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 Proposals from Pre-Qualified Organizations Only
Regional Implementation Team

OPENING DATE: 10 March 2017
CLOSING DATE: 7 April 2017

On 9 February 2017, CEPF requested that organizations interested in serving as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot submit an expression of interest by 23 February 2017 in order to pre-qualify to submit a formal proposal per the request for proposals (RfP) attached here. Eighteen eligible organizations submitted an expression of interest by the closing date and are named in the RfP. Only those 18 organizations are now invited to submit a formal proposal. Organizations not named in the RfP are free to join, as a subordinate partner, those pre-qualified organizations applying as a lead entity.

The organization selected to serve as the RIT, and any of its subordinate partners, will not be eligible to receive any other CEPF grants in the hotspot due to conflict of interest.

A conference call was held in English on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, at which time CEPF representatives briefly described the expectations for the RIT and responded to participants’ questions. A full audio recording of the call is posted below.


Request for Proposals
English (PDF - 308 KB)
French​ (PDF - 408 KB)

Terms of Reference
English (PDF - 214 KB)
French​ (PDF - 221 KB)

Conference Call: 8 March 2017
Recording​ (MP4 - 39.7 MB) Left-click to play or right-click to download​

Grantee Proposal Budget Template
English ​(XLS - 68 KB)​

Draft Ecosystem Profile
- English​ (PDF - 9.1 MB)




Request for Expressions of Interest


OPENING DATE: 27 February 2017

CLOSING DATE: 27 March 2017​


CEPF, with funding from the World Bank through Grant No. TF-015491, expects to award a contract not to exceed US$50,000 to update and finalize a long-term strategic vision for the portion of the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot covering parts of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Work is expected to take place largely between April – July 2017.


Procurement will be completed following the Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualification (CQS) method in accordance with paragraph 3.7 of the World Bank Consultant Guidelines. Short-listing will be based on relevant experience team members and the organization.


Complete bidding documents include three attachments here: (1) Request for Expressions of Interest, (2) Terms of Reference and (3) the primary source document from June 2015​.


Interested parties are encouraged to contact CEPF in advance by sending an email to cepfgrants@conservation.org with the subject line “Eastern Afromontane Long Term Vision.” You may also call +1-703-341-2400 during business hours in Washington, D.C., and ask to speak with CEPF. Complete Expressions of Interest must be sent by the closing date to cepfgrants@conservation.org.


Attachment 1:  Request for Expressions of Interest

Attachment 2:  Terms of Reference

Attachment 3:  Long-Term Technical Framework for the Albertine Rift and Eastern Arc Mountains, June 2015

​* 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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