Donor: Global Forest Watch
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.03.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 10.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 40.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo

  2. America

      Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname

  3. Asia

      Cambodia, Indonesia


1) Objective

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a free forest monitoring system that provides timely and actionable information to support the sustainable management and conservation of forest landscapes. The Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund (SGF) seeks to build capacity of civil society organizations to effectively use GFW tools and data. Successful projects translate data into action, applying GFW to overcome challenges in protecting the world’s forests. In 2021, the Small Grants Fund will solicit applications based on three themes:

  • Forest Protection: Rapid response to deforestation using early warning systems to identify, verify, investigate, and act upon satellite-based alerts for improved forest management, law enforcement and advocacy. The Global Land and Discovery (GLAD) deforestation alerts are the primary focus, though other alerting systems available through GFW may be used as well, including NASA’s VIIRs active fire alerts and Wageningen University’s radar-based RADD alerts (coming in early 2021 for select countries)
  • Forests and Agriculture: Support deforestation-free supply chains by using GFW tools to monitor and manage the boundaries of commodity-producing areas.
  • Forest Policy: Monitor compliance with global sustainability platforms, certification standards, and/or national and international environmental commitments related to forests.

2) Eligibility

In order to meet WRI’s requirements for subgrant eligibility, organizations must:
• Be legally constituted as non-profit and non-governmental;
• Have a total annual budget greater than $50,000 USD;
• Possess a computerized financial system for tracking and recording expenses (preferably a professional accounting software);
• Be able to complete an organizational assessment document (containing questions regarding organization governance, financial and compliance structure) in English.

3) Location

Actions can take place in selected countries worldwide.

4) Budget

The Small Grants Fund awards organizations between $10,000 and $40,000 USD. Depending on funding and project budget size, the number of projects selected can range from 8-15, with 12 being the average.

5) Application

All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (EST) on March 1st, 2021. Applications must be submitted online.

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