Environmental Conservation: Special Projects

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Please note that we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Because of our tightly-defined grantmaking strategies, many worthwhile projects fall outside the scope of our funding priorities. However, if you have thoughts or inquiries related to our work that you would like to share, you may send us a brief, ~100-word email. Please understand that due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to commit to reviewing those inquiries that adhere to the ~100-word guideline.

Environmental Conservation: Special Projects

Supporting breakthrough innovations in environmental conservation. We support innovative new approaches to addressing conservation challenges.

New ideas come from many directions. In conservation work, we have seen solutions emerge from technological innovation, unprecedented partnerships or collaborations, and fresh perspectives from other disciplines including economics and behavioral science.

As our annual budget allows, we typically use a small percentage of the Environmental Conservation Program’s grantmaking for a handful of special one-time opportunities that arise outside the large-scale, long-term, targeted initiatives, which represent the vast majority of our funding.

Our special projects in environmental conservation have addressed a diverse array of issues but are united by a common thread. In every case, these special projects connect the dots in new ways.

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


  • Our indirect cost policy provides that the indirect cost rate may not exceed 12.5 percent of the direct costs of the project.
  • Direct costs may include:
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    • Consultants and contractors
    • Subgrants
    • Other direct expenses
    • Equipment and capital expenditures