Foundation / Corporation
Global Forest Watch
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Grants of up to $40,000 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and non-governmental organizations for forest conservation projects in eligible countries. Funding is intended for projects that monitor forests, support sustainable management of forest landscapes, and reduce illegal and unplanned deforestation. Previously funded projects have been used to strengthen community land rights, alert authorities to illegal deforestation, and raise awareness of deforestation drivers. Currently funded projects must be carried out in specified countries in Latin America, Africa, or Asia.
For the 2023 Small Grants Fund cycle, GFW is looking for projects that will be carried out in Latin America, Africa, or Asia, in one or more of the countries listed at https://s3.amazonaws.com/gfw.blog/Training+Guides/SGF/Guidelines+for+SGF+Applicants+2023.pdf#page=5.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world. This free forest monitoring system provides timely and actionable information to support the sustainable management and conservation of forest landscapes. For details about Global Forest Watch tools, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/gfw.blog/Training+Guides/SGF/Guidelines+for+SGF+Applicants+2023.pdf#page=2; see also the Training Guides Brochure in Supporting Documents below.
The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to organizations around the world to use Global Forest Watch’s tools and data to turn forest monitoring information into action. The Fund seeks to build the capacity of civil society organizations to reduce illegal or unplanned deforestation. Successful projects translate data into action, applying GFW to overcome challenges in protecting the world’s forests.
Projects may employ one or more of the following approaches:
Small Grants Fund projects have used GFW to strengthen community land rights, by providing evidence of the benefits of community-monitored forests; alert authorities to illegal deforestation, resulting in fines for the perpetrators; and create campaigns, to raise awareness of deforestation drivers and hold those responsible to account.
For examples of project approach and scope, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/gfw.blog/Training+Guides/SGF/Guidelines+for+SGF+Applicants+2023.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 151801
The number of projects selected can range from 8-15, with 12 being the average.
- The Small Grants Fund awards organizations between $10,000 and $40,000 USD.
- Each grantee will be assigned a WRI staff member as an advisor, who will provide virtual technical support and other assistance.
- In addition to the financial support and technical assistance, SGF recipients become part of a network of organizations and receive benefits that extend beyond the lifetime of their grant. These include opportunities to connect with others in the GFW network, invitations to GFW events, opportunities to test and provide feedback on new GFW features, and the potential to be featured in blogs, social media, or other WRI communications materials.
- Projects begin February 1, 2023
- Projects end January 31, 2024
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://gfw.smapply.io/prog/2023_small_grants_fund_application/
For questions about the Fund or for assistance with the application, please contact email@example.com.
For geographic eligibility, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/gfw.blog/Training+Guides/SGF/Guidelines+for+SGF+Applicants+2023.pdf#page=5.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
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