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Environment Program - Carbon Landscapes - Strategy 1

Grants to Canada Registered Charities for
Programs that Promote Natural Climate Solutions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Metcalf Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/16/19 2:00 PM


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Grants to Canada registered charities for programs that promote natural climate solutions nationwide. Applicants are required to contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs that address climate action in the areas of public policy research and analysis; convening and collaboration; and communications and public education.

Well-functioning ecosystems play a critical role in maintaining a stable climate on Earth. From forests to farmlands and grasslands to wetlands, Canada is home to a range of ecosystems that can store and sequester carbon. Natural climate solutions involve strategies to protect, restore, and steward the carbon services of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, while also benefitting biodiversity, and sustaining livelihoods.

Build sector capacity, intellectual leadership, and public understanding of linkages between climate action, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable livelihoods, to create space and support for advancing natural climate solutions. Examples of the type of work supported under this strategy include a mix of complementary and often combined activities, such as:

Public Policy Research and Analysis:
Funding to produce timely, well-researched, and accessible reports to inform the design of new policies and programs, financing mechanisms, legal frameworks, and other levers to support natural climate solutions.

Convening and Collaboration:
Funding to convene community leaders, non-governmental organizations, scientists, industry, and government officials to build bridges and common understanding of challenges and opportunities at the interface of climate action, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable livelihoods. Granting in this area would help convene leaders from within and across sectors to better link, coordinate, and advance mutually supportive activities.

Communications and Public Education:
Funding to establish a public narrative and heightened level of awareness among Canadians and public officials of natural climate solutions. This will create public space and support for integrating and strengthening natural climate solutions as part of provincial, territorial, national, and international climate action plans.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185229

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no maximum or minimum grant size; the Foundation asks 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:

- Be committed to advancing nature-based climate solutions at the local, provincial, territorial, and/or national levels in Canada; and
- 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:

In advance of applying, prospective applicants are asked to contact Metcalf’s Environment Program Director, Andre Vallillee, to discuss proposal ideas.

The deadline for 2019 applications to Carbon Landscapes under Funding Strategy 1 is April 16, 2019, 2:00 pm. Funding decisions will be announced in mid-June.

Applications are to be submitted in electronic form only.

Applicants are asked to limit their 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.

Submit applications to:

Andre Vallillee
Environment Program Director
416.926.0366 x 230

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon