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for Environmental Preservation

Environment Program - Carbon Landscapes

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Metcalf Foundation

LOI Date:

09/15/22

Deadline Date:

10/27/22 2:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to Canada registered charities for environmental preservation programs. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. The purpose of funding is to combat climate change and the loss of biodiversity with innovative solutions. Priority will be given to Indigenous-led conservation efforts. Areas of focus include the conservation and protection of peatlands, grasslands, and old-growth forests.

These ecosystems provide countless social, cultural, and environmental benefits to the many communities for whom these regions are home. As Canada strives to achieve its global commitment to protect and conserve 30% of lands and waters by 2030, a central focus of this effort must be support for Indigenous-led conservation.

The Foundation's approach is:

  • Grounded in respect for Indigenous rights, culture, and traditions
  • Prioritizing Indigenous-led conservation
  • Informed by community knowledge and cutting-edge research
  • Strengthened by philanthropic partnerships and cross-sector collaboration
  • Agile by design

Carbon Landscapes has two-track funding strategy:

Research, Convening, and Outreach: Funding is geared toward efforts at a federal, provincial, and/or territorial scale, rather than on-the-ground, locally-specific work. Examples of the type of work supported under this strategy include a mix of complementary and often combined activities, such as:

  • Research: Producing timely, well-researched, and accessible reports to inform the design of new strategies, policies, and programs.
  • Convening: Bringing together community leaders, non-governmental organizations, academics, industry, and government representatives to better link, coordinate, and advance cross-sector efforts.
  • Outreach: Communications efforts that strengthen public awareness, understanding, and support for specific policy goals or actions.

On-the-Ground Leadership

On-the-Ground Leadership: At present, funding for on-the-ground leadership activities is largely focused on efforts to plan and establish Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in two major peatland regions: Hudson Bay Lowlands and the Mackenzie River Basin.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185229

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no maximum or minimum grant size; applicants are asked that applications be submitted with budgets appropriate to the proposed work, organization’s size, and human resources capacity.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will entertain proposals for multi-year funding based on the nature and scope of project goals.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations may apply individually or in collaboration with others. Lead applicants must have a current, valid charitable registration from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Non-charitable partners can be included as part of a collaborative grant application led by a registered charity.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Interest (LOI) Deadline:
Rolling intake until September 15, 2022 at 2pm ET

Letters of Interest will be reviewed within three weeks of submission. Applicants will be notified within that timeframe regarding a decision on a full application invitation.

Full Application Deadline (invitation-only based on LOI stage):
October 27, 2022 at 2pm ET

Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Board and staff, assisted by external reviewers with relevant expertise and experience. Notifications of funding decisions will be sent out in December 2022.

In advance of applying, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Metcalf’s Environment
Program Director, Andre Vallillee, to discuss their proposal ideas. Based on past experience, these pre-submission conversations with foundation staff can help to clarify program funding parameters and avoid unnecessary work on the applicant’s end.

It is not the Foundation’s customary practice to consider more than one application from any one organization in a given funding round. Please limit your request to one project unless otherwise arranged with Foundation staff.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email applications to: hdunford@metcalffoundation.com

For questions, contact:
Program Director - Andre Vallillee
avallillee@metcalffoundation.com
416-926-0366 x 230

Metcalf Foundation
38 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S1

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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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