Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

How to Apply


If support is available for the region​ where you wish to apply for a grant, the first step is to thoroughly review the investment strategy included in the relevant ecosystem profile. Every grant awarded helps implement one of the strategic directions in the strategy included in the profile.

Applicants should also review our application guidelines below and any specific announcement of grant availability.

The next step for all applicants is to submit a letter of inquiry about the work being proposed.

For proposals requesting $20,000 or less, the letter of inquiry constitutes the full proposal. If a letter of inquiry requesting more than $20,000 is recommended for award, the applicant will be notified and invited to submit a full project proposal.

Requests for $20,000 or Less:

All letters of inquiry for grants of $20,000 and less should be sent by e-mail to the following addresses, depending on the region that has a currently op​en call for proposals​.

Requests for More Than $20,000:

All letters of inquiry for grants of more than $20,000 should be sent by e-mail to the account specified in the call for proposals​.


There are open calls for Letters of Inquiry​ in the Eastern Afromontane and the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Hotspots. There are Requests for Expressions of Interest for the Regional Implementation Team in the Cerrado and the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspots. There are open calls for proposals for large grants in the Wallacea Hotspot and for large and small grants in the Tropical Andes Hotspot.​​​​​

- Letter of Inquiry Application (PDF - 488 KB) /(WORD - 82 KB)
- Lettre de demande pour le CEPF (PDF - 467 KB) / (WORD - 82 KB)
- Carta de Intención del CEPF (PDF - 505 KB) / (WORD - 91 KB)
- Carta de Averiguação (PDF - 460 KB) / (WORD - 84 KB)
- 关键生态系统合作基金(CEPF)咨询函​ (PDF - 179 KB) / (WORD​ - 95 KB)
CEPF- Thư yêu cầu xin tài trợ​ (PDF - 152 KB) / (WORD - 91 KB)
- Khmer (WORD​ - 111 KB)
- Lao (WORD - 75 KB)
- Myanmar (WORD - 45 KB)
- Thai ​(WORD​ - 96 KB)

Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines for the Letter of Inquiry
Download the PDF (19 KB)

Directives relatives à la lettre de demande auprès de CEPF
Télécharger le PDF (21 KB)

Directrices de la Carta de Intención del CEPF
Descargar el PDF (21 KB)​​​​​​​​

Open Calls for Proposals
There are open calls for Letters of Inquiry​ in the Eastern Afromontane and the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Hotspots. There are Requests for Expressions of Interest for the Regional Implementation Team in the Cerrado and the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspots. There are open calls for proposals for large grants in the Wallacea Hotspot and for large and small grants in the Tropical Andes Hotspot.​​​​
See Also
​​- Safeguard Policies
- Politicas de salvaguardia
Politiques de sauvegarde


*Our grants may not be used for the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities.​