11 May 2022
16 organizations


«Arcadia supports work to preserve endangered cultural heritage, protect endangered ecosystems, and promote access to knowledge. Our aim is to defend the complexity of human culture and the natural world, so that coming generations can build a vibrant, resilient and green future.»

( source: https://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/ )
Cultural heritage ; Ecosystems ; Access to knowledgeWorld
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

«The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) enables civil society to protect the world’s biodiversity hotspots—biologically rich ecosystems that are essential to humanity, yet highly threatened.»

( source: https://www.cepf.net/ )
Fondo para Guanacaste

«Empower organizations, leaders, and communities in Guanacaste through the mobilization of resources and cooperation between sectors and cultures»

( source: https://guanacastefund.org/welcome/ )
Community development ; EnvironmentGuanacaste, Costa Rica
Global Nature Fund

«Global Nature Fund is a non-profit, private, independent international foundation for the protection of environment and nature»

( source: https://www.globalnature.org/34517/HOME/About-us/resindex.aspx )
Nature ConservationWorld

«We bring the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. »

( source: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=&t=h_&ia=web )
JRS Biodiversity Foundation

«… is an independent grantmaking foundation based in the United States with assets of $50 million that awards grants to increase the access to and use of biodiversity information in sub-Saharan Africa»

( source: https://jrsbiodiversity.org/about-jrs/ )
Biodiversity informationSub-Sahara Africa
Lake Constance Foundation


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Nature ConservationBodensee area, Europe
MAVA Foundation

«While financial support is vital, we do much more than simply funding our partners. We also accompany them on their conservation journey, helping them develop the skills they need and strengthening their ability to deliver.»

( source: https://mava-foundation.org/about-us/mission/ )
Nature ConservationWorld ; Mediterranean ; coastal West Africa ; Switzerland
MacArthur Foundation

«The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.»

( source: https://www.macfound.org/about/ )
Climate change ; Nuclear risks ; Criminal justice ; Anti corruption ; FinanceWorld
Minderoo Foundation

«Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. … Everything we do is driven by a deep care for people and a mission to improve the world for future generations.»

( source: https://www.minderoo.org/about/#overview )
Oceans ; Plastic pollutionWorld
Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

«The NTFP-EP is a collaborative network of over 60 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) working with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in the sustainable management of natural resources in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.»

( source: https://ntfp.org/who-we-are/ )
Forest Products (non-timber)Philippines ; India ; Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Vietnam ; Cambodia
Oak Foundation

«We address issues of global, social, and environmental concern»

( source: https://oakfnd.org/ )
Environment ; MixedWorld
One Earth

«One Earth is a philanthropic organization working to accelerate collective action to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C.»

( source: https://www.oneearth.org/our-mission/ )
Climate changeWorld
The National Science Foundation

«The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”»

( source: https://www.nsf.gov/about/ )
ScienceUnited States
The Rufford Foundation

«Providing grant funding for nature conservation programmes and pilot projects around the world.»

( source: https://www.rufford.org/ )
Nature ConservationWorld
WCS Climate Adaptation Fund

«… provides grant awards to conservation non-profits across the United States to catalyze innovative, science-driven projects responding to the impacts of climate change on wildlife and people»

( source: https://www.wcsclimateadaptationfund.org/ )
Climate changeUnited States




About this table

A list of donors and funding organizations that target nature conservation in a wide sense, so including sub´topics and related topics, such as climate change. For the time being, the list is rather arbitrary.

Disclaimer : The data is provided ‘as is’. I compiled it to the best of my abilities. The list is not complete and errors may occur. If you find any errors or know of possible additions, then please do let me know.

The list is compiled based on web resources, reports and other sources.