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

Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large and Small Grants

Eligible countries: Brazil
Eligible Strategic Directions: 1 to 6
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 only, using the offline template for large grants available 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
Right-click the links below to save the templates.​​
Template for large grants
English (WORD - 77 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)

Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large and Small Grants

Eligible 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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