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
The GEF Small Grants Programme SGP The programme is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). $10-50K Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
The International Coral Reef Initiative ICRI NGO/INGO UNEP and ICRI jointly launched a small grants programme to support the conservation and restoration of coral reefs, mangroves and seagras in sdeveloping countries, least developed countries and small island developing states

Grants will be awarded to projects aimed at protecting and restoring coastal marine ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on payment for ecosystem services, ecosystem restoration, blue carbon, marine protected areas, locally managed marine areas.
$50-100K Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation LDF Foundation The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation through collaborative partnerships, supports projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. The grant making program of the Foundation is focused on six main program areas namely;
- Wildlands conservation
- Oceans conservation
- Climate change
- Indigenous Rights.
- Transforming California and innovative solutions.
$1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation NEF NGO/INGO Dedicated to promoting nature conservation in developing countries. Less than $10K Asia Website
The Nature Conservancy TNC NGO/INGO The Nature Conservancy is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

- Tackle Climate Change
- Protect Land & Water
- Provide Food & Water Sustainably
- Build Healthy Cities
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation NORAD Government Norad grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and industry that work with partners in poor countries. Eligible organisations can apply by responding to the calls for proposals. Website
Threshold Foundation Foundation Threshold’s grant making program focuses on non-profit organizations promoting social justice and environment sustainability. The Foundation supports organizations addressing the drivers of climate change through substantive solutions that empower vulnerable people. $10-50K North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Tsingtao Company In Aug 1903, Tsingtao Brewery was founded by the Anglo-German Brewery Co. Ltd in Qingdao, China. The brewery brought the western settlers a high quality German style pilsner brewed with German technique, European high quality raw and, especially, mineral water from Laoshan spring,. The uniqueness and the quality have made Tsingtao Beer won many awards in different beer festivals. No Information Website
UN Environment UNEP NGO/INGO The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP' s focal areas include;
- Climate Change
- Disasters and Conflicts
- Ecosystem Management
- Environmental governance
- Chemicals and waste
- Reource efficiency
- Environment under review
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO NGO/INGO The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO NGO/INGO The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
United Nations Development Programme UNDP NGO/INGO UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies through partnerships with the private sector, civil society and citizens. Key areas include;

- Sustainable development
- Democratic governance and peacebuilding
- Climate and disaster resilience
- Gender equality
- Crisis response
- Development impact
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
UPS Foundation UPS supports environmental programs with a focus on restoration and conservation and carbon reduction $10-50K Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
US Fish & Wildlife Service USFWS The primary responsibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the management of fish and wildlife for the American public. The Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the American people. Website
Veolia Company Veolia promotes the conservation of natural resources, climate change actions and protects biodiversity through better management of the sites where they operate. $100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Wallace Global Fund WGF Foundation The Wallace Foundation works to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Focus areas include;
- Power differential and weakened NGOs
- Ecological collapse
$50-100K Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Walton Family Foundation Foundation The Walton Family Foundation grant making focuses on protecting oceans, rivers and the livelihoods they support, working closely with farmers, fishermen, ranchers, businesses and conservationists. $100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Wetlands International NGO/INGO Safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature. More precisely Peatlands, water stores from mountains to see, blue lines in the desert, coasts and Deltas. $1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust WWT NGO/INGO The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity focused on the conservation of wetlands and wildlife. $1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
World Wide Fund For Nature WWF NGO/INGO WWF works in 100 countries protecting the future of nature. Their activities include;
- Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods
- Secure water for people and nature
- Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world
$1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Xylem Company Xylem Cider Works is based out of Sherwood, Oregon. In an effort to source ingredients we have a 100 mile rule we try to follow reducing the amount of gas used to source our ingredients. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Yanjing Company The corporation was established in 1980 and in 1997 it completed the shareholding restructuring process pooling its funds to establish the Beijing Yanjing Beer Co., Ltd., which ranks first in total output and profit in China's beer industry. Yanjing beer uses natural mineral water that comes from the beautiful clean Beijing YanShan Mountain; therefore it has a clean, smooth and refreshing taste. No Information Website
Zennstrom Philanthropies Company The Company has two strategic programmes designed to support human rights and the environment.

Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website