Elevating the voices of grassroots advocates confronting critical conservation challenges in their communities.
This fund supports small groups embedded in communities or constituencies most impacted by conservation issues to engage in significant conservation policy debates or protect critical ecosystems. These small grants aim to bolster the work of our existing Conservation Policy and Place-based Conservation grantees by building the capacity of their grassroots partners.
Organizations requesting grassroots support should:
Most often, Grassroots Fund grants are made for general support, but grants may also be tailored to support activities that bolster organizational capacity—such as mentoring, leadership development, and organizational trainings—or address emergent opportunities where additional community engagement is needed.