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Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

Grants for wildlife conservation in the USA and developing countries

Principal Office: USA

The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation is dedicated to supporting nature conservation and the amelioration of human distress.

The Foundation makes grants to address the issues of species extinction, habitat destruction and fragmentation, resource depletion, and resource waste. It favors solutions that directly benefit local communities while protecting species and wildlands.

The Foundation is active in the USA and developing countries. It devotes a substantial portion of its grant making for wildlife conservation in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Wildlife Conservation. The international conservation interests of the Foundation include:

  • Tiger conservation across Asia;
  • Wildlife management in the Congo Basin and East Africa, emphasizing elephants;
  • Wildlife conservation in Madagascar;
  • Jaguar conservation in Amazonia and Central America; and

The Foundation’s grants support conservation field projects, applied ecological research, and training and education in wildlife management.

About programs


Most grant recipients are nonprofit conservation organizations. International grants generally range from US$10 thousand to US$200 thousand.

PPLICATION: The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Find information on grant making

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

East Asia

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and Caribbean

Grant seekers should review examples of recent projects as a guide to the Foundation’s priorities.

The Foundation shares contact information.

December 2020