Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

How to Apply


If support is available for the region​ where you wish to apply for a grant, the first step is to thoroughly review the investment strategy included in the relevant ecosystem profile. Every grant awarded helps implement one of the strategic directions in the strategy included in the profile.

Applicants should also review our application guidelines below and any specific announcement of grant availability.

The next step for all applicants is to submit a letter of inquiry about the work being proposed.

For small grant proposals, the letter of inquiry constitutes the full proposal.

Requests for small grants:

All letters of inquiry for small grants, as defined in the open call for proposals, should be sent by email to the following addresses, depending on the region that has a current op​en call for proposals​.

Requests for large grants:

All letters of inquiry for large grants, as defined in the call for proposals, should be submitted through ConservationGrants​.

Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines for the Letter of Inquiry
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Directives relatives à la lettre de demande auprès de CEPF
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Directrices de la Carta de Intención del CEPF
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See Also
Safeguard Policies
Politicas de salvaguardia
Politiques de sauvegarde


*Our grants may not be used for the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities.​