ConocoPhillips Charitable Investments: Water and Biodiversity Stewardship


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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



As one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies based on production and proved reserves, ConocoPhillips prides itself on being a great neighbor and a responsible citizen in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that the most effective Charitable Investments are achieved by entering into strategic relationships with organizations that serve the needs of the community and help the company meet its business objectives. We encourage collaborative problem-solving to allocate our Charitable Investments appropriately to achieve performance objectives. 

Water & Biodiversity Stewardship

With nearly two-thirds of the world’s population estimated to be living in severe water and biodiversity stressed conditions by 2025, ConocoPhillips realizes that holistic water stewardship and continued innovation is key to solving today’s difficult global water challenges. Demonstrating a deep commitment to the environment is also important to our operations. We partner with communities and institutions to protect and sustainably manage our water resources and ensure vital ecosystems are able to deliver the services essential to human well-being. We approach this through three execution strategies:

  • Conservation: Preserving and managing habitats in greatest need of conservation and most important to ConocoPhillips’ business and communities.
  • Skills Building: Strengthening individuals’ and organizations’ ability to manage water and biodiversity needs.
  • Access to Technology: Fostering and promoting innovation and multi-sector solutions to water quality and accessibility challenges.

Proposals that align with this cause area are evaluated based on the following:

  • Does this proposal help support one or more of the long-term goals below:
    • Conserving habitats with high biodiversity value
    • Increasing water availability
    • Increasing the scientific understanding of water and biodiversity conservation
    • Identifying and supporting new, innovative tools, technologies and practices focused on water conservation, quality, recovery, and re-use
    • Increasing public and key influencers’ awareness of the importance of freshwater resource management and biodiversity
    • Tracking ConocoPhillips employee and community engagement to support conservation and water clean-up efforts
  • What are the program goals and objectives? How will key metrics, outputs and outcomes be measured and tracked?
  • How innovative or influential is this program?
  • Does this program include collaboration with other NGO’s, universities, governments/policy makers, and/or key stakeholders?
  • What is the proximity of this program to ConocoPhillips areas of operation?
  • Are there opportunities for ConocoPhillips employee and/or community engagement (e.g. volunteering)?

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


  •  Organizations must be:
    • a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with a valid IRS tax ID
    • a government subdivision (e.g., county, parish, state, municipality or its departments such as police and fire departments)
    • an accredited school or an organization within an accredited school system


  • Organizations hosting religious worship (e.g. churches, mosques, temples, etc.).
  • Government agencies or organizations advancing political causes, candidates, events, legislative lobbying or advocacy.
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
  • Organizations presenting any potential risk, or risk of being used to promote illegal activities, including the financing of terrorism.
  • Organizations in receipt of a contribution made in a company executive’s name.
  • Individuals.