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
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Multilateral CEPF has funded biodiversity conservation projects led by more than 2,500 grantees around the world. We support civil society organizations of all sizes—from farmers' cooperatives and community groups to universities and international nongovernmental organizations. $100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Group (Evian) 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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 Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Giz Government No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America 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
Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency ERCA Other Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) provides grant to Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities. No Information 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
Ford Foundation Foundation We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.

Across eight decades, our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility FCPF NGO/INGO he Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and Indigenous Peoples focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, activities commonly referred to as REDD+.

The FCPF works with 47 developing countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, along with 17 donors that have made contributions and commitments totaling $1.3 billion. The FCPF supports REDD+ efforts through its Readiness and Carbon Funds.
No Information Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Fundo Vale Foundation We support initiatives that foster innovative business models and rethink ways of doing things, as well as financial arrangements and instruments to allow large-scale sustainable economies. What do these things have in common? Our commitment to generate positive impacts on the environment and people’s lives. No Information 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
German Development Bank KFW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) KfW Government Budget are mainly allocated to poor and poorly developed countries. The funds are not repaid. However, to be eligible to receive this funding, development policy criteria must be met including the partner country's ownership and commitment. We mainly deploy grants and very low-interest standard loans in poor and poorly developed countries: in 2017, 41% of the German Federal Government's budget funds were dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa. More developed countries are also eligible for grants for projects that contribute directly to reducing poverty or to protecting global public goods such as, e. g., tropical rainforests. Africa, Asia, Europe, 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