Grantee Profile

World Wildlife Fund

Grants to World Wildlife Fund

  • $750,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    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. With partners in the field of conservation, WWF is building on promising efforts to improve governance, financing, and national commitment to protected area systems through the development of a global strategy for “project finance for permanence” -- a mechanism for engaging all interested stakeholders in making sustainable finance and governance commitments in a single closing to durably protect networks of conservation areas. In particular, WWF is working with partners to establish criteria and priorities for applying a project finance approach while conducting hypothesis-testing in a prototype project in Colombia, which will protect more than 12 million hectares (about 10 percent of its territory). This grant tests a prototype mechanism for improving resources and governance for intact forests in protected areas and develop an actionable strategy for scaling the approach globally.

  • $550,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international nongovernmental organization that works to address large global threats to species and their habitat. This award supports WWF to provide technical guidance on the management of Lake Niassa Partial Reserve. WWF works with a variety of partners to carry out this work in Mozambique, including Ministry of Land, Environment, and Rural Development and the Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Pesqueira. WWF’s community-based approach to reducing pressures on the Reserve and watershed support the health of its forests, aquatic ecosystems, and the communities that depend on them. 

  • $750,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    Climate Solutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a leading international global network that undertakes multi-disciplinary policy research and action in six key areas: food, climate, forests, marine, freshwater and wildlife. With people and communities at the center of interventions, WWF works at global, national and sub-national levels with diverse group of actors to define and implement innovative solutions that conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth. On the theme of climate, WWF works to create a climate resilient and zero carbon world, powered by renewable energy. Consistent with this mission, this project helps to establish a platform to support small and medium enterprises which have developed and piloted innovative low-carbon technologies to scale up operations to radically reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide access to sustainable energy sources for all.

  • $343,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — World Wildlife Fund is an international NGO that works to address large global threats to species and their habitat. In Madagascar, WWF’s marine program works with traditional fishers in Ambaro Bay and government authorities to manage marine and coastal resources for livelihood and biodiversity benefits. WWF is developing a fisher network in Ambaro Bay through which it is working regionally to align management interventions, facilitate collaboration and shared learning, and enable interaction between local fishermen in national fisheries management processes.

  • $3,000,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — WWF will conduct research on the links between demand for commodities and agricultural expansion with tropical deforestation, overfishing, and climate change mitigation and pilot interventions to shift commodities productions towards sustainability.

  • $300,000

    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.

  • $450,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    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.

  • $100,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    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.

  • $375,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    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.

  • $250,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    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.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded World Wildlife Fund $6,868,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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