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Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation

Grants for biodiversity conservation in Italy, Europe, and developing countries

Principal Office: Italy

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation is inspired by the founder’s concerns to defend the world’s environment and animals, and to empower children through their right to education and health.

Program areas in the Foundation are: Charity; Education; Medical Research; Construction; Cultural/Artistic; Campaigns; Historical Partners, and Environmental Conservation.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Environmental Conservation. The Foundation supports the conservation of habitats and species in Italy, Europe more widely, and developing countries. Funded projects include examples in the following subject areas:

  • Wildlife studies and conservation;
  • Biodiversity inventories;
  • Nature reserves and protected areas;
  • Links between biological resources and local communities.

Grant recipients are nonprofit organizations worldwide. Most grant recipients in Environmental Conservation are conservation NGOs, wildlife foundations and institutes, and academic institutions which engage in environmental issues.

About projects in environmental conservation

[content_box box_type=”e.g. normal”]APPLICATION: (Note: The foundation will not accept new project proposals until June 2021.)

Applicants provide statements of organizational achievements related to the proposed project; a summary of the problem addressed and anticipated results of the project; project location; information about financial sustainability of the project; budget information and co-funding partners; and a project timetable.

About how to apply


Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Foundation offers a biography of Elsa Peretti, its president.

Contact Us provides complete information.

January 2021