Grant for Conserving Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

Charlotte Martin Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Climate Change Resilience Invasive Species Control Environmental Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Our Core Principles:

  • Relevance: We continually seek information regarding significant opportunities in our region and in our focus areas to ensure that we are responding to current needs and opportunities.
  • Community Engagement: We seek to foster community engagement in protecting wildlife and habitat and in engaging youth skills to build directly on community needs and strengths.
  • Focus on Place: Grounded in the Northwest, we fund in urban, rural and tribal communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington where people work to improve the places that they live.
  • Expand Opportunity: We give special consideration in our grant making to benefit and expand opportunities for underserved populations in our region.

Wildlife and Habitat Programs: Promoting Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

Conservation efforts that utilize the impacts of climate change when selecting areas for protection.

Engaging a community of citizens, scientists, and conservationists in educating the public about biodiversity and climate change.

Restoring important lands for biodiversity, focal species, and landscape connectivity. Including but not limited to:

  • Assessments to identify species and communities at risk, including strategies to work toward ecosystem resilience.
  • Identification of barriers to migration and mitigation measures to enhance landscape connectivity.
  • Adaptive restoration strategies based on predicted species range expansion and contraction.
  • Promoting the biodiversity of the marine and freshwater environments.

Guidelines for Wildlife and Habitat Programs

As development pressures increase, the stewardship of vital ecosystems is critical for protecting wildlife populations and habitat. The effort must be based on solid conservation biology, recognizing the resilience, complexity and interdependence of all life. Conservation of critical habitat and species requires comprehensive strategies and collaboration among partners working in the region, recognizing the limitation of funds available. Stewardship is the shared responsibility of empowered citizens, engaged scientists, collaborating foundations, informed business and property owners, and an accountable government. Healthy and diverse wildlife populations and habitat must be preserved through sound government policies and a range of creative conservation approaches. The principle of sustainability requires that environment, economics and equity are considered together to protect the quality of life at every level.

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


  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can submit a grant application.
  • Projects must be in the “western states” including: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska.


  • We give priority to smaller organizations, particularly in rural areas, that have less access to financial and community resources.


  • We do not support:
    • Organizations whose mission statement does not include wildlife and habitat preservation
    • Preserving of small isolated parcels of land
    • Preservation of land solely valued for recreational purposes
    • Projects primarily in urban areas
    • Wildlife rehabilitation
    • Captive breeding
    • City parks
    • Zoos and aquarium
  • Please note that there are certain types of programs/projects that we do not fund:
    • Production of professional films, videos, books
    • Travel costs and lodging for conference or event attendance
    • Fitness, wellness, nutrition, health are not included in our definition of athletics.
    • Education on behavioral issues, bullying, domestic and sexual violence, drug and alcohol abuse do not meet our definition for education funding.
    • Rental or purchase of buses
    • Capital projects
    • Hardware, technology
    • Rental of facilities
    • Marketing
    • Pass through funding
    • Stipends, paid internships
    • Children’s testing or test preparation
    • Pre-kindergarten programs
    • Curriculum development


This page was last reviewed August 04, 2020 and last updated March 02, 2020