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Global Nature Fund

Support for the protection of lakes, wetlands, drinking water, and sustainable livelihoods related to freshwater conservation

Principal Office: Germany

The Global Nature Fund (GNF) is a nonprofit foundation for the protection of environment and nature, landscape management, species protection, and environmental education. The GNF defines international cooperation as important in achieving these objectives.

The GNF is active in the protection and conservation of lakes, wetlands, and drinking water through the Living Lakes Network, which operates internationally.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Living Lakes Network. Living Lakes is a global network of partnership organizations to protect lakes, wetlands, and other freshwater sources and their catchment areas.

The network takes an ecosystems approach to include biodiversity conservation and support for local livelihoods (e.g., in agriculture, fisheries, tourism, etc.) in its scope.

About the program

Living Lakes does not make project grants, but it offers network assistance to members.

Members are able to include their projects and proposals in the Living Lakes portfolio for the attention of potential donors and sponsors. Members may also apply for assistance to participate in the meetings, workshops, and conferences of Living Lakes — and to seek other forms of networking and training support.

APPLICATION: The Living Lakes Network posts an application form, along with information about the responsibilities and benefits of joining the network.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Fund’s website is available in German and English.

Living Lakes supports regional/national networks in addition to the international network.

The GNF posts contact information.