SavingSpecies is looking to fund new projects. We are soliciting new proposals for funding grants for projects that meet our criteria.
You are invited to send us a brief letter of interest. Should your project fulfill our initial requirements, we will ask you to submit a formal proposal.
WHAT WE DO: We help local conservation groups purchase land for habitat restoration. We may consider funding projects for restoration of land or that is part of an existing conservation area. We maximize our effectiveness by providing grants for the purchase and restoration of land that connects existing habitat fragments, or that prevents isolation of habitat that would otherwise continue due to habitat loss.
HOW WE WORK: As our existing projects demonstrate, our strategy is to fund relatively small land purchases — at most a few hundred hectares — with the aim to create several thousand hectares of continuous habitat. By restoring habitat connections these strategic purchases improve the survival of dozens of endangered species. This approach increases the impact of our limited conservation funds. Our completed projects have involved collaborations and land purchases that, in some cases, were spread out over several years.
WHAT WE DON’T DO: We do not fund purchase of relatively intact habitats. We may, however, fund purchase of such habitat if it is part of a parcel that is otherwise eligible. Purchase of existing reserves, protected areas or otherwise intact habitats cannot be part of the proposal. That said, we have worked successfully with the Small Grants Programme of the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands to purchase intact habitats. Indeed, we view such collaborations — with them and other comparable groups — very favorably. Simply, we welcome partnering with other organizations as part of larger efforts.
Your letter of interest must include:
We will request more detail in your full proposal, if it is invited.
Please complete the form here to submit your Letter of Interest. If the form is not working, or if you’d prefer, please email us with the required information (see above for list of requirements for Letter of Interest).
HELPFUL GUIDELINES IF YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT A FULL PROPOSAL
If you are invited to submit a full proposal, we’ll provide more specifics to help you tailor your proposal. In the meantime, your first step is to read proposals for the Save the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Save the Greater Bamboo lemur projects. Although these projects involve mammals, we will consider proposals to save any species. Our primary criteria are that the species or area concerned is threatened and buying land will reduce the threat.
SavingSpecies welcomes proposals regarding projects. We have an informal review process, but we do request that you provide enough information for us to make a sound conservation decision.
An ideal project will meet some or all of the following criteria:
Please review the requirements below to be sure your project proposal provides the necessary information to be considered. When you have gathered the information, please contact SavingSpecies for additional details on submitting your proposal.
Project proposal requirements:
If you would like to speak with someone about submitting a project or have any questions, please contact SavingSpecies.