​Shortgrass prairie | Credit: Greg Knadle

​Indirect Cost Calculator

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is providing the Indirect Cost Calculator tool to assist applicants with calculating the allowable amount of indirect costs that can be included in proposal budgets, as applicable. Use of the tool is entirely optional. The version and contents of the tool will be updated periodically. Applicants are encouraged to use the version posted on NFWF’s website (instead of saving a version to your computer) to ensure that any changes to calculation methodologies are captured. If you have further questions about the Indirect Cost Calculator, contact your program lead or assigned Grants Administrator.

You will need to know your organization’s applicable indirect cost base (or MTDC), the applicable indirect rate, and proposal budget in US dollar values. To use the tool, simply open the link below and follow steps 1-2 as indicated. Based on the information entered, the indirect cost amount will populate in green text in the bottom left corner of the page.

Open Indirect Cost Calculator


 Contact Information


If you have questions concerning your application, please contact the staff member listed in your RFP. You can also email info@nfwf.org.


 Due Dates

  • 9/23/2019
    Northern Great Plains Program
    Applicant Webinar

  • 9/24/2019
    Hawaii Conservation Program
    Kuahiwi a Kai Applicant Webinar

  • 9/30/2019
    Northern California Forests and Watersheds
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 9/30/2019
    Sea Turtles
    Pre-Proposal Deadline

  • 10/17/2019
    Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative
    Pecos Watershed Full Proposal Deadline

  • 10/18/2019
    Hawaii Conservation Program
    Kuahiwi a Kai Pre-proposal Deadline

  • 10/22/2019
    Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline: PA Local Government Implementation Grants

  • 11/11/2019
    Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
    Notification Deadline

  • 11/11/2019
    Sea Turtles
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 11/12/2019
    Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline