In addition to large-scale, long-term initiatives, the Foundation’s Environmental Conservation program supports a limited number of program grants for special projects. These grants are evaluated based on the Foundation’s four filters, which ask if a project is important, makes a difference and has enduring impact, has measurable outcomes, and contributes to a portfolio effect.
Our Environmental Conservation program grants have addressed several areas including:
- Establishing conservation-friendly land use in unique and irreplaceable sites
- Developing new environmental science, including new knowledge, research tools and methods
- Supporting conservation-based changes to the economic, social or policy context within which durable environmental conservation can occur