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

RIT Learning Exchange Meeting Host

This Request for Proposals will result in a grant for the recipient to arrange a learning exchange for CEPF's regional implementation teams.

Opening Date: Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Download and review the request for proposals: Request for Proposals (PDF - 57 KB)

Interested applicants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the scope of work.

Proposals must be delivered electronically to cepfgrants@conservation.org. Please make the subject line of your email "RIT Exchange."


Call for Letters of Inquiry
For Large Grants Only

CEPF seeks letters of inquiry for organizations wishing to work in or affect the key biodiversity areas and species in Indonesia for Strategic Directions 1, 2 3, 4, and 5.

OPENING DATE: Large Grants: 3 January 2017
CLOSING DATE: Large Grants: 31 January 2017


Submit letter of inquiry by email to cepfwallacea@conservation.org.

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF 307 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- 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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