Conservation & Sustainable Development Grant Guidelines

Questions can be addressed to Senior Program Officer Kate Barnes, or Program Associate Claire Poelking.

Geographic and Programmatic Priorities

With the shift in MacArthur's grantmaking approach to focus on deep investments in Big Bets and Enduring Commitments, the Conservation and Sustainable Development Program is now exiting.

Grantmaking has concluded in the Tropical Andes, Great Lakes of Africa, the Mekong Watershed, and around global policy issues.

Final grantmaking under the Conservation and Sustainable Development program will focus on completing our 10-year commitment to coastal and marine conservation efforts, with final calls for proposals in Madagascar for 2018 and in Cuba for 2019. These are regions where the Foundation has disproportionately fewer funding partners. All grantmaking will conclude by 2020.

View the Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities.


The Foundation is not currently accepting inquiries or proposals at this time.


Updated February 2018

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