Grantee Profile

NatureServe

Grants to NatureServe

  • $190,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — NatureServe provides scientific information that mainstreams biodiversity conservation in traditional land use planning processes, as well as in climate, infrastructure and natural resource development initiatives. It received a MACEI award from the Foundation in 2014. The purpose of this project is to gather key information that allows analyses of the success investments are having in influencing biodiversity trends. The monitoring data gathered will be disseminated through a novel biodiversity indicators Dashboard currently being developed by NatureServe for MacArthur to support visualization of biodiversity indicators designed to enable tracking of biodiversity and conservation performance data in a clear, online, user-friendly format.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — NatureServe's mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. It collects, analyzes, and makes available information about natural ecosystems for decision-makers to manage lands for human wellbeing and biodiversity. The MACEI grant will allow NatureServe to create an innovation fund designed to seed high impact interventions among NatureServe's network membership and fill data gaps in core data sets that support all aspects of their work. The remainder will be used for a more robust website to strengthen its use as a data portal, and strategic communications and public outreach.

  • $155,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — NatureServe delivers information and analysis from a network of data centers and natural heritage programs that provide a scientific basis for effective conservation action. The overall purpose of this grant is to help conservation organizations incorporate consideration of climate change into their normal planning and management activities through vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning training courses in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

  • $44,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The project is designed to sustain key NatureServe activities from the concluding "proof of concept" phase in the development of the dashboards assessment framework to an operational second phase. Under Phase II, NatureServe and its national and global partners will move the proof of concept into dynamic operation, through three global objectives: 1) Develop the digital information architecture necessary to allow national input and ownership, regional aggregation and quality control, and public reporting and dissemination of data and analyses; 2) Provide scientific analysis of the data, in particular to provide insight into the benefits of conservation actions; 3) Support regional and national partners, including CSD grantees, in strengthening locally driven monitoring programs for data upload into the dashboards.

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To identify priority watersheds in the tropical Andes for conservation investments (over 18 months).

  • $260,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To evaluate lessons learned and the future direction in climate change adaptation investment (over two years).

  • $310,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To assess the status of ecosystems and conservation trends in the Tropical Andes, Great Lakes of East Central Africa, and the Greater Mekong and its headwaters.

  • $147,500Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To assess ecological integrity and to build resilience to climate change into Andean conservation planning (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded NatureServe $2,381,500 between 2003 and 2014.

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