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 Organization 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Agence Française de Développement AFD Company The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group funds, supports and accelerates the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, our teams carry out more than 4,000 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 115 countries. In this way, we contribute to the commitment of France and French people to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). $1M+ Africa 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+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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
Asian Development Fund ADF Foundation infrastructure; policy support and policy reform; production capacity, human development, and environmentally sustainable investments;
good governance and capacity building for development management; and regional cooperation.
$10-50K Asia, Europe, North America 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.
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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
Blue Action Fund Foundation Blue Action Fund’s Grant Programme supports projects that are implemented by national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in their efforts to conserve the ocean and improve the livelihoods of coastal communities in developing countries. $1M+ Africa
Blue Moon Fund Foundation N/A No Information 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+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Mott Foundation We support programs around the world that protect communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. No Information North America 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. Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
ClimateWorks Foundation Foundation The ClimateWorks Forests and Land Use program is led by the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), which supports policies, practices, and partnerships that halt and reverse forest loss, advance sustainable land use and development, and secure the rights and livelihoods of indigenous and forest communities. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Code Blue Foundation Foundation Code Blue is a charitable foundation and supports projects that promote;
- Ocean conservation
- Watershed & fisheries
- Conservation media
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Common Wealth Foundation Foundation The Foundation’s Grants Programme supports innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation. Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
COmoN Foundation Foundation The COmON Foundation is a private, charitable fund, dedicated to the regeneration and re-greening of degraded areas worldwide, empowering communities, optimising land use and nurturing nature, based on innovative approaches. Africa, Europe, Oceania 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website