Established Conservationist Grants Program

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Conservation Nation is no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Established Conservationist Grants Program.

We will provide grants for global, wildlife-saving work being done by mid-career conservationists from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, Indigenous people, and those from disadvantaged communities.

A Conservation Nation Grant will place a strong emphasis on ensuring that grant recipients will share their work and knowledge and become mentors for our emerging conservationists and youth conservationists.

Who Can Apply:

  • Mid-career conservationists.
  • Whose home base and place of work are U.S.-based.
  • Projects and programs can be domestic or international.

Grant Timeline:

  • Applications due August 15, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST via email.
  • Notification of final grantees September 8, 2021 by email.
  • Announcement of grantees September 30, 2021 on the web and via press release.
  • Funds made available the week of October 4, 2021 by mail or ACH transfer.

Funding Criteria:

  • The applicant must demonstrate that the funds will be used for or to support on the ground conservation activities or research conducted in situ for wildlife conservation.
  • The applicant must show innovation and creativity in their work.
  • We will seek to award grants to projects that are sustainable and have continuous community involvement.
  • Established Conservationists are eligible for grants up to $10,000 (for a grant period of one to two years).

How to Apply:

Download the Established Conservationist Grant packet and application form here. Complete and email them to us at info@conservationnation.org. Applications due August 15, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST via email.

Questions? Contact us at info@conservationnation.org!

Emerging Conservationist Grants Program

Conservation Nation is no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Emerging Conservationist Grants Program. We will provide funding to emerging conservationists from underrepresented groups, such as women, people

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