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Category: Funding

Organization: Brazilian Biodiversity Fund

Language: Portuguese, English

Country/Region: Brazil

Summary: The Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio) provides a variety of resources for biodiversity conservation projects in Brazil. Funbio helps to identify and evaluate important investment opportunities and funding sources for conservation projects, manages those funds throughout the life of the projects, and oversees and assists with project activities to ensure that participating organizations are effectively utilizing their resources. The Funbio Web site provides summaries about some of the projects Funbio has supported, as well as links to other networks and organizations.

Organization: Terra Viva Grants

Language: English, with some information in Spanish, French and Portuguese

Country/Region: Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands; East Asia; South Asia; Eurasia and Central Asia; Eastern Europe and Russia; Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America and Caribbean

Summary: Terra Viva Grants is a free, searchable, online directory of grant makers that fund biodiversity conservation and natural resource management projects in developing regions throughout the world. Grant makers are listed alphabetically and divided into three broad categories: foundations and NGOs, government organizations, and international organizations. They are reviewed and updated each year, and are also searchable by funding country or region, and keyword. Detailed funder profiles include specific funding interests, grant restrictions, geographical focus regions, grant sizes and types, Web site listings, application guidelines, examples of recent grants, and other relevant information. The site provides a list of links to resources related to different aspects of fundraising, and features regularly updated funding news.

Organization: Fundación para la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales y Ambiente en Guatemala (FCG)

Language: English, Spanish

Country/Region: Guatemala

Summary: Fundación para la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales y Ambiente (FCG) aims to foster the sustainable economic development in Guatemala through financial resources. The organization's Web site features information about available financial resources for small projects that work in protected areas, sustainable management of natural resources, training and environmental education, applied research, environmental policy, and institutional strengthening; and sustainable productive activities. Finally, the FCG can provide support in managing projects, accounts, endowment funds, coordinating workshops and meetings, and developing proposals for fundraising from third parties. The Web site also features general information on Guatemala and information on the new ''natural trail'' dedicated to promoting ecotourism.

Organization: UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme

Language: English

Country/Region: Global

Summary: The Web site of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility's (GEF) Small Grants Programme, which supports community-level projects worldwide. The Programme has offices in 53 countries, which administer grants to NGOs and community organizations for the implementation of small-scale activities that fall within the Programme's thematic areas. The Web site features eligibility criteria, instructions on grant applications, profiles of current GEF-supported projects, and Programme strategies for each country involved in the GEF. Latin American countries include Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru.

Projet: Central America Environmental Projects Web site

Organization: World Bank

Languages: English, Spanish

Country/Region: Central America

Summary: This site serves as a directory of all of the projects the World Bank funds in Central America. See the "Projects" link at the bottom of the page for project profiles organized by country, featuring related documents and reports. Land use and vegetation maps, as well as publications about biodiversity, conservation, environmental management, pollution, public health and rural development are also featured.

Organization: Mexican Nature Conservation Fund (MNCF)

Languages: Spanish, English

Country/Region: Mexico

Summary: The MNCF promotes strategic actions and provides medium and long term financing to conservation initiatives in order to conserve Mexico's biodiversity and assure the sustainable use of its natural resources. The "grants awarded" information has not been updated since 1999, but the site includes a helpful searchable database, in Spanish only, of conservation groups and projects throughout Mexico.

Organization: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Language: English

Country/Region: Africa, Asia, Latin America

Summary: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) provides funding and technical assistance to civil society in Earth's biodiversity hotspots, which cover only 1.4 percent of the planet, yet contain 60 percent of terrestrial species diversity. CEPF focuses on strategic areas within hotspots in the developing world. The site includes information on CEPF's strategy, detailed information about their geographic focus areas, grant applications, and current awardees.

Organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA)

Languages: Spanish, English

Country/Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Summary: This Web site provides information about the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program, which establishes a matching grants program to fund projects that promote the conservation of these birds in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The site provides links to grant applications in English, Spanish and Portuguese, outlines grant policies, and lists past awardees.

Organization: Costa Rica-USA Foundation for Cooperation

Languages: Spanish, English

Country/Region: Costa Rica, United States

Summary: The Costa Rica - United States of America Foundation for Cooperation, CR-USA, is an innovative bi-national mechanism for international cooperation between the two countries, within the framework of sustainable development, which supports projects in technical cooperation, technological transfer, and capacity building. This site offers grant applications, evaluation criteria, and a list of current grants.