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International Conservation Fund of Canada

Conservation actions to protect biodiversity and ecosystems in the world’s tropical regions

Principal Office: Canada

The International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) aims to conserve natural ecosystems and biodiversity in the world’s tropical regions. The ICFC supports direct conservation actions in collaboration with partners in Latin America, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

ICFC does not offer grants or donations. However, it accepts project proposals from prospective partner organizations.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Conservation Actions. ICFC collaborates with local partner organizations to implement direct conservation actions. They include:

  • Land acquisition;
  • Protecting and managing nature reserves;
  • Supporting indigenous people to protect their lands;
  • Educating communities about conservation needs, especially threatened species;
  • Engaging communities in local conservation;
  • Supporting laws and agreements that protect habitat.

Projects may involve terrestrial, wetland, freshwater, or marine habitats. ICFC generally works with partner NGOs that carry out project activities through an agency agreement. The Fund sometimes collaborates with peer international conservation organizations, especially on land acquisitions.

About the program

APPLICATION: ICFC does not make grants or offer any other form of financial donations. However, it welcomes project proposals from experienced and preferably local conservation organizations.

Projects may be submitted either at the idea stage or as developed proposals. ICFC publishes criteria and a checklist of what it expects from potential partners.

About partnerships

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

ICFC works with partners in the following regions, classified according to the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Fund identifies projects it has supported.

Project partners include both international and national conservation organizations.

ICFC publishes annual reports and newsletters.

Contact Us provides email addresses.

December 2020