CEPF
Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Grants

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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

Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for large grants only

Eligible country: Myanmar

CEPF is soliciting Letters of Inquiry from non-government organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations, for large grants in Myanmar.

OPENING DATE: Wednesday 6 July 2016
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 17 August 2016

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for large grants (over US$20,000) can apply in English only, using the LoI template. Completed LoIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to cepfgrants@conservation.org.

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF - 112 KB)
- Burmese (PDF - 182 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- English​ (PDF - 8.4 MB)

Ecosystem profile summary
- English (PDF - 3.3 MB)
- Burmese​ (PDF - 283 KB)
- Khmer (PDF - 349 KB)
- Lao (PDF - 218 KB)
- Chinese (PDF - 681 KB)
- Thai (PDF - 381 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF - 210 KB)

Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for small grants only

Eligible countries: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

CEPF is soliciting Letters of Inquiry from non-government organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations, for small grants in all countries of the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

OPENING DATE: Wednesday 6 July 2016
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 17 August 2016

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for small grants (up to US$20,000) can apply in English or local languages (Burmese, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai or Vietnamese), using the offline template available here. Completed LoIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to CEPF-Indoburma@iucn.org.

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF - 149 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF - 244 KB)
- Lao (PDF - 253 KB)
- Khmer (PDF - 105 KB)
- Burmese (PDF - 160 KB)
- Chinese​ (PDF - 242 KB)
- Thai​ (PDF - 310 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- English​ (PDF - 8.4 MB)

Ecosystem profile summary
- English (PDF - 3.3 MB)
- Burmese​ (PDF - 283 KB)
- Khmer (PDF - 349 KB)
- Lao (PDF - 218 KB)
- Chinese (PDF - 681 KB)
- Thai (PDF - 381 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF - 210 KB)

Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Proposals

CEPF is soliciting proposals from highly qualified organizations or teams to update the Ecosystem Profile for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. CEPF will make one award of $300,000 for a team to lead a stakeholder consultation process in the region and produce multiple written deliverables per the attached RfP.

OPENING DATE: Friday 1 July 2016
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 17 August 2016

HOW TO APPLY

Please refer to the Request for Proposals and scope of work here, which describes all required deliverables and detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal.

Proposals should be submitted to cepfgrants@conservation.org.

MORE INFORMATION

The RfP makes reference to the following attachments:
Right-click the links below to save.
Budget template (Excel - 28 KB)

Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large and Small Grants

For the following countries: Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is inviting proposals in the form of Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organizations.

This call for LOIs is for both small grants of less than $20,000 and large grants for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000. IMPORTANT NOTE: the process is different for the two types of grants.

OPENING DATE: Large and small grants: 20 June 2016
CLOSING DATE: Large and small grants: 8 September 2016

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF - 191 KB)
- French (PDF - 195 KB)
- Malagasy (PDF - 187 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- English (PDF - 7.1 MB)
- French (PDF - 7.5 MB)

Synthesis of CEPF Niche and Strategy for MADIO Hotspot
- English (PDF - 881 KB)
- French (PDF - 996 KB)

Templates for Letter of Inquiry
Right-click the links below to save the templates.
Template for large grants
- English (Word - 77 KB)
- French (Word - 77 KB)
Template for small grants
- English (Word - 74 KB)
- French (Word - 69 KB)
- Malagasy (Word - 69 KB)

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

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

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