Funding Organizations

This database lists organizations from the public and private sector that fund or invest in projects promoting wetland conservation, wise use and restoration. This database is not exhaustive, it serves as a directory for people searching for possible funders. Email ramsar@ramsar.org to suggest updates or additions to the Database.

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Name Short name Type Areas of support Grant size Geographic interest Website
2030 Water Resources Group 2030 WRG Other

The 2030 Water Resources Group is a public, private, civil society partnership hosted by the World Bank Group. The partnership supports country-level collaboration designed to unite diverse groups with a common interest in the sustainable management of water resources.

Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
AB in Bev Company

ABinBev invests financial and technical resources into green infrastructure initiatives, conservation and reforestation projects, habitat restoration efforts and improved water infrastructure. Smart agriculture and water stewardship are listed as the sustainability goals of the company.

No Information Global Website
Arcadia Fund Foundation

Acadia is a charitable fund that supports selected organizations that preserve culture, protect the environment and promote open access. Arcadia offers grants to protect threatened biodiversity and landscapes, trains conservation professionals. The focus is on four approaches;
- On-Site conservation
- Off Site conservation
- Policy advocacy
- Conservation leadership

$1M+ Global Website
Asahi Company

Asahi Group Holdings is a global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food company that continues to create new values in order to share impressive moments with people around the world.

- Climate change
- Recycling-based society
- Biodiversity

No Information Website
Avina Foundation

Avina supports innovations to promote eco-efficiency, biodiversity and environmental sustainability. A key role is played by the sustainable production of healthy food. 

In the field of environment and nutrition, Avina supports innovation to promote eco-efficiency, biodiversity and ecological sustainability. Sustainable production of healthy food is a key factor.

Global Website
Bay & Paul Foundations Foundation

The Bay and Paul Foundations offers grants to support scientific research and community based initiatives to repair or preserve biodiversity and eco-system integrity.

No Information North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation Gimbel Foundation Foundation

The Foundation supports a range of environmental issues. Among these are initiatives aimed at;
- Combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions
- Ensuring access to clean air and water
- Restoring the health of the oceans and preserving marine ecosystems.

$50-100K Global Website
Bertarelli Foundation Foundation

Today the Bertarelli Foundation tackles some the biggest issues in the fields of marine conservation and life science research and does so by developing partnerships with scientists, NGOs and governments around the world. As a result the Foundation is helping to provide real solutions to critical problems ranging from combating illegal-fishing to overcoming congenital deafness.

The Bertarelli Foundation also supports important projects in local communities in parts of the world where the trustees have lived or worked – particularly in Switzerland, the United States of America, the region of Tuscany in Italy and the north-west of England.

No Information Europe, North America Website
CARITAS NGO/INGO

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. Some Caritas country offices fund environment, disaster risk reduction and livelihood projects. Links to the national organizations can be found on the international Caritas website.

$1M+ Global Website
Carlsberg Company

- Carbon footprint
- Water waste

No Information Website
Castle Foundation Foundation

Founded in 1962, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation works to build resources for Hawaii’s future. We do so by investing in promising initiatives and organizations through grant making, using our convening power, and introducing and spreading new ideas and approaches to help solve some of Hawaii’s most pressing problems.

$100K-1M North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Christensen Fund Foundation

The Christensen Fund offers grants guided by the decisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Global Website
Coca-Cola Femsa Company

Priority funding areas include empowering women, protecting the environment & enhancing communities

$50-100K North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Coca-Cola Foundation Company

The Coca-Cola Foundation is the international philanthropic arm of Coca-Cola and awards grants in the following priority areas;
- Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship
- Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling
- Enhancing communities: education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives

$100K-1M Global Website
Code Blue Foundation Foundation

Code Blue is a charitable foundation and supports projects that promote;
- Ocean conservation
- Watershed & fisheries
- Conservation media

No Information Global Website
Conservation International CI NGO/INGO

Conservation International CI works with more than 2,000 partners to protect nature. The Organization supports in interventions in protected areas, on land, marine and in coastal areas.

No Information Global Website
Cornell Douglas Foundation Foundation

The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides small grants to organizations which advocate for;
- Environmental health & justice
- Land conservation
- Sustainability of resources
- Watershed protection

$10-50K Global Website
Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Foundation

The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation supports conservation of natural resources in eastern North America and the Caribbean Basin, with an emphasis on the United States
- Marine resource conservation and management with priority given to fisheries
- South Florida Ecosystems (Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys)
- Alabama environmental issues
- D.C. Metro area environmental issues*
- Population and environment initiatives

$10-50K North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Danone Danone Evian Company

Danone’s Social Innovation Funds, invest in projects that strengthen ecosystems and find solutions to address poverty, environment degradation, climate change and access to water.

$50-100K Global Website
David & Lucile Packard Foundation Foundation

The Conservation and Science Program of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation invests in actions and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Funding priority areas include; Climate, Ocean, Land, Science, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Conservation.

No Information Global Website
David Suzuki Foundation Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation works to conserve and protect the natural environment mainly in Canada with a focus on the following areas;
- Climate solutions
- Biodiversity
- Environmental rights
- Oceans
- Cities

No Information Global Website
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Government

The UK government's department responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the food and farming industry and sustaining a thriving rural economy.

Website
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation DDCF Foundation

The Environment Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) awards grants to enable communities to protect and manage wildlife habitat. Areas funded include;
- Land conservation in an Era of Climate Change
- Wildlife and Energy development
- Strengthening the Conservation Field
- Environmental Stewardship in the Tri-State Area

$100K-1M North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Dow Chemichals Company

Dow provides a world-class portfolio of advanced, sustainable and leading-edge products. This enables us to deliver solutions designed to meet almost any performance and business need.

No Information Website
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. DU Company

Ducks Unlimited is a private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Areas of interest include advocacy, conservation and restoration projects that protect wetlands, watersheds, waterfowl breeding grounds and flyways.

$50-100K North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website