Rainforest Trust SAVES Challenge Partnership Grant

Rainforest Trust


Grant amount: Approximately US $200,000

Next deadline: Jul 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2018, Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Hong Kong; India; Libya; Macao; Maldives; Namibia; Oman; Paraguay; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Taiwan, Republic Of China; United Arab Emirates; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Western Sahara; Yemen Other eligible locations: Africa; Caribbean; Central America; Melanesia; Micronesia Expand all

Location of residency: Preferred: Caribbean; Central America; Eastern Africa; Melanesia; Micronesia; Middle Africa; Polynesia; South-Eastern Asia; Western Africa; Algeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; British Indian Ocean Territory; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Hong Kong; India; Libya; Macao; Maldives; Namibia; Oman; Paraguay; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Taiwan, Republic Of China; United Arab Emirates; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Western Sahara; Yemen Other eligible locations: Africa; Caribbean; Central America; Melanesia; Micronesia Expand all

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Overview:

Join Us as a Partner to Create New Protected Areas


We partner with local conservation organizations to create new protected areas and expand existing ones for Critically Endangered and Endangered species.

We receive applications from potential partners with their proposals for habitat and species protection projects in response to our SAVES Challenge. These applications are always carefully reviewed and refined with partners. Rainforest Trust is not a foundation – we engage actively with our partners, whether we find them or they find us, and become collaborators in the projects with a direct link to conservation action on the ground.

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

Eligibility:

  • Partnership applications should meet the following criteria:
    • Clear focus on creating a new protected area or the expansion of existing protected areas (i.e., through land purchase, designation as a national park or other officially recognized protected area, conversion of logging concessions to reserves, community protection)
    • Proposed sites must be currently unprotected.
    • Recent, verifiable evidence that species assessed as Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species occur within the proposed protected area
    • Endorsement from project stakeholders, including local environmental agencies, government officials and especially communities
    • The applicant must be an NGO based in the country of the proposed protected area
    • Priority is given to proposed sites located in the tropics
    • The applicant organization should have an independent and autonomous oversight and management committee (e.g., a non-executive board) if land purchase or leasing is the proposed conservation strategy
  • Your organization must be able to receive international wire transfers. 
  • The lead organization must be a local non-profit entity or non-governmental organization (NGO) that does not have an international office and is based in the country where the project is located.
  • The proposed protected area must be either a long-term lease or land purchase.

Ineligibility:

  • Partnership applications should not include:
    • Overhead costs (e.g., 15% of grant amount for indirect costs)
    • Ecological monitoring or research
    • Habitat restoration (e.g., tree planting)
    • Vehicle purchases other than motorcycles
    • International travel
    • Environmental education


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