25 Latest and Most Useful Grants for NGOs working on Environment

Environmental issues continue to dominate the global agenda of international donor agencies as more and more funding is allocated to address them. Agencies are seeking out strong NGO participation in developing countries and are actively supporting them with new grants and other resources.

Below is a list of 25 latest and open grants for NGOs working on environment and addressing climate change issues in the developing world.

Minor Foundation for Major Challenges’ Grant Program
Deadline: 17 November 2017
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. MFMC shall support the development of innovative communication strategies that engage people, and that facilitate the transition necessary to prevent dangerous climate changes…[more]

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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Grants to Individuals Undertaking Nature Conservation Projects
Deadline: 31 October 2017
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is inviting applicants for its grant program for individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning…[more]

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: International Climate Protection Fellowships for Young Climate Experts
Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is seeking applications for its International Climate Protection Fellowships for young climate experts from developing countries. The fellowships enable prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany…[more]

Safari Club International Foundation: Call for Proposal for Large Grants Program
Deadline: 31 October 2017 Safari Club International Foundation is inviting applicants for its large grants to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources or the advance of constructive wildlife research. Conservation projects are awarded grants for their relationship to sustainable use of wildlife, their ability to work towards maintaining healthy ecosystems and providing quality habitat for all wildlife species…[more]

IREX Community Solutions Program 2018–2019: Addressing Issues related to Environment
Deadline: 31 October 2017
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is inviting applicants for its Community Solutions Program (CSP) 2018–2019 with an aim to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender…[more]

Nominations Open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018
Deadline: 10 January 2018
Nominations are open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2018 for individuals and organizations with an aim to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. There are many outstanding biologists and environmental scientists among the laureates, but the scope of the award is wide…[more]

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Echoing Green Fellowship
Deadline: 24 October 2017 Do you have a solution that will help your community thrive, an idea that will create new pathways to justice, or see a fresh opportunity where others only see obstacles? If yes, then apply for Echoing Green Fellowship! This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels…[more]

WWF’s Reforestation Grants: Supporting Communities in Regaining Ecological Integrity
Deadline: 15 December 2017
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking applications for its Reforestation Grants with an aim to support communities in regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human well-being in deforested and degraded landscapes through forest restoration. EFN is looking for organizations that will use this workshop opportunity to connect corridors, create buffer zones, improve degraded lands, restore watersheds, and expand forest cover…[more]

World Wildlife Fund: Inviting Applicants for Professional Development Grants
Deadline: 1 November 2017
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is currently inviting applicants for its Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities…[more]

2018 Open World Grant Program: Bringing Emerging Leaders
Deadline: 23 October 2017 Open World Leadership Center (Open World) has announced its 2018 Grant program to bring emerging leaders from participating countries to the United States in order to give them firsthand exposure to the American system of participatory democracy and free enterprise. The program allows American leaders and their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan…[more]

KR Foundation Grant Program: Seeking LOIs to address the causes of Environmental Degradation
Deadline: 31 January 2018
The KR Foundation is currently accepting letter of inquiries (LOIs) for its grant program from eligible organizations to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguard the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges…[more]

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SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education…[more]

KNCF Grant Program: Preserving Biodiversity Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 KNCF Grant Program with an aim to provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region…[more]

Aspen Institute’s 2018 New Voices Fellowship Program
Deadline: 15 October 2017
The Aspen Institute is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 New Voices Fellowship that is a year-long media skills, communication, and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world…[more]

Applications Open for International Climate Initiative
Deadline: 12 October 2017
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is seeking applications for its International Climate Initiative that is a key element of Germany’s climate financing and the funding commitments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity…[more]

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
Deadline: 1 February 2018.
Applications are open for Prince Bernhard Nature Fund that supports small, preferably local initiatives worldwide towards the conservation of endangered species (flora & fauna), or initiatives that in other ways promote the conservation and wise use of nature and their natural resources base…[more]

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CEPF Call for LOIs: Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Small and Large Grants Program
Deadline: 8 November 2017
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is seeking Letters of Inquiry for the second round of Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Small and Large Grants Program. The CEPF is designed to safeguard Earth’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation…[more]

PFAN/ECREEE/CTCN Call for Proposals: Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa
Deadline: 20 November 2017
The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa….[more]

Ramsar: Call for Applications for Wetlands for the Future Fund
Deadline: 30 October 2017
The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is seeking applications for its initiative “Wetlands for the Future Fund” which is intended to catalyze wetland activities currently underway or planned within the region, or complement existing training and education initiatives with wetland-related instruction…[more]

APN Call for Proposals: Inviting Applicants for 2017 CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes
Deadline: 1 November 2017
The Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research is currently inviting applicants for the two programmes: Collaborative Regional Research Program (CRRP) Capacity Development Program (CAPaBLE) Priority Topics APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals…[more]

ACSS Call for Proposals: Inviting Applicants for Research Grants Program
Deadline: 27 November 2017
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is seeking proposals for the fifth cycle of its Research Grants Program on the theme “Environmentalism, Impoverishment and Social Justice Movements: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” The aim of the grants is to support multidisciplinary research across disciplinary boundaries and methodological approaches on key themes of concern to the Arab region…[more]

Energy Globe Award 2018 for Sustainability
Deadline: 21 November 2017
Applications are open for the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability- the Energy Globe Award 2018. The objective of the Energy Globe Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist…[more]

Jana Robeyst Trust Fund: Inviting Applications for Small Conservation Grants
Deadline: 31 December 2017
The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) is inviting applications for its “Small Conservation Grants” to provide financial resources for non-profit organizations and individuals to carry out vital field conservation work in Africa. The JRTF aims to provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with a clear conservation value…[more]

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Applications are open for Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund that has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate…[more]

The Tusk Conservation Awards
Deadline: 2 March 2018
The Tusk Conservation Awards have partnered with Investec Asset Management to give nominees a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. The awards aim to shine a light on the incredible work of individual conservationists; to inspire, encourage and support their work, and the efforts of others across the continent…[more]

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Latest Funds for NGOs

Environmental Protection Agency: 2018 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program

Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust: Inviting Applicants for Project & Equipment Grants

Friends of Liberia: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Program

Daiwa Foundation Small Grants Program: Promoting Interaction between UK and Japan

U.S. Mission to Ukraine: 2018 Ambassadors Funds for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program

U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The Will Charitable Trust: Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in UK

Philip Henman Trust Grant: Supporting Charities Concerned with Overseas Development in UK

U.S. Mission to Ukraine: 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grant

U.S. Embassy in Burundi: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP 2018)

Asian Community Trust: Inviting Applicants for 2018 Local Projects on Education and Youth Development

U.S. Embassy in Belarus: Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Program

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust: Grants to Individuals Undertaking Nature Conservation Projects

U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018

Applications Open for Kahane Foundation’s Grant Program!

Applications Open for ACSS Small Grants Program (SGP)!

Frame: Project Grant for Contemporary Art Organisations to Exhibit Work by Finnish Artists Abroad

Embassy of the Netherlands: 2018 Call for Proposals for Matra for European Cooperation Fund

Grand Challenges India: Seeking Proposals for “Immunization Data: Innovating for Action (IDIA)” Program

Frame: Project Grant for Organisations to Participate in Art Fairs Abroad

U.S. Embassy in Mongolia: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 Small Grants Competition

Frame: Project Grant for an International Art Publication

Submit Proposals for Frame’s Travel Grant for Artists for Exhibiting Abroad!

U.S. Embassy in Mongolia: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 Large Grants Competition