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
Oak Foundation OAK Foundation The Oak Foundation through its Environment Programme, offers grants that support innovative solutions to climate change, marine conservation, wildlife conservation and trade. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Overbrook Foundation Foundation The Overbrook Foundation through its Environment Program supports projects focusing on biodiversity conservation in Latin America, and sustainable production and consumption in the United States. Several grants are also awarded for specific climate change initiatives and to organizations using media to increase public awareness of environmental issues.
$1M+ North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Patagonia International Patagonia Company Patagonia’s Grants Programme supports grassroots organizations working on mulit-pronged campaigns to protect the environment. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Pentair Kingspan Company Pentair and the Pentair Foundation engage in grant making that focuses on initiatives that provide sustainable access to water, education on water safety and addressing community needs, mainly in locations where the Company operates. No Information Website
PepsiCo Foundation Company The Foundation seeks to invest in the essential elements of a sustainable food system - helping to alleviate hunger, manage water and waste responsibly as well as support women as champions of nutrition from farm to family. $100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Pictet Charitable Foundation Foundation The Pictet Group Charitable Foundation provides support to projects that help disadvantaged communities in developing countries, in the fields of humanitarian aid, youth work and education. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust PONT Foundation PONT enables protected areas in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid region to develop and implement their management plans and to conserve the environment through sustainable co-financing of operational costs. PONT supports the development and use of standard operational planning and reporting systems for the implementation of proprietary protected area programmes. Standardised biodiversity monitoring systems are developed in which data collection, data analysis and data sharing are supported for habitat management, with an efficient division of what can be done by the protected area staff themselves, local people and what to outsource to third parties. Enabling the protected area staff to increasingly use scientific data in managing the area must be included in the third-party contracts. The inclusion of minimum Natura 2000 requirements will gain importance in the coming years. The protected area authorities are supported with their operations and organisational development to make the organisations more robust and capable of sourcing third party funding. Europe Website
Ramsar Regional Center East Asia RRC-EA Other The RRC-EA Wetland Fund is a small grant program that provides complementary support to ongoing and planned national wetland initiatives as a contribution of participating Contracting Parties to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention. The Fund provides small grants for initiatives that can influence policy development and for national, subnational and site level measures related to wetland management, conservation and restoration. Less than $10K Asia Website
Rockefeller Foundation Foundation Working to secure the fundamentals of human well-being around the world.
Water access: Water stewardship access and management link to article
Resilient Cities: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/topics/resilientcities/
$1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation Foundation The Foundation advances the transition to more sustainable and effective approaches to water and land management. Grants are provided to help develop and scale innovative models; expand the knowledge base; ground resource management in best practice; and support sound policies.
$1M+ North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Salvia Foundation Foundation The Salvia Foundation supports better protection of the global environment based on a holistic study of nature, promotes democracy and supports studies on the phenomenon of consciousness. No Information Website
Scherman Foundation Foundation The Foundation’s Core Fund Environment Program supports a variety of organizations seeking to protect the natural and human environment and to create a sustainable future. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: energy and climate, marine preservation, clean drinking water and urban sustainability $10-50K North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Secunda Family Foundation Foundation The Secunda Foundation is focused on funding conservation, advocacy, capacity building, urban sustainability and sustainable drinking water $100K-1M North America, Latin America and the Caribbean
Shell Company Shell works with environmental and developmental organisations all over the world to reduce its environmental and societal impacts on land and water where it operates. $100K-1M Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Skoll Foundation Skoll NGO/INGO Our vision is to live in a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all.

The Skoll Foundation catalyzes transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
Suez Environnement Company Suez designs and implements innovative solutions to address four major challenges namely;
- Developing access to resources for everyone (Water)
- Protecting resources and ecosystems
- Optimizing the use of resources
- Producing new resources
$1M+ Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website
The Darwin Initiative Government The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide.

Projects typically try to address threats to biodiversity such as:
- habitat loss or degradation
- climate change
- invasive species
- over-exploitation
- pollution and eutrophication
Website
The Environmental Portfolio at the The Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Foundation Pew’s conservation work in the United States and abroad helps preserve wilderness, restore biodiversity and increase understanding of ocean ecology. It’s conservation portfolio includes a project on protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs. The Foundation is building partnerships with countries to help them integrate coastal wetlands and coral reefs into their commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean 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
The World Bank Group IBRD+IDA NGO/INGO The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. No Information Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean Website