Focus of This Profile: Grants to civil society organizations in Europe for environmental conservation and related social action.
Principal Office: Switzerland
The Humane Earth Foundation (La Fondation pour une Terre Humaine -- FTH) makes grants to civil society organizations in Europe for social action to defend the natural environment, and to combat poverty and exclusion.
FTH funds projects that inform people of risks associated with threats to the environment and biodiversity; that lead to changed behavior in relation to the environment; and that spread knowledge of successful experience to show that change is possible.
The Foundation takes an activist approach in defining the issues it supports.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Grants in defense of the environment. The interests in FTH are broad, including the following (among others):
Although there is no defined maximum, grants do not generally exceed CHF 25 thousand.
APPLICATION: Grant seekers send short letters of inquiry (LOIs) to outline their proposed projects.
If FTH is potentially interested, it requests a complete application before a posted calendar deadline.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Eastern Europe and Russia
FTH’s website is available in French and partially in English.
The Foundation posts annual reports (French) that summarize financial activity, and that show grants by subject areas.
FTH lists past grants by year, topic, and country.
The Foundation posts contact information for its offices in Switzerland and France.
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