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

Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Proposals

CEPF is soliciting proposals from highly qualified organizations or teams to prepare the Ecosystem Profile for the Mountains of Central Asia 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: 8 February 2016
CLOSING DATE: 21 March 2016 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please refer to the Request for Proposals and scope of work here (PDF - 467 KB), 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:​​
CEPF Global Monitoring Framework (XLSX - 28 KB)
Budget template (XLSX - 28 KB)
Financial Questionnaire form (DOCX - 116 KB)
Anti-Terrorist screening form​ (DOC - 56 KB)

Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large Grants Only

Eligible Countries: Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Eligible Strategic Directions: 6 (capacity building)​

OPENING DATE: Large Grants Only: 4 February 2016
CLOSING DATE: Large Grants Only: 3 March 2016 

HOW TO APPLY:
Use the CEPF LOI template available at: www.cepf.net/grants/apply/Pages/default.aspx​
- PDF​ - 488 KB
- WORD - 82 KB

Submit the LOI template to cepfwallacea@conservation.org

MORE INFORMATION: 

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English​ (PDF - 295 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 3.6 MB)

Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants Only

Eligible Country: Myanmar
Eligible Strategic Directions: 4, 6 or 8 (you must choose only one)
Local groups only

OPENING DATE: Small Grants Only: 25 January 2016
CLOSING DATE: Small Grants Only: 7 March 2016 

HOW TO APPLY:
Small Grants Only: Submit by email to CEPF-Indoburma@iucn.org 

MORE INFORMATION: 

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English​ (PDF - 125 KB)
- Burmese​ (PDF - 191 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- English (PDF - 8.4 MB)

Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Two new Calls for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants Only

Call for Proposals 14: Projects that will identify new KBAs / prioritise existing KBAs 
Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe 
Eligible Strategic Direction: Strategic Direction 2.3 

Call for Proposals 15: Projects that will add value to the CEPF investment in Mozambique and Zimbabwe (with a focus on Chimanimani Mountains) 
Eligible Countries: Mozambique and Zimbabwe 
Eligible Strategic Directions: Strategic Directions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1 and 3.2 

OPENING DATE: Small Grants Only: 8 January 2016
CLOSING DATE: Small Grants Only: 19 February 2016 

HOW TO APPLY:
Small Grants Only: Submit letter of inquiry to CEPF-EAM-SGP@birdlife.org

MORE INFORMATION: 

Call for Letters of Inquiry
14th call for proposals
- English​ (PDF - 505 KB)

15th call for proposals
- English (PDF - 253 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 4 MB)
Appendix 1: Species Outcomes (PDF - 102 KB)
Appendix 3: Species per KBAs (XLSX - 135 KB)

 
* 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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