ATO Small Grants Program

American Turtle Observatory

Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 11, 2018

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Counties in Alabama: Baldwin County, Mobile County, Counties in Arizona: Cochise County, Gila County, Graham County, Greenlee County, La Paz County, Maricopa County, Mohave County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, Yavapai County, Counties in California: Imperial County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Counties in Louisiana: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Livingston Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. James Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Mary Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Counties in Mississippi: George County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Jackson County, Pearl River County, Stone County, Counties in New Mexico: Chaves County, Curry County, De Baca County, Doña Ana County, Eddy County, Grant County, Guadalupe County, Hidalgo County, Lea County, Lincoln County, Luna County, Otero County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, Sierra County, Socorro County, Torrance County, Valencia County, Counties in Texas: Andrews County, Aransas County, Bexar County, Brazoria County, Brewster County, Calhoun County, Cameron County, Chambers County, Coleman County, Crane County, Crockett County, Culberson County, Dawson County, Dimmit County, Ector County, Edwards County, El Paso County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Garza County, Gillespie County, Harris County, Howard County, Hudspeth County, Irion County, Jackson County, Jeff Davis County, Jefferson County, Kenedy County, Kleberg County, La Salle County, Liberty County, Loving County, Mason County, Matagorda County, Maverick County, McCulloch County, McMullen County, Midland County, Mitchell County, Nueces County, Orange County, Pecos County, Presidio County, Reagan County, Reeves County, Refugio County, San Patricio County, Starr County, Sterling County, Sutton County, Terrell County, Terry County, Tom Green County, Travis County, Upton County, Uvalde County, Val Verde County, Victoria County, Webb County, Wharton County, Willacy County, Winkler County, Zapata County Other eligible locations: Canada, Mexico, United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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American Turtle Observatory, a conservation and research organization based in Massachusetts, is excited to announce its 2nd annual grants program to support landscape conservation for North American freshwater turtles. We will consider small awards of $500 to $1000. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Projects must advance the conservation of landscapes that are critical for the conservation of freshwater turtles in North America OR otherwise support long-term, field-based research or conservation.


  • Conservation projects within the following focal areas will be given special consideration:
    • Focal Landscapes- Examples:  ​
      • Northeastern United States and eastern Canada
      • Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain
      • Sonoran Desert
      • Sierra Madre Occidental
      • Chihuahuan Desert
      • Florida    
      • Greater Antilles 
    • Widespread Species of Concern- Examples:
      • Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)
      • Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
      • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
      • American Box Turtles (Terrapene spp.)
      • Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata & A. pallida)
    • Range-Restricted Species - Examples:
      • Caribbean/Antillean sliders (Trachemys spp.)
      • Gulf map turtles (Graptemys spp.)
      • Mexican mud turtles (Kinosternon spp.)   


  • Headstarting projects are not eligible.

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