Focus of This Profile: Grants for education and research in subject areas that include biodiversity conservation, environmental law, sustainable agriculture, solutions for energy and pollution, and limiting population growth.
Principal Office: USA
The Conservation and Research Foundation (CRF) provides seed grants to promote the conservation of energy and natural resources, and to limit population growth. Grants are made for activities and projects in the USA and developing countries.
CRF supports research in the biodiversity of plant and animal species, and their terrestrial and aquatic habitats. It also aims to deepen scientific understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through environmental education and community action.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Grants for environmental education and research. CRF makes grants for institutional support and for education and research in the following thematic areas:
About the program
Most grants are to small nonprofit conservation organizations, research institutes, and programs of environmental education in the USA that have an international scope. Additionally, the Foundation makes some grants to conservation organizations in developing countries.
Grants range from US$500 to US$5 thousand.
APPLICATION: Grant seekers send an initial short letter of inquiry (LOI). LOIs can be sent at any time, and they are reviewed throughout the year.
The Foundation invites full proposals from selected applicants. Full proposals are due by the calendar date posted on CRF’s website.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Grant seekers should study the Foundation’s annual reports as a guide to the kinds of projects it supports.
The Foundation states its interest to work with projects not normally funded through conventional sources. It particularly aims to seed initiatives that may lead to new collaboration and larger investments.
In its history since 1953, the CRF has successfully supported a number of today’s important conservation institutions when they were in their formative stages.
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