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
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
Environment Education (EE) Grants EPA Government The Environmental Education Grants Program supports projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. North America Website
Environment Now Foundation Environment Now is a private non-profit foundation focused on preserving and restoring coastal, freshwater and forest ecosystems, as well as improving air quality and urban sustainability. No Information North America Website
European Union Directorate-General Environment Government The LIFE programme is the European Union’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the Union. Europe Website
Evoqua Company Evoqua Water Technologies delivers products, solutions and services to ensure water quality and consistency for municipalities, industrial water users and recreational facilities. With more than a 100-year heritage of industry-leading brands and products, technical expertise, and unmatched customer service, Evoqua is the partner of choice for millions of water users across the globe. No Information Website
Fondation Franz Weber Franz Weber Foundation The Fondation Franz Weber is committed to a diverse range of campaigns in Switzerland and around the world to protect animals and nature. No Information Europe Website
Fondation Hans Wilsdorf (Rolex) Foundation - Social Actions
- Culture
- Education
No Information Europe Website
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza FMCN NGO/INGO The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN) finances conservation projects throughout Mexico. Key programmes include;
- Natural protected areas
- Forests and Watersheds
- Coastal & Marine
No Information Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Fonds français pour l'Environnement mondial FFEM Multilateral For 24 years, FFEM has been working to reconcile the conservation of the environment and sustainable development in developing and emerging countries.

FFEM has set the priority of acting to protect the global environment in order to promote sustainable economic and social development in the countries where it operates.
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
George B. Storer Foundation Foundation The Foundation promotes the responsible management of public lands and supports efforts to minimize the externalized costs of development on society in the form of climate change, pollution, habitat fragmentation, clean water and air. The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate:
- Promoting an economy that achieves ecological sustainability while striving to meet society’s other needs
- Promoting decision-making that is supported by economic models that recognize long-term and total costs to society
- Conserving and restoring resources to preserve the basis of life and productivity


No Information North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation Fund Global EbA Fund Multilateral The Global EbA Fund grant selection criteria concern both the project and the wider context for its implementation. Global EbA Fund grants should be complementary to and add value to existing work, by filling a gap in an existing project, enhancing the impact of an investment in EbA, contributing to policy upscaling of EbA, and/or serving to develop a larger proposal to another funding mechanism. $50-100K Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean
Global Environment Facility DC GEF NGO/INGO The GEF funds are available to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements. The GEF administers several trust funds to help tackle pressing environmental problems. Focus areas include:
- Biodiversity
- Chemicals and waste
- Climate change
- International waters
- Land degradation
- Sustainable cities
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Global Green Grants Fund Foundation Global Green Grants Fund, mobilizes resources and supports communities worldwide to protect their ways of life and the planet. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Global Water Partnership GWP Multilateral The Global Water Partnership is a network of organizations involved in water resources management. GWP mobilizes diverse actors to engage and take actions that solve water problems. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Moore Foundation The Environmental Conservation Program, of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation focusses on protecting critical ecosystems, establishing models for collaboration that can be replicated and creating lasting change in how land, freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems are managed. $50-100K Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Green Climate Fund GCF Foundation Our work aims to support paradigm shifts in both climate mitigation and climate adaptation efforts. GCF aims for a 50:50 balance between mitigation and adaptation investments over time. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Greggs Foundation Foundation The Environmental Grant Fund of the Greggs Foundation, funds projects dedicated to improving the physical local environment throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Less than $10K Europe Website
Groupe Castel Company Founded in 1949 in Bordeaux by nine brothers and sisters, Castel is a company that has been devoting all its expertise and energy for more than sixty years to the promotion of French wine throughout the world and to the development of beer and soft drinks in Africa. No Information Website
Heineken Africa Foundation Foundation The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation works together with the HEINEKEN breweries in Sub-Saharan Africa and (N)GO’s to improve community access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Africa Website
Heineken International Company - Protecting water resources
- Reducing CO2 Emissions
- Sourcing sustainability
- Responsible Consumption
- Promoting Health and Safety
- Growing with Communities
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Hewlett Foundation Hewlett Foundation The Environment Program of the Hewlett Foundation makes grants to protect people and places threatened by a warming planet. The Foundation is addressing climate change globally, expanding clean energy and conserving the landscapes and waterways of the North American West. No Information North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
HSBC Group HSBC Company The programme aims to provide and protect water sources, inform and educate communities in need, and enable people to prosper and drive economic development across the world.

- Low-carbon mission
- Environmental impact of supply chains
- Local community support (HSBC Water Programme)
- Environmental impact of our business and operations
$1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
International Climate Initiative IKI Government The International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) finances climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition. The IKI is a key element of Germany's climate financing and funds projects in the following areas;
- Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
- Adapting to the impacts of climate change
- Conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)
- Conserving biological diversity
$100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website