NEW! DigitalGlobe Foundation - Satellite Imagery for Environment and Natural Resources


The DigitalGlobe Foundation makes awards of archive satellite imagery for research and applied projects in climate change, land use, coastal development, forest management, wildlife corridors, water management, fisheries management, agricultural planning, disaster response and recovery, and other topics in environment and natural resources.


Grant recipients are students and professors for projects in which the data will not be used commercially.


Applications can be submitted at any time. +info



NEW! Ecologia - The Virtual Foundation


Ecologia aims to build global connections that create civil society and support environmental, social, and economic sustainability.


In support of these objectives, Ecologia established the Virtual Foundation to raise financial contributions over the internet, and to steer this funding towards project implementers in partner countries.


The partner countries are Argentina, Belarus, China, Georgia, Honduras, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Nepal, Nicaragua, Russia, São Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan.


Grants are up to US$5 thousand, with preference for projects under US$2 thousand.


There is no calendar deadline. +info


NEW! Nestlé Foundation - Human Nutrition in Developing Countries.  


The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries.


Priority is given to projects which lead to sustainable developments with strong elements of capacity building, and the implementation of the results of a research project should be immediate and sustainable. Highly sophisticated nutrition research of mainly academic interest without public health relevance has lower priority for support as well as solely laboratory based studies or animal experimentation.


In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for sustainable improvement of nutritional status and public health.


The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants.


Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries.


Letters of intent can be submitted at any time. + info



NEW! Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) - Esri Conservation Grant Program


Esri is an international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS, and geodatabase management applications.


Esri offers free or discounted GIS software, hardware, data, training, and services to support groups and individuals working for social and environmental benefit.


Esri's Conservation Grant Program makes GIS grants to non-profit organizations, programs, and individuals active in public service and nature conservation in any country.


There are no grant cycles or deadlines. + info



NEW! Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) - Leapfrog Conservation Fund

The Leapfrog Conservation Fund supports the creation of new reserves and the expansion of existing reserves for important amphibian habitat in tropical regions.


The priority is habitat supporting endangered and critically endangered amphibian species.


Proposals must demonstrate how the proposed actions will be implemented locally, and how the protected area will be managed over the long-term.


Applications are invited from not-for-profit entities and NGOs in the country where the project is located.


There is no limit on the amount of grant requests, and no application deadline. + info


NEW! U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - U.S. Ambassador’s Fund in Pakistan


The Ambassador's Fund Program in Pakistan is a 5-year program to provide resources for Pakistan’s grassroots organizations and community groups.


Priority areas for support include wildlife conservation; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and several others.


Grants are up to US$75 thousand for up to one year.


The applying communities and civil society groups are expected to provide local contributions in cash, labor, or materials.


Applications are submitted and reviewed on a rolling (continuous) basis. + info


NEW! DigitalGlobe Foundation Awards


Awards for archive Satellite Imagery for research and applied projects in climate change, land use, coastal development, forest management, wildlife corridors, water management, fisheries management, agricultural planning, disaster response and recovery, and other topics in environment and natural resources.   


Grant recipients are students and professors for projects in which the data will not be used commercially.


Applications can be submitted at any time.+ info 


NEW! Jephcott Charitable Trust 


The Jephcott Charitable Trust in the UK makes grants for charitable purposes in the subject areas of population control, natural environment, education, and health.


Projects in the theme of Natural Environment include examples in small-scale agriculture, livestock production, horticulture, agricultural training, community water supply, environmental education, tree planting, renewable energy, and others.


Eligibility for grants extends to registered charities and properly constituted organizations in all parts of the world.


There is no application deadline. + info


NEW! Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund -Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) offers small grants up to US$10 thousand to protect key biodiversity areas in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot that are under immediate and urgent threat.


The announcement lists the eligible key biodiversity areas in Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Applications can be made by NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants.


Letters of inquiry (English, French, Portuguese) can be submitted at any time. +info 


NEW! Maximpact Online Funding for Sustainable Development


Maximpact is an online platform to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropic funders to share information and form partnerships in support of funding for sustainable development.


Subject areas in Maximpact include agriculture, clean technology, sustainable construction, renewable energy, environmental conservation, pollution control, natural resources management, and water resources.+ info


NEW! Rare - Grassroots Conservation


Rare aims to build the capacity of conservation leaders in developing countries to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment.


Rare does this by choosing local implementing partners that lead “pride campaigns” to inspire communities to take pride in their natural heritage, and to work towards conservation solutions that do not sacrifice other needs.


Rare currently runs programs in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Mozambique, and Latin America.


Applications without calendar deadlines. + info


NEW! Nando Peretti Foundation - Support for Nature Conservation


The Nando Peretti Foundation supports a wide range of charitable causes, including nature conservation (with a focus on birds and wildlife) in Europe and developing countries.


Grants are made to non-profit organizations and/or associations, which register with the Foundation.


Applications are accepted throughout the year. +Info  


NEW! Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs - DRIVE Infrastructure Projects


The Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE) is a program of Dutch support for infrastructural projects in the areas of water; climate; food security; and sexual and reproductive health and rights.


The program offers funding support to entrepreneurs worldwide for construction projects in the eligible DRIVE subject areas and countries.


Funding ranges from €5 million to €60 million (including financing costs).


Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis. + info 


NEW! International SeaKeepers Society - Discovery Yachts Program


The International SeaKeepers Society supports the Discovery Yachts Program to promote marine research, education, and conservation.


The program enables marine scientists to conduct oceanographic research by placing them on member vessels.


SeaKeepers maintains a database of yacht owners willing to donate time, fuel, provisions, and expertise aboard their vessels.


Research missions aboard participating yachts may take place in any coastal or offshore waters where legally permitted.


Proposals are accepted on a rolling (continuous) basis. + info


NEW! Idea Wild - Equipment and Supplies for Conservation


Idea Wild is a nonprofit organization to provide equipment and supplies in support of biodiversity conservation in developing countries.


Grants are to individuals of any nationality engaged in biodiversity conservation, education, or research in the developing countries.


An application should include a detailed description of the requested equipment, as well as contact information for the company that sells each item of the equipment.


Idea Wild provides internet links to suppliers of the most frequently requested equipment items in order to help applicants choose and identify the items. + info


NEW! Erik Hosking Charitable Trust - Writing, Photos, and Art about Birds and Natural History


The Erik Hosking Trust supports projects of scientific and conservation value on birds and other subjects of natural history through the media of writing, photography, painting, and illustration.


Grants of up to £750 may be awarded to suitable candidates from any country.


The application deadline is 30 September each year. + info


NEW! Environmental Research and Education Foundation - Research on Solid Waste


The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include:

  • waste minimization
  • recycling
  • waste conversion to energy
  • biofuels, chemicals, and other products
  • waste diversion to other uses and landfills.

There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply.


Previously awarded grants have ranged from US$15 thousand to over US$500 thousand, normally for projects of about two years.


The deadlines for pre-proposals are 06 January and 01 June of each year. + info



NEW! Lawrence Foundation - Grants for Environment 


The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, education, and other themes.


There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented.


Average grant size is over US$10 thousand.


The two deadlines for applications are 30 April and 01 November of each year. + info 



NEW! International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - CARPE Small Grants in Central Africa


The IUCN makes small grants through the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE).


The grants aim to build the capacity of civil society in countries of Central Africa for governance and policy in the conservation and management of natural resources.


Eligibility for grants extends to legally recognized nonprofit organizations such as local NGOs, community-based organizations, local associations, NGO research centers, independent researchers, and university students.


Women and minor groups are especially welcome to apply.


Grants are a maximum of US$30 thousand.


Applications (French, English) are reviewed at the end of January and the end of June. + info


NEW! Monsanto Fund 2016 - Grants to Strengthen Farming Communities 2016


The Monsanto Fund makes grants in support of agricultural communities around the world.


Grants of US$25 thousand and more are available to tax-exempt charitable organizations for activities and projects that address farmers' education and training, food security, community, water and sanitation and other local needs.


Monsanto's international grants are administered at the country level.


The Fund presents a list of eligible countries.


Monsanto accepts international applications during two periods each year. The first period ranges from 01 January through 28 February. The second period ranges from 01 July through 31 August. + info


NEW!  WWF in India - Small Grants Program


WWF-India offers grants up to Rs. 400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years.


Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities.


Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF's program in India.


The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year. + info 


NEW! International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) - Funded Postdoctoral Research in Environment.


Each year, IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects.


IIASA's interests include energy, ecosystems services and management, mitigation of air pollution and greenhouse gases, water, and others.


Additionally, IIASA supports flagship projects for Arctic Futures, Tropical Futures, Global Water Futures, and others.


The application deadlines are 01 April and 01 October. + info