CEPF
Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Grants


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

Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot

Call to Present Small and Large CEPF Grants

Eligible country: Bolivia

OPENING DATE: Large and small grants: 19 September 2016​
CLOSING DATE: Large and small grants: 25 October 2016​

HOW TO APPLY
Small grants: Download the CEPF Tropical Andes Small Grant LOI form in English here: www.fundesnap.org. Once the LOI is complete, send an email to cepf-rit@fundesnap.org with the LOI attached.​

Large grants: Download the LOI form in English or Spanish. Application guidelines are also available on that page. Once the LOI is complete, send an email to cepfandes@conservation.org with the LOI attached.​​

MORE INFORMATION
Call to Present
English (PDF - 354 KB)
Spanish (PDF - 383 KB)

Technical Summary
English (PDF - 2.7 MB)
Spanish​ (PDF - 9.5 MB)​

Ecosystem Profile
English​ (PDF - 7.2 MB)​
Spanish​ (PDF - 6.4 MB)

Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot

Small grants


Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants

Eligible Countries: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sierra Leone
Eligible Strategic Directions: 1, 3 and 4 (you must choose only one)
Eligible Applicants: This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations.


OPENING DATE: Small grants: 16 September 2016​
CLOSING DATE: Small grants: 21 October 2016​

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for small grants (up to US$50,000) can apply in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish using the offline letter of inquiry (LOI) application template available in English, in French, in Portuguese and in Spanish provided with the links below. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment directly to the CEPF Regional Implementation Team, BirdLife International, at cepf-gfwa-sgp@birdlife.org.

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- Engli​sh (PDF- 323 KB)
- French (PDF - 325 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 403 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 390 KB)

LOI Application template for small grants
Engli​sh (Word - 72 KB)
French (Word - 80 KB)
Portuguese (Word - 88 KB)
Spanish (Word - 89 KB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary Brochure
English (PDF - 1.1 MB)
French​ (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 5.2 MB)
French (PDF - 5.4 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Logical Framework
English​ (PDF - 215 KB)​
- French (PDF - 221 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 179 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 182)

Strategic Directions and Investment Priorities (table and brief description)
English​ (PDF - 298 KB)
- French (PDF - 356 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 282 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 217 KB)

Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot

Large Grants


Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large Grants

Eligible Countries: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sierra Leone
Eligible Strategic Directions: 1, 2, 3 and 4 (you must choose only one)
Eligible Applicants: This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, universities, research institutes and other ​civil society organizations.


OPENING DATE:
 Large grants: 16 September 2016​
CLOSING DATE: Large grants: 21 October 2016​

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for large grants (over US$50,000) can apply in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish using the offline letter of inquiry (LOI) application template available in all four languages here. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment to CEPF Secretariat at cepfguineanforests@conservation.org​

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- Engli​sh (PDF- 354 KB)
- French (PDF - 367 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 447 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 418 KB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary Brochure
English (PDF - 1.1 MB)
French​ (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 5.2 MB)
French (PDF - 5.4 MB)​

Ecosystem Profile Logical Framework
English​ (PDF - 215 KB)​
- French (PDF - 221 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 179 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 182)

Strategic Directions and Investment Priorities (table and brief description)
English​ (PDF - 298 KB)
- French (PDF - 356 KB)
- Portuguese (PDF - 282 KB)
- Spanish (PDF - 217 KB)

Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot

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 the Togean-Banggai Marine Corridor for Strategic Directions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

OPENING DATE: Large grants: 1 September 2016​
CLOSING DATE: Large grants: 30 September 2016​

HOW TO APPLY

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

MORE INFORMATION

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

Template for Letter of Inquiry
English (Word - 77 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 3.6 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary Brochure
English​ (PDF - 2.2 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Technical Summary
English​ (PDF - 1.5 MB)​
Bahasa​ (PDF - 1.5 MB)​

East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large and Small Grants

Eligible countries: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Eligible Applicants: This call is open to biodiversity conservation projects implemented by civil society and focused in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

OPENING DATE: Large and small grants: 24 August 2016
CLOSING DATE: Large and small grants: 30 September 2016​

HOW TO APPLY

Large Grants: Applicants for large grants (over US$20,000) can apply using the template for large grants available here. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment to cepfgrants@conservation.org.

Small Grants: Applicants for small grants (up to US$20,000) can apply using the template for small grants available on the IUCN website. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment to cepfeastmelanesia@iucn.org.

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF - 350 KB)

Templates for Letter of Inquiry
Template for large grants
English (Word - 77 KB)
Template for small grants

Ecosystem Profile Summary
English (PDF - 3.4 MB)

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 3.9 MB)

Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large and Small Grants

Eligible country: Brazil
Eligible Strategic Directions: 1 to 6

Geographic Scope: 

Strategic Direction Geographic Scope
1​ ​Central de Matopiba, Mirador-Mesas, Sertao Veredas-Peruacu and Veadeiros-Pouso Alto- Kalungas priority corridors
2​​​ ​Central de Matopiba, Mirador-Mesas, Sertao Veredas-Peruacu and Veadeiros-Pouso Alto- Kalungas priority corridors  Note: for the investment priority 2.3, the geographic scope is further focused on priority 62 KBAs
3​ ​Brazilian portion of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot​
​4 ​Brazilian portion of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot
​5 ​Brazilian portion of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot​
​6 ​Brazilian portion of the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot 
  
Eligible Applicants: This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations.

OPENING DATE: Large and small grants: 19 August 2016
CLOSING DATE: Large and small grants: 30 September 2016​

HOW TO APPLY

Large Grants: Applicants for large grants (over US$20,000) can apply, in English and Portuguese, using the offline template available in English here​ and in Portuguese here. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment to cepfcerrado@conservation.org.

Small Grants: Applicants for small grants (up to US$20,000) can apply in Portuguese or English using the offline template for small grants available in English here and in Portuguese here. Completed LOIs should be sent as an email attachment directly to the Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil (IEB) at cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br.

MORE INFORMATION

Call for Letters of Inquiry
- English (PDF - 577 KB)
- Portuguese​ (PDF - 519 KB)

Templates for Letter of Inquiry
Template for large grants
English (Word - 72 KB)
Portuguese (Word - 88 KB)
Template for small grants
English (Word - 75 KB)
Portuguese (Word - 95 KB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary
English (PDF - 849 KB)
Portuguese (PDF - 1.2 MB)​

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 7.1 MB)
Portuguese (PDF - 7.4 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Logical Framework
English (PDF - 171 KB)
Portuguese (PDF - 171 KB)

Strategic Directions and Investment Priorities (table and brief description)
English (PDF - 365 KB)
Portuguese (PDF - 441 KB)

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

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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