|Donor:||Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||3.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Animal Welfare
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Water & Sanitation
Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine
Fiji, Papua New Guinea
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) is the oldest independent environmental organisation in the Washington, DC region; a pioneer in linking conservation activities with environmental education. The Society administers the Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund in honour of Orville Crowder and Don Messersmith, two leaders in nature tourism. The Fund supports global nature conservation and allows ANS members to experience and promote other cultures and environments and to help promote conservation awareness and protection beyond the United States. The fund helps small, local conservation and/or education projects in developing countries. Its grants provide seed money to communities and individuals whose projects have not attracted major support from other sources. Grants have provided more than 75 projects with start-up costs since 1974.
Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner. Projects must have: (1) a benefit to the human, plant and animal populations of a particular habitat in an ecological sustainable manner; (2) a lasting significance to local residents; (3) protect threatened or endangered species or habitats; (4) and a public education component.
Preference is given to projects that will benefit human, plant and animal communities of a particular habitat in an ecologically sustainable manner. Applicants from countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply. United States researchers planning work in foreign countries must have at least one local collaborator and consider how the project will benefit the local communities.
The Fund provides grants in predefined countries across the globe.
The maximum grant for one year is $3,000.
Applications are accepted beginning September 1, 2022. Deadline for receipt is January 6, 2023. Decisions will be announced in April 2023. Projects may begin in May and must be completed within twelve months of start date.