Donor: Marisla Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000$
Total available budget: 45.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. America


  2. Pacific

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


1) Objective

The Environment Program of the Marisla Foundation concentrates on activities that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management. Primary emphasis is on marine resources conservation with a geographic focus on Chile and the Western Pacific. The Environment Program also supports the search for solutions to health threats caused by toxic chemicals.

2) Eligibility

The Foundation supports organisations that have received tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or that are governmental entities (both based in and outside the US). Applicants first need to go through an eligibility check when starting the online application to make sure that they are eligible.

3) Location

Chile and the Western Pacific

4) Budget

Their total annual grant budget is around $45 million for roughly 300 grants ranging from $1,000-$3,000,000. Average grant size is $150,000.

5) Application

The application process is conducted online. The online applications will collect a variety of information to enable the Marisla Board to make their funding decisions. The Marisla Foundation board makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis. Applications may be completed online at any time within the two month windows. It operates its grantmaking program with two full-time staff. Of the hundreds of proposals received each year, only a small percentage of them receive funding. The Foundation strongly discourages the submission of multiple applications from one organization. This includes chapters or field offices. The Foundation also will not review more than one application per year (any twelve-month period) from any organization, including chapters and field offices.

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