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CEPF has funded biodiversity conservation projects led by more than 2,500 grantees around the world. We support civil society organizations of all sizes—from farmers' cooperatives and community groups to universities and international nongovernmental organizations.

If this is your first time applying for a CEPF grant, the process may seem a bit daunting, so we've provided guidance in three steps to help get you started.

Close up of lemur's face, orange eyes.
Critically Endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), Madagascar.
© Cristina Mittermeier


Find out if your organization and project idea are eligible for CEPF funding.


Before You Apply
Understand what CEPF is looking for in a successful proposal.


How To Apply
Provide a letter of inquiry along with required documents.

Herd of elephants on savannah.
© O. Langrand
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