Potential funding sources

In the following table you will find potential funding sources for your organisation with details and links provided.

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Potential funderName of fundFocusFunding criteriaContact infoMaximumDeadlineApplication
US Fish & Wildlife ServiceWildlife Without Borders: Critically Endangered Animals Conservation FundTo provide funding for projects that work to protect critically endangered species in Africa, Asia, South America, and OceaniaNote: applicants need a DUNS no.

Only species classified as Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List are eligible.

To submit a grant application:
1. Read the Notice of Funding Availability
2. Read the Assistance Award Guidelines
3. Complete the Application Cover Page
For questions, email wwb_ceacf@fws.govUS$ 25,00015 May (annual cycle)Application Cover Page
US Fish & Wildlife ServiceWildlife Without Borders: Latin America and the Caribbean ProgramTo strengthen the ability of local people and organisations to deliver effective nature conservationNote: applicants need a DUNS no.

To submit a grant application:
1. Read the Notice of Funding Availability
2. Read the Assistance Award Guidelines
3. Complete the Application Cover Page
For questions, email wwb_lac@fws.gov-15 April (annual cycle)Application Cover Page
US Fish & Wildlife ServiceWildlife Without Borders: Marine Turtle Conservation FundTo ensure the long-term survival of sea turtles, maintaining an international approachNote: applicants need a DUNS no.

To submit a grant application:
1. Read the Notice of Funding Availability
2. Read the Assistance Award Guidelines
3. Complete the Application Cover Page
For questions, email mscf_marineturtle@fws.gov-1 October and 1 April (annual cycle)Application Cover Page
US Fish & Wildlife ServiceWildlife Without Borders: Amphibians in Decline FundA dedicated fund to protects frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians.Note: applicants need a DUNS no.

To submit a grant application:
1. Read the Notice of Funding Availability
2. Read the Assistance Award Guidelines
3. Complete the Application Cover Page
For questions, email wwb_ad@fws.gov-1 May (annual cycle)Application Cover Page
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationCoral Reef Conservation Fund 2014 RFPConservation Priorities:
1. Enhance Management Capacity for Improved Ecosystem-Based Management
2. Apply NOAA-training programme lessons through pilot projects
3. Increase management capacity in priority regions (only Saba and St. Eustatius are included)

Click here for more information.
Note: applicants need a DUNS no.

- Focus on at least one of the conservation priorities
- Innovative approach
- Long-term sustainability
- Matching funds
- Duration 12-24 months
Erin Hofmann

Michelle Pico
MATCHING FUNDS have to be supplied!!

Average range: US$ 40,000 - 75,000
Online pre-proposals: 5 February 2014

Full proposal invitation: March 2014

Full proposal due: 15 April 2014
Online pre-proposal application.

Full proposal by invitation only.
Mitsubishi CorporationFoundation for the Americas"A nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural areas in developing countries"Only direct grants and donations to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the U.S. or their equivalents overseas.

More information
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas
655 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Best time for application: 1st quarter of the yearOnline application
Disney Worldwide Conservation FundAnnual Conservation GrantsThe proposal should be cooperative in nature and clearly contribute to the conservation of endangered or threatened species in the wildAll information can be found in a very comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions documentClaire Martin
US$ 25,000Letters of inquiry: 3rd February 2014

Completed applications: 3rd March
Online application
Disney Worldwide Conservation FundRapid Response FundEmergency funding for urgent environmental or conservation needs.Information on eligibility, criteria and more can be found in this Information DocumentClaire Martin
US$ 5,000Year round. Review within two weeks after submittal, funds distributed within four in case of grant.Online application
SeaWorld Parks & EntertainmentSeaWorld/Busch Gardens Conservation Fund 2014Projects need to be science-based, solution-driven and community-oriented.

Frequently Asked Questions
Projects are supported in 4 key categories: Species Research, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Habitat Protection, Conservation Education.

Detailed information
swbgfund@seaworld.comUS$ 25,0001st December 2013Application form
US Fish & Wildlife ServiceNeotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act ProgrammeHow to apply?

Frequently Asked Questions
Note: applicants need a DUNS no. and a SAM registration to be able to receive funds through Grants.gov

Detailed Selection Criteria incl. checklist
Applications can be sent to neotropical@fws.gov or fill out online on Grants.govUS$ 200,0003rd December 2013Application template
Conservation Leadership ProgrammeFuture Conservationist Progamme

Call for Applications
- Target species must be
designated as CR, EN, VU (or DD) by the IUCN Red List
- Priority is given to ‘priority sites’ such as Alliance for Zero Extinction sites, Important Bird Areas, Key Biodiversity Areas, Ramsar sites, Natural World Heritage Sites.
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Note: Only Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten are eligible!
CLP Awards are for:
- team-based conservation projects
- early-career conservationists with no more than 5 years of paid work experience in the conservation sector.
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clp@birdlife.orgUS$ 15,00011th November 2013Guidelines for application

Application form
NOAA - NOS - US Department of CommerceCoral Reef Conservation Program - International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements- Build regional MPA networks
- Address climate change impact on coral reefs
- Capacity building
- Strengthen policy

More information...
Note: Only Saba and St. Eustatius are eligible, but only in a cooperative agreement with at least 1 other preferred Caribbean country (see document page 4 and 5)

Several letters of support from local government departments and management organisations are required (see document page 5)
Submit applications:

For more information:
Scott Frew
US$ 300,000 (over a 2-yr period)Pre-applications: 6th December 2013

Final applications (invitation-only): 28th February 2014
Application form (latest Adobe Reader required)

All additional information needed to complete the application can be found in the Application Instructions
Royal Bank Of Canada (RBC)Blue Water ProjectInitiatives that help protect and preserve water in urban areas with a focus on:
- Management of urban storm or rain water
- Innovative use of water in towns and cities
- Protection and restoration of urban waterways
- Improved urban water quality
Eligibility criteria:
- Organisation is a registered charity
- RBC has a business presence
- Not purely research or solely infrastructure-related
More information...
Online Contact and FAQ pageCommunity Action Grants: US$ 1,000 - 10,000
Leadership Grants: US$ 10,000 - 100,000
Application for 2014 grants will open end of 2013Online application
Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation FundMohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation FundThe conservation of endangered species listed as 'endangered (EN)' of 'critically endangered (CR)' on the IUCN Red List.- Species listed on IUCN Red List as EN or CR (e.g. sea turtles, Lesser Antillian Iguana, Aruban Island Rattlesnake, and more
- Conservation work is done in situ
- Professional development of young conservationists
General enquiries

Nicolas Heard
US$ 25,00031 October 2013Online application
Nationaal Groenfonds (National Greenfund)Natuurprijs 2013 (Nature prize 2013)Nature prize is awarded to the one project that fits the annual theme the best. Annual theme 2013 is "To your health". Projects should combine "Nature" and "Health" to be eligible.
More information...
Dorit Bouwman
+31(0)6 22 48 67 80
1st prize: US$ 13,000 (€ 10,000)
Runner-up: US$ 3,250 (€ 2,500)
16 September 2013Application form (English)
Application form (Dutch)
SPAW-RACSmall Grants FundImplementation of a cooperation programme for the protected areas listed under the SPAW Protocol- Only proposals from SPAW areas are eligible
- MPA staff involved in the project coordination or implementation
... and more
Georgina Bustamante
Franck Gourdin
US$ 12,000Proposals: 13 Sept. 2013
Project End: 30 April 2014
Information sheet
Solution Search Sponsored by RARE and The Nature Conservancy."Adapting to a Changing Climate" contest. The contest seeks local solutions for how communities can adapt to their changing environments.1. Adaptation to climate change through sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
2. Decrease dependence on resources and/or improve the ability to cope with loss of resources.
info@solutionsearch.org1st prize: US$ 20,000
Other prizes listed here.
19 July 2013Application form
Ornithological Council (OC)Small Grants Programme for Ornithological Work in Latin America and the CaribbeanEligible projects:
- region Mexico, Caribbean, South America
- integrate bird research and conservation
- improve the likelihood of success of a specific conservation project
Grants will be made to members of any of the OC member societies. An applicant must be willing to join an OC member society if he/she receives an award and is not already a member.For assistance:
Ellen Paul
For additional information:
Dr. Gwen Brewer
US$ 7,500 per year for 3 years31 July 2013Online application
Wereld Natuur FondsINNO fundThe INNO fund aims to support innovative projects within or outside the Netherlands for international conservation. It is intended as a startup fund Project applications must be:
- innovative
- linked to international conservation
- concrete
- pilot for other projects
- build NGO capacity
Michelle Beukenkamp
US$ 13,000 (€ 10,000)Every three monthsApplication form
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationSeabird Conservation ProgramWorks to improve the conservation status of seabirds in the Caribbean and Pacific, including albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels, storm petrels, tropicbirds, alcids, terns and others. No current announcementsClaude Gascon, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Science, Evaluation and Programs
MATCHING FUNDS Business plan required
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationSea Turtle Conservation Initiative Works to restore leatherbacks, Kemp’s ridleys, loggerheads, and hawksbills in the Northwest Atlantic and leatherbacks, loggerheads and hawksbills in the Eastern Pacific. No current announcementsMichelle Pico
Program Director, Marine Conservation
National Fish and Wildlife FoundationGreat Migrations and Crucial Corridors Conservation ProgramAims to preserve North America's most important wildlife migrations by targeting critical bottlenecks and key linkages. Current priorities:
Cabinet Yaak Wildlife Corridors
Path of the Pronghorn
Anthony Chatwin, Ph.D.
Director, Marine and Coastal Conservation
MATCHING FUNDS Spring and Fall cycles
Pre-proposal: June, November
Online application. Business plan required
Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds NLPBCF supports projects that are:
- aimed at sustainable conservation of native wildlife in the Netherlands;
- aimed at the enhancement of nature in rural areas;
- aimed at raising awareness of the importance of nature conservation in the Netherlands.
US$ 13,000 - 99,000 (€ 10,000 - 75,000)
Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds Caribisch GebiedFund supports activities such as protection of specific natural and restoration of special sites- Concrete projects and activities
- Projects aimed at a wide audience
Michèle Russel-Capriles
Kaya Fraternan di Skèrpènè 1
Tel: 767-1584/747-4922
Fax: 747-2922
Application form
Prince Bernhard Nature FundFund's mission is to support small, preferably local initiatives towards the conservation and wise use of nature and our natural resource base. Focus: Africa, Asia and Latin America.Fund prefers to act as a catalyzer of larger initiatives, and link its project support as much as possible to larger themes and organizations.nature@pbnf.nlUS$ 32,000 (€ 25,000)1st April
1st September
Application form
UNEP/CaMPAM/GCFISmall Grant Fund: strengthening MPAsBuilding management capacity, trainings, promote knowledge exchangeGeorgina Bustamante
US$ 8,000
UNEP/CaMPAM/GCFISmall Grant Fund: sustainable fisheriesDevelop sustainable fisheries and/or alternative livelihoodsGeorgina Bustamante
US$ 15,000
Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF)Current call:
Ecosystems profiling for the tropical Andes
Protecting biodiversity hot spots, empowering civil societyCo financing encouraged, partnership buildingUS$ 1,000,000
Stichting Zonnige JeugdSupport for projects linking to foster care, education and talent development. Where possible the foundation aims to stimulate the interaction between underpriviliged and 'more priviliged' children.- Project for children between 6-18 y.o.
- Project applies to education and/or talent development
- Interaction underpriviliged and 'more priviliged' children
- Core values from 'International Treaty for Children's Rights'
Annelies Le Fèvre- Opdam
+31(0)23 553 5995
US$ 32,000 (€ 25,000)Online application (in Dutch)
Samenwerkende Fondsen Caribisch deel van het KoninkrijkNOT eligible are: individuals/private persons, projects that focus purely on culture, sports or the environment, funding for regular operational costs (rent, gas, water, electricity) and scholarships.- Applicant has to be a Foundation, Association, Volunteer Organisations or Professional Welfare Organisation
- Project has to focus on cummunity work or social involvement
- Project has not started yet
- Funding has to be for start- up contributions for new initiatives, performing the activities or project-related personnel costs
Every island has a Project Coordinator on the island. Go here and click on the island of your choice for detailed informationApplication form
Convention of Migratory SpeciesSmall Grants Programme Strengthen the implementation of the Convention and to act as a catalyst for further action.- Home country ratified CMS
- Projects contribute to implementation of CMS and focus on migratory species
- Project duration no longer than two years
- Applications endorsed by national CMS Focal Point) where project takes place
CMS Focal Point Netherlands
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Gerard van Dijk
+31(0)70 378 5009
US$ 15,000Application form available from Spring 2013
RolexRolex Awards for EnterpriseRolex is looking for young visionaries between the age of 18 and 30 with projects that deserve support for their capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. - Applicants must be between 18 & 30 y.o.
- Projects must improve quality of life, expand knowledge of our world, contribute to the betterment of humankind, Projects apply to either: science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, cultural heritage
- Projects judged on feasibility, originality, potential for sustained impact
- grants depend, above all else, on the candidates’ spirit of enterprise.
Jeremy Harris
US$ 51,000 (CHF 50,000) over two years31st May 2013Online application
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN)The IUCN NL programme Small grants for the Purchase of Nature (SPN) provides funds for local NGOs to purchase threatened nature, create safe reserves and connect wildlife habitats for endangered species.Detailed criteria can be downloaded HERE.Marc Hoogeslag
+31(0)20 301 8254
US$ 110,000 (€ 85,000)1st May 2013Pre-proposal form