Grantee Profile

World Wildlife Fund

Grants to World Wildlife Fund

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — WWF-US is a conservation organization affiliated with a global network of independent national groups. It has had a permanent presence in Colombia and executes work in field-based practice and policy in biodiversity conservation and human well-being in the context of climate change. The purpose of the grant is to upgrade planning instruments for freshwater, terrestrial and coastal marine portions of the Mira bi-national watershed, establish community conserved areas, incorporate environmental considerations to oil palm and cattle production, and promote ecosystem service compensation schemes.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Project staff will work with community fisheries organisations and community savings programs in the Lake Niassa Reserve to provide training in governance and financial management; initiate revenue sharing from fishing licences; improve post-harvest practices for fishers; increase access to appropriate fishing gear; and expand sustainable income-generating activities. WWF will also establish a rigorous monitoring program that tracks the ecological status of the reserve and the fisheries over time.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — World Wildlife Fund's Global Arctic Programme works with partners across the Arctic to combat region-wide threats and to preserve its biodiversity in a sustainable way. This grant will support WWF's strategy to build a case for bilateral ecosystem-based management in the Bering Strait. WWF will model oil spills on the main shipping routes in the Bering Strait in order to demonstrate the need for integrated science-based management approaches. Based on these studies, WWF will recommend locations for regional Emergency Response Centers and distribute findings in order to raise awareness about the potential impacts and need for EBM in the Bering Sea.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — WWF will apply economics to improve the effectiveness of WWF's existing programs, including its freshwater and forest site based work, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and engagement with the hydropower sector. This will strengthen their ability to work effectively with government and the private sector to advance conservation goals in the Lower Mekong and secure the natural resource base for more sustainable economies. Deepening the understanding of the benefits provided to the economies and people of the region by the biodiversity and natural habitats of the Mekong River basin and expanding incentives to conserve them is central to MacArthur's approach.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant aims to increase access to information on oil production and to ensure the application of sustainable development principles within the oil production sector. Project staff will establish Citizen Advisory Councils in the oil production regions; train community members and local government officials to monitor impacts of oil production and compliance of environmental and social safeguards; and establish a multi-stakeholder expert team to provide regular, independent review of environmental management tools.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will work in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) to strengthen the capacity of the Arctic Council to take meaningful action to conserve natural resources and mitigate threats to traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples across the circumpolar north, by working through three on-going processes for developing recommendations and policies for consideration at the Council's 2013 Ministerial meeting. These commitments will shape the policy framework for natural resource management in the Arctic. This work contributes towards MacArthur's exploratory initiative on Arctic governance and the environment, which looks at the circumpolar Arctic with a particular emphasis on Russia.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — WWF is the world's largest conservation organization with 5,600 staff working in over 100 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, and China and all the key commodity consuming and producing countries of the world. For nearly 20 years, WWF has worked to advance more sustainable sourcing practices and policies among specific companies and throughout global commodity markets. The proposed grant seeks to change the policies and practices of 100 companies that buy and sell 25 percent of the 15 commodities with the most significant impact on high biodiversity landscapes -- and, in so doing, tip markets to support global conservation priorities.

  • $295,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To design a management strategy to maintain ecological integrity and ecosystem services of high priority watersheds of the Chocó-Darien Ecoregion.

  • $655,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To design a multi-donor fund to reduce the adverse environmental and social impacts of China's overseas investments and trade (over eighteen months).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a collaborative program that designs, tests, and monitors the effectiveness of site-based ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation in Cambodia (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded World Wildlife Fund $4,375,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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