The Environment Program awards grants through invited proposals and the occasional funding competition. Funding opportunities may also be available through organizations administering re-granting programs supported by the foundation.
All the Environment Program's land capital funds are distributed through re-grant competitions administered by regional conservation organizations. The foundation does not make direct grants for land acquisition projects. Visit our Funding Opportunities page to find out about any open re-grant competitions.
Although unsolicited proposals are not being considered at this time, inquiries about future support for projects that fall within the Environment Program's four primary grant-making strategies can be submitted through a letter of inquiry.
Areas Not Funded
In general, the Environment Program does not make grants outside of its four primary grant-making strategies:
- Land Conservation in an Era of Climate Change
- Wildlife and Energy Development
- Strengthening the Conservation Field
- Environmental Stewardship in the Tri-State Area
- Funding is limited to the United States and projects located therein.
- Construction capital for green building projects is not available.
- The foundation does not support projects that focus on marine environments, toxics remediation, litigation, individual research or scholarships (apart from DDCF initiatives), publications or filmmaking.