Quick Response Fund for Nature

Weeden Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Weeden Foundation

The Weeden Foundation has three decades of experience in determining promising land acquisition opportunities for habitat/species protection. They have funded over 40 habitat preservation projects in the U.S., Latin America, and Africa, contributing to the protection of over 6 million acres of biologically important land.

Quick Response Fund for Nature

1% for the Planet and RESOLVE  have partnered with the Weeden Foundation to create a fund for high priority habitat acquisitions for the purpose of protecting biodiversity. The Quick Response Fund for nature (QRFN) was launched in February 2015

WHAT is the QRFN?

The QRFN is a rapid response mechanism to secure critical habitat for threatened species. Opportunities to purchase important lands often arise abruptly and require an immediate financial commitment to compete with commercial interests. Local conservation groups (often in partnership with international groups) can apply for this funding and are expected to actively manage the property after purchase. QRFN grants are primarily used for outright land purchases of critical habitat, but the Fund considers proposals that involve land leases, or other arrangements that ensure important habitat protection.

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


  • Nonprofit conservation organizations that require immediate funding for critical habitat acquisition projects are welcome to apply