Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity


Our grant recipients range from small farming cooperatives and community associations to international organizations. Every grant helps implement an investment strategy found in the ecosystem profile for each region where we invest.​

With our support, hundreds of civil society groups have achieved significant outcomes. For example, their efforts have influenced major governmental policies in dozens of countries and helped protect more than 10 million hectares of globally important land since the program’s creation in 2000.

Calls for proposals and other news about grant availability are announced on this site. Proposals are welcome if they meet our eligibility criteria.​

For questions about applying to CEPF, please read the "Calls for Proposals" section below, or send an email to cepfgrants@conservation.org.

Calls for Proposals



Request for Expressions of Interest for the Regional Implementation Team


OPENING DATE: 9 February 2017

CLOSING DATE: 23 February 2017​


CEPF requests that organizations interested in serving as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot submit an expression of interest per the announcement posted here. Please also review the posted RIT terms of reference, which give a full explanation of CEPF's expectations.


The Request for Proposals should be released to eligible parties in early March 2017, with an expected due date for full proposals of approximately 30 March 2017. There will likely be subsequent clarifications and formal approval of the RIT by the CEPF Donor Council prior to award, leading to a formal contract by June 2017, with the RIT starting in July 2017.




Request for Expressions of Interest

English (PDF - 205 KB)

French (PDF - 208 KB)


Terms of Reference

English (PDF -  221 KB) 

Fr​ench (PDF - 230 KB)


Ecosystem Profile Draft

English (PDF - 9 MB)​

​* See recent calls for proposals (closed)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

See Also
Project database: Summaries of grants awarded to date, as well as reports and other resources related to individual grants

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