Donor: Bezos Earth Fund
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.07.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 50.000$
Total available budget: 100.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 2.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge is a $100 million initiative by the Bezos Earth Fund to enhance climate and nature efforts using artificial intelligence. This global challenge aims to foster innovative AI-driven solutions in sustainable proteins, power grid optimization, and biodiversity conservation, while also welcoming visionary wildcard proposals. By bridging the gap between climate and nature organizations and AI experts, the challenge seeks to accelerate impactful environmental solutions.

The focus is on:

  • Sustainable proteins
  • Power grid optimization
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Wildcard solutions

2) Eligibility

A Lead Entity, whether applying alone or jointly, must be either (1) a domestic U.S. organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, or (2) an academic institution from anywhere in the world.

3) Location

Actions can take place across the globe.

4) Budget

The initiative offers up to $100 million in total funding, distributed across three rounds. In the first phase, up to 30 seed grants of $50,000 each will be awarded. Successful seed grantees will advance to Phase 2, where up to 15 teams will receive up to $2,000,000 each for detailed implementation plans.

5) Application

Applications for the first round must articulate the proposed AI solution, its impact, scalability, resource requirements, and responsible development approach. Submissions are due by 5:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 30. Seed grantees will participate in a virtual Innovation Sprint, receiving mentorship and resources to refine their proposals. Final implementation plans will be evaluated, and selected teams will receive further funding to bring their solutions to life over two years.

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