Donor: Petzl Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: France
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000€
Total available budget: 350.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Other
  • 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

Founded in 2005, the mission of the Petzl Foundation is to support or initiate projects which serve the public interest. These projects shall seek a harmonious balance between human activities in the mountains and the vertical world relative to their impact on our natural, cultural and economic environments. Its three main areas of work are: (1) accident prevention and risk management training; (2) preservation of the environment; and (3) scientific research.

The Petzl Foundation supports projects developed by non-profit organizations which: (1) take place in mountains or in any other vertical environment; (2) are related to outdoor leisure activities such as climbing and mountaineering; and (3) are related to the professional work-at-height sector such as tree care, technical rescue and difficult access. The Foundation supports non-profit organisations through financial and equipment grants, as well as consultation and training.

2) Eligibility

The Petzl Foundation supports non-profit organizations through financial and equipment grants, as well as consultation and training.

3) Location

While most funding is allocated to projects in France, grants are provided for initiatives across the globe. In the past, project grants were provided for projects in Algeria, Madagascar, Cameroon, Argentina, Mauritius, Mozambique, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam, among others.

4) Budget

They have an annual funding value of around €350,000 and fund approximately 40 to 50 projects per year. Average grants sizes differ, depending on the nature of the project (around half of the grants are below €5,000).

5) Application

Interested organisations whose project fits with the Foundation’s thematic areas of work and eligibility criteria are requested to complete the online application form and send it via email to Foundation staff. Applications in paper are not accepted. After an initial review, a project shortlist is drawn up and presented to the Foundation Board, who make final funding decisions. The Board meets on a monthly basis. In addition to funding, the Foundation can also provide technical assistance throughout the project.

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