development.


Established to promote, coordinate and support creative solutions that strengthen rural communities, economies and landscapes

Encouraging wise stewardship and conservation of all natural resources for current and future residents of Chelan County.

HWMO’s vision is for the people and places of Hawaii to be wildfire-safe and wildfire-ready through proactive, collaborative, and forward-thinking projects and information exchanges.


WAP inspires, motivates, educates and serves individuals, organizations and communities joining together to protect lives and property from wildfire.


Working with partners across the country to create a more fire resilient society through fire management and community engagement. TEA plans and executes prescribed burns, leads innovative training initiatives, and helps communities plan for wildfires.

To inform, empower, and mobilize county residents to survive and thrive in wildfire-prone environments


Connecting nature, people, and science in a rapidly changing world, understanding that threats to the environment are greater and more impactful than ever before


Engaging the public and facilitating collaborative cross-boundary actions by implementing the National Wildland Fire Management Cohesive Strategy at the local level to create resilient landscapes, build fire adapted communities, increase understanding, and implement projects to protect values at risk.

TAWPC envisions a community where wildfire risk is understood, and resources are sought
to mitigate that risk.

Preserving lives and property in Big Sky, Montana.

Working to foster increased wildfire awareness and adaptation among individual citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, government and other local institutions and organizations.

Helping small, well-defined communities use their best assets to build and enhance their capacity to partner effectively with government and nonprofit agencies in envisioning and realizing a local and comprehensive vision of resilient, sustainable and regenerative development.

Increasing community awareness of wildfire risk while enhancing public safety and community resilience from threats of wildfires in the Appalachian Mountains Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).


Cultivating partnerships, promoting community stewardship, and revitalizing social and ecological systems within the Boulder Creek watershed. Envisioning a watersheds where landscapes and communities thrive. Formally known as Fourmile Watershed Coalition.

Advocating for resource conservation through education and collaborative efforts with willing landowners and organizations that promote economic and ecological sustainability; helping private and public land managers plan and implement projects that conserve and protect natural resources.

Working with private landowners, non-government organizations, and government agencies to implement conservation projects throughout Butte County

Providing a countywide platform that connects practitioners to develop a collective voice to better advocate for wildfire resiliency.

Fostering healthy political understanding through the promotion of community participation in decision making.


JCD provides technical planning, implementation services, and financial assistance to landowners and community members in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Convening local forestry and fire professionals, agencies and community members to build collaborative planning efforts and promote wildfire preparedness and forest health in Yuba County, California.

Preserving and enhancing natural areas and manmade resources by collaboratively mobilizing public and private sectors to make homes, businesses, properties, neighborhoods, communities and the landscape more fire safe.

Wildland Fire Module: solely dedicated to wildfire risk reduction activities and fire suppression and management

Supporting active forest management that increases forest ecosystem health and resilience. Increasingly focused on prescribed fire as a tool for restoring fire adapted ecosystems and reducing wildfire risk.

Engaging in extensive wildfire mitigation and forest restoration projects and initiatives in partnership with neighboring districts and other stakeholders.

Established to restore, protect and enhance the natural systems of the Mattole river watershed

Working with landowners and farmers to manage natural resources in Whatcom County

Working with farmers, ranchers, forest owners, and other residents to help conserve natural resources in Washington state’s largest county.

Dovetail is a highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors by collaborating to develop unique concepts, systems, models and programs.

Providing services within Woodland Hills along with mutual aid to other volunteer and full-time departments in the surrounding area

Focusings on reducing risk and catastrophic losses to resources and property on private land throughout Missoula County.

Dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and education

Working across jurisdictions to implement shared environmental stewardship priorities throughout Washoe territories; building upon these efforts to restore the fire-resilient ecosystems that our communities and future generations depend.

A unification of many people focusing on sustainability practices that integrate modern techniques with the ways of the people before colonial capitalist culture began to dominate

Assisting communities in Huerfano County and adjacent communities to reduce fire risk and recover from wildfire

Supporting the development of resilient, self-reliant communities by assisting veterans who have returned home to successfully re-enter the civilian workforce. Engaging landowners to reduce the risk of wildland fire to life, property, and critical infrastructure.


KWP works in collaboration with landowners, agencies and other partners to conserve, enhance, and restore the natural resources of the Klamath Basin, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the regional economy and local communities.

Dedicated to natural resource conservation and economic development; providing grant management and administration support, fiscal sponsorship, outreach and engagement assistance, facilitation, grant writing and capacity building assistance.

Providing private landowners in Golden Valley and Musselshell Counties with the tools, education and resources to implement conservation practices which protect and promote the wise use of our natural resources.


Engaging the community and facilitating efforts that will enhance, conserve,  sustain and protect the natural resources and rural lifestyle of the Clearwater Watershed for present and future generations.

Bringing together private landowners, public land management and infrastructure agencies, agriculture, local business, and recreation and tourism industries; recognizing these individuals as key parts of the Big Thompson watershed’s unique identity, economy, and health.

Working collaboratively to assess, protect, maintain, and restore the ecosystems of California’s spectacular
Salmon River watershed.

Reducing losses from wildfire through pre-fire activities; working closely with private landowners, Firewise communities, and federal land managers to develop and implement strategic projects and programs.

KCCD provides leadership, technical, educational and financial assistance to landowners and land users in their utilization and management of natural resources.

Developing a safe and effective collaborative response to wildfire in the Alpine area.

Providing homeowners in Island Park with wildfire risk evaluations, slash pick-up and cost-share fuels mitigation projects.

These counties have been active in wildfire risk reduction activities since 1998 and continue to expand grant funded mitigation programs while sharing one full-time Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator.

Mentoring youth in the art and science of wildfire/forest health mitigation while providing landowners in the East Mountains of New Mexico with effective and aesthetically pleasing treatments.

Building a stronger community through a healthier forest

Dedicated and compassionate professionals providing life safety through education, emergency response and community involvement to anyone, anytime.

WRWC promotes wildfire preparedness, prevention and mitigation education throughout Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.

The Blackfoot Challenge is a landowner-based group that coordinates management of the Blackfoot River, its tributaries, and adjacent lands.

Our forests are under stress.  Fire, disease, and a changing climate are destroying millions of acres each year, permanently altering our western landscapes.  We aim to change that by redefining how Americans value their forests, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out what is going on and how you can help.

SRFSN is a support system and catalyst for managers, scientists, policy makers, and citizens to interact and share credible fire science for sound decisions in land management and planning. 

Saint Vrain Creek Coalition

A resilient, ecologically-healthy watershed supporting a sustainable, working river system.

Black Forest Together

Initially, to help the residents of the Black Forest region to recover, rebuild, restore and their lives, protect the Forest’s water quality and ecological health with an emphasis placed on community values, economic stability and the richness of our natural environment today and in the future. Recently, the mission has been expanded to include reforestation of the burn scar through the implementation of the Trees 4 Tomorrow (T4T) Program.

Arkansas Basin Roundtable

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable continues its efforts to solve future water issues collaboratively. 

Coal Creek Canyon Watershed Partnership

Promoting resiliency in the canyon through community engagement and river restoration.

Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition

A resilient and enduring watershed that creates an ecologically healthy river.


Lower Ark is a water conservancy district that has a track record of using innovative ideas to help solve water issues affecting the Lower Arkansas Valley.