Donor: Weeden Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 400.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 20.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Health

Project Locations

  1. Africa

  2. America



1) Objective

The Weeden Foundation’s primary mission is to protect biodiversity. The Foundation is working to protect old-growth forests, expand habitats for endangered species on public and private lands, and link key wildlife corridors. In Chilean Patagonia, the Foundation is promoting the expansion and institutionalization of private land conservation initiatives, and countering threats such as dams and mining projects.

The Foundation’s International Population Program includes advocacy for increased funding for family planning and other interventions necessary to lower birthrates. In Latin America it funds efforts to liberalize the region’s abortion laws, and in Africa it funds family planning communication strategies such as radio soap operas. This program also promotes increased dialogue on the population issue through online advocacy, books, studies, and other media.

2) Eligibility

Non-governmental organisations are eligible.

3) Location

They work in Latin America and Africa.

4) Budget

The average grant size is $15,000-$20,000. They fund around 20 international projects per year.

5) Application

The Board of Directors meets three times a year, usually in March, June, and October. For proposals to be considered at a meeting, they must be submitted online before the deadline. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to submit a letter of inquiry (via the online application portal) before presenting a complete proposal. They respond to all such letters within a few weeks of receipt. Letters should reflect a basic knowledge of Foundation geographic interests and programmatic emphases. They suggest all potential applicants review the site carefully prior to submitting a letter of inquiry or a complete proposal. They also very much prefer letters of inquiry to phone calls. Returning applicants (who received a grant the previous year) do not need to submit a letter of inquiry.

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