Grantee Profile

Conservation Strategy Fund

Grants to Conservation Strategy Fund

  • $325,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) works to teach economics to conservation professionals in high biodiversity countries, building permanent capacity in regions where it is greatly needed but in very short supply. CSF won a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2011. The project is addressing critical gaps in knowledge about the opportunity costs of conservation in the Tropical Andes and improving understanding about the effectiveness of incentive based approaches to conservation, land use, and climate change. CSF will use the award to: a) generate and make broadly available information on the opportunity cost of maintaining standing forests in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia; and b) build in-region capacity on analyzing, designing and more effectively implementing incentive programs to improve rural livelihoods and reduce threats to forest ecosystems.

  • $257,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — Conservation Strategy Fund will support 15-20 individuals from NGOs and government to attend the two-week Economic Tools for Marine Conservation program. During the course, participants use real cases to analyze the economic benefits of local marine resources and sustainable management and demonstrate the costs and benefits of various development options. Graduates will be able to analyze conservation challenges in new ways and design more effective responses.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) teaches economics to conservation professionals in high biodiversity countries, building permanent capacity in regions where it is greatly needed but in short supply. This grant builds out a Spanish language online training hub in their website, conducts analyses of development projects that set policy precedents, and supports technical assistance to the government of Peru to align incentives for sustainable development.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — Conservation Strategy Fund is a U.S.-based private charity that works to develop fluency of economic concepts and language throughout the global conservation community. The MACEI grant will build a reserve fund sufficient to cover six months of operational expenses and strengthen strategic and operational capacity to spread economics skills among conservation professionals.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — In support of building natural resource economics skills to sustain biodiversity conservation in the Southern Tropical Andes (over three years).

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARCATA, CALIFORNIA — To deliver economic and policy analysis training and technical assistance to conservation practitioners in the tropics (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Conservation Strategy Fund $2,152,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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