Focus of This Profile: Small grants to protect forests, promote local self-sufficiency, and strengthen the rights and livelihoods of forest communities in the developing world.
Principal Office: USA
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) aims to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. RAN supports activists in rainforest countries, and it organizes and mobilizes consumers and community action groups.
The Protect-an-Acre (PAA) Fund makes small grants to protect forests, promote local self-sufficiency, and strengthen the rights and livelihoods of forest communities.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Protect-an-Acre (PAA) Fund. RAN makes grants through the Protect-an-Acre Fund in six categories:
Protect-an-Acre makes grants to local forest communities, indigenous federations, and NGOs active in rainforest zones.
Grants in PAA generally do not exceed US$5 thousand.
APPLICATION: Applicants fill out and submit an application online, or they request an application from RAN as a document.
An application includes the financial situation of the applying organization; the organization’s purpose and history; details of the project proposal; and information about the organization’s principal personnel.
Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no calendar deadline.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Since 1993, expenditures in PAA have exceeded US$1 million for grants to over 150 communities and organizations.
PAA posts a list of funded projects, which can help grant seekers understand the projects that get supported.
RAN recently established a Climate Action Fund to offset carbon emissions. The Fund makes small grants to community groups that active in preventing the extraction of fossil fuels, and in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To date, grant recipients and projects are located in the USA.
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