Applicants are now being invited to submit their applications for the Conservation Nation Grant Program 2023 to help save endangered animals and their ecosystems by building a stronger, more diverse community of conservation practitioners.
Conservation Nation believes that there is great progress to be made by broadening the field of committed individuals working to address global wildlife conservation challenges.
Conservation Nation supports innovative, on-the-ground conservation around the world by practitioners from traditionally marginalized communities. The focus is on helping foster conservation solutions that serve the needs of both nature and people and in terrestrial, marine, or freshwater ecosystems that support a wide range of biodiversity.
In addition to providing project funding, they support the grantees with ongoing professional development and capacity-building opportunities to ensure their growth and success so that they stay and thrive in the field of conservation. They also place a strong emphasis on ensuring that grant recipients share their work and knowledge and become mentors for the Youth Conservationists.
- Conservationists are eligible for funding up to US$10,000 for a grant period of one to two years.
- You must be able to administer your grant between October 2023-September 2025.
Grant Will Fund
- Both ongoing and new projects, including seed and proof of concept projects.
- Travel expenses for research or conservation efforts. Funds may cover incidentals, meals, and expenses.
- Funding to support in-country personnel at project sites.
- Funding to support intern stipends and wages of persons supporting the project, to be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
- Stipends or honoraria for guest speakers or lecturers, to be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
- Dependent care assistance for a minor (child) or adult dependent for whom you are responsible.
- Note: Items purchased for projects in partnership with range country organizations may be donated to the organization at the conclusion of its intended use in the grant-funded project. These items must be visibly labeled as Conservation Nation donations whenever possible.
Grant Will Not Fund
- Unsupported activities, activities that are strictly of personal interest.
- Working or collaborative teams that focus on topics not related to conservation.
- Salaries or gifts for guest speakers or lecturers, etc.
- Indirect costs above 10%.
- Cash donations to conservation organizations or third parties.
- Lobbying activities or supporting attempts to influence legislation.
- Early to mid-career conservationists.
- Special consideration will be given to people from traditionally marginalized communities.
- The project must be connected to an in-country partner if the conservationist does not reside permanently in the community.
- This grant is targeted toward individuals. The application must be filled out and submitted by the grant applicant.
- The applicant must demonstrate that the funds will be used for or to support conservation activities or research conducted in situ for wildlife conservation.
- The project must be co-created with an in-country partner if the conservationist does not reside permanently in the community. A letter of support must be provided with the application to show the intent of co-creation of the project.
- Priority will go to projects that are sustainable and have community involvement.
- The applicant must have a working bank account that can receive electronic funds in USD.
- In consideration of the mission, the preference is to fund individuals and small non-profit organizations. This must be a nonprofit organization under your country’s laws, or a nongovernmental organization who follows other foreign government laws for charitable purposes. For example, a U.S. organization would be qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For more information, visit Conservation Nation.