Focus of This Profile: Grants for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Asia, North America, and tropical Latin America.
Principal Office: USA
The Blue Moon Fund aims to build human and natural resilience to a changing and warming world. The Fund makes grants for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the USA, China, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, and tropical Latin America.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
1 -- Asia. The Fund supports conservation and livelihoods in China, the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, and the Himalayas Region.
China -- Blue Moon supports policy development, energy innovation, financial instruments, and international collaboration to address China’s role in global climate change.
Greater Mekong Sub-Region -- Themes include payments for ecosystem services, management of protected areas, capacity building for biodiversity management, and measures to control development pressures.
Himalayas Region -- Blue Moon focuses on capacity building, small enterprises, and other means to integrate conservation with development in the ecosystems of the Himalayas region.
2 -- Tropical Americas. The Fund is active in three regions of Latin America.
Eastern Andes and Western Amazon -- Blue Moon aims for the protection of remaining intact lowland and montane forests that will serve as refugia for plants and animals under predicted scenarios of climate change.
Eastern Amazon -- The priority is to reverse trends towards large-scale ranching and agriculture in Brazil’s eastern Amazon that are deforesting the region and reducing its carbon sinks.
Southern Mesoamerica -- The Fund supports innovative conservation strategies to conserve exceptional biodiversity in Panama and Costa Rica.
3 -- USA. The Blue Moon Fund makes grants for clean energy and ecosystem protection in the Chesapeake-Appalachia region, and for ecosystem restoration in the Gulf region of Louisiana.
About the Fund’s regional programs
Blue Moon Fund makes grants to conservation NGOs and other charitable non-profit organizations in the USA, and to organizations in other countries that have equivalent nonprofit status. It also funds public and private universities.
APPLICATION (for 1-3 preceding): Applicants begin with an eligibility quiz. For organizations that are eligible to apply, the Fund accepts letters of inquiry (LOIs) electronically through its website.
LOIs can be submitted at any time. If Blue Moon is interested in the LOI, it will request a full proposal.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
In the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, Blue Moon’s grants are for activities mainly in the following developing countries (i.e., from the Fund’s eligibility quiz).
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
East Asia: China
South Asia: Bhutan, Nepal
Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
Grant seekers have an opportunity to learn about Blue Moon Fund’s grant making from its grants database.
According to Blue Moon’s tax reports, most grants for projects in Asia and Latin America range from US$20 thousand to over US$200 thousand.
In addition to its grant making, Blue Moon invests in small and medium-scale ventures that support the Fund’s philosophy. Information about its investment program is available in Mission Impact Investing.
The Fund offers profiles of its staff, and contact information.
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