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Grant & Funding Opportunities

Citizen-Science Grants

Earthwatch- Support for Field-Based Research Projects 2021: Grant funding to support scientific field projects in the themes of: ecological restoration, global conservation priorities, and forestry 

Harvard University -- Award for student research on Asian tropical forest biology: The Ashton Award for student research supports graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology 

 

Collections Grants

APGA USFS Tree Gene Conservation Partnership: funding to support collecting seed from US threatened tree species to then hold in living collections 

National Trust for Historic Preservation: provides funding for preservation projects. 

Scientific Exploration Society--Judith Heath Explorer Award for Botany & Research: applicant carries out an expedition that focuses on the scientific study of plants 

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust: The Trust supports education and research in ornamental horticulture. Grants are typically made to botanical gardens, arboreta, and universities

 

Conservation Grants

BGCI Global Botanic Garden Fund: A new fund aimed at driving plant conservation in botanic gardens

BGCI/GGI-Gardens Awards Program: funding to promote partnership activities to preserve and understand Earth's genomic biodiversity of plants 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund--Biodiversity Conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia: invites applications for large grants to promote biodiversity conservation in the Mountains of Central Asia 

Ernest Kleinworth Charitable Trust: grants to support charities working in the area of environmental conservation in the UK

European Commission--Restoring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Awards proposals for the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services 

European Outdoor Conservation Association--Funding for Conservation Projects: supports field-based projects that protect a threatened species or habitat 

Foundation Segré--Wildlife Conservation: supports projects that focus on the conservation of a threatened species or habitat, and the restoration of ecosystems 

International Oak Society (IOS) Oak Conservation and Research Fund: this will support projects that focus on specific oak conservation/research themes, so click the link for more information. 

Lawrence Foundation: makes grants to US nonprofit organizations for projects in environment, and other themes. No restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can take place. 

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas: promotes environmental causes throughout the Americas by supporting projects in biodiversity conservation, environmental education, etc.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund--Grants in support of Endangered and Critically Endangered Species 2020

National Geographic Society--Species Recovery: supports projects that support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline 

Patagonia International Grants: supports organizations involved in environmental protection 

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species-Conservation Insight Grants: grants for researchers/conservationists worldwide that help preserve endangered species, either through research or applied field work 

Rainforest Action Network: makes small grants to protect forests, promote local self-sufficiency, and strengthen the rights and livelihoods of forest communities 

Rainforest Trust--Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards: funding for local conservation NGOs in the tropics, intended for the evaluation of potential sites for new protected areas 

Rufford Foundation- Grants for Nature Conservation: The Rufford Foundation funds nature conservation projects across the developing world  

The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund: supports small, local initiatives worldwide towards the conservation of endangered species (flora & fauna)

Waterloo Foundation--Environment Fund: supports projects to manage and conserve tropical rainforests 

Weeden Foundation- Conservation in Chile and Russia: Funds biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems that are of ecological importance. Weeden's international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile and the Altai Republic of Russia.

World Land Trust- Land Purchase for Conservation: Provides funding for the acquisition of land that has conservation importance and funds additional activities related to protection, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, etc. 

World Wildlife Fund in India: grants for conservation research

 

Grants by Region:

Africa

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

Latin America

U.S.

 

Partnership Grants:

APGA USFS Tree Gene Conservation Partnership: funding to support collecting seed from US threatened tree species to then hold in living collections 

BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme: funding opportunity to support the development of international collaborations between gardens/arboreta to advance tree conservation efforts

BGCI/GGI-Gardens Awards Program: funding to promote partnership activities to preserve and understand Earth's genomic biodiversity of plants 

International Conservation Fund of Canada--Partnerships in Tropical Conservation: works to conserve nature in tropics, invites proposals for conservation projects 

TMU--U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Partners: grants for NGOs in the US for environmental collaboration with partner countries 

World Land Trust- Land Purchase for Conservation: Provides funding for the acquisition of land that has conservation importance and funds additional activities related to protection, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, etc. 

 

Tree Planting/Care Grants:

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation: forest restoration projects

Green Earth Appeal: provides funding for tree planting projects across the developing world

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: Grant program where the harvest serves the community. Recipients are schools, parks, community gardens, and similar nonprofits

Tree Fund Grants: several different funding opportunities are available through this fund that support scientific discovery and the dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry

 

Miscellaneous Grants:

British Ecological Society Research Grants: Support scientific ecological research where there are limited sources of funding 

Google Ad Grants for Nonprofit Organizations: Imagine what you could do with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month from AdWords, an online advertising solution from Google

Magnolia Society International: Research funding program to promote research to expand the knowledge base of the members of the genus Magnolia