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Fundacion para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan

Grants to Fundacion para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    QUITO, ECUADOR — Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan works to reclaim and protect ancestral territory in Northeastern Ecuadoran Amazon. FSC has successfully protected over 1,000,000 acres of rainforest, wetlands, and rivers through an innovative strategy combining formal alliances with the Ecuadoran government, extensive field presence of Cofan Rangers, and a network of community-based conservation projects. The purpose of the recommended grant is to create a stable and sustained organization by seeding a long-term endowment fund, establishing a cash reserve, paying off office mortgages, improving field station infrastructure, consolidating staffing structure, and implementing a fundraising strategy.

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    QUITO, ECUADOR — In support of the Cofán Park Guard Program, Cofán leadership development, and the creation of a sustainable financing mechanism (over three years).

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    QUITO, ECUADOR — In support of the Cofan Park Guard Program and the development of future Cofan leadership in northern Ecuador (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    QUITO, ECUADOR — In support of training in protected area management for indigenous Cofan in northeastern Ecuador (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Fundacion para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan $1,180,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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