Principal Office: USA
The J.M. Kaplan Fund is a family foundation in New York. Kaplan’s four programs are: City Life; Historic Preservation; Human Migrations; and Environment.
The Environment program focuses on marine conservation, especially in ocean waters that lie beyond the jurisdiction of a single national government.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Environment Program. Kaplan’s program in Environment makes grants in the themes below.
APPLICATION: The great majority of grant-funded projects are chosen by Kaplan’s staff. However, Kaplan welcomes written inquiries (and discourages telephone inquiries).
Organizations should submit a brief letter to describe their work and its relevance in relation to the specific program interests of the Fund. The letters are sent by postal mail to the Grants Manager at Kaplan’s address in New York.
About grant programs, and how to inquire
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
According to the Foundation’s tax reports, most grant recipients in Environment are well-established conservation organizations in the USA and internationally. Grants generally range from US$5 thousand to US$150 thousand.
After 2009, Kaplan no longer supports some of the types of conservation activities that it funded previously.
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