Donor: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 11.06.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 50.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. America



1) Objective

CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government if Japan and the World Bank. CEPF, KfW and the Government of Ecuador have come together to support a grant program to engage civil society organizations in the conservation of biodiversity in the Ecuadorian portion of the Tropical Andes through CEPF.

To implement this new third investment phase, CEPF has awarded the role of RIT to FFLA. The RIT’s role is to support conservation initiatives in the key biodiversity areas (KBA) and its conservation corridors in Ecuador. The Tropical Andes Hotspot is the most biodiverse in the world. It covers 158.3 million hectares and is home to more than 35,000 plant and vertebrate species, ranking first in plant, bird, mammal, and amphibian diversity, and second in reptile diversity of the 36 hotspots identified to date. The hotspot provides essential ecosystem services particularly for water provisioning and carbon storage, for the planet, for South America, and for the approximate 59.7 million people living within the hotspot

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants non-government organizations, community groups, indigenous people’s organizations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organizations.

3) Location

Actions can take place in Ecuador.

4) Budget

Large grants – from US$50,001 to US$200,000; Small Grants – from US$5,000 to US$50,000.

5) Application

Applicants must respond to the call via the ConservationGrants electronic portal. CEPF will not accept letters of inquiry via email or any other mechanism. The application deadline is June 11, 2023 (10:59 pm. Quito time and 11:59 pm. Washington, D.C. time).

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