Deadline: 1 March 2016
The New England Biolabs Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry (LOIs) from community-based nonprofit organizations. The Program encourages proposal for community-based projects in settings where small grants can make a big impact. The Program’s mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places.
- Creating and/or ensuring effective management and governance of protected areas, including Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in particular where governance is led by communities
- Ecological restoration involving native species. Priority will be given to those efforts linked to existing conservation areas already valued by communities.
- Providing enhanced and alternative local livelihoods, including sustainable agriculture and value-added products to support local economies.
- Environmental education that draws on indigenous and local traditions and language to address present-day problems.
- Use of the arts and other innovative methods to convey social and environmental messages.
- Fostering civic engagement of communities through creative facilitation and other methods of stakeholder involvement
- Conserving biological diversity (terrestrial and marine).
- Sustaining cultural diversity (linguistic diversity, as well as traditional knowledge systems and practices).
- Maintaining ecosystem services (water, soil, and carbon sequestration).
- Supporting food sovereignty and economic vitality of local communities.
- In the marine environment, sustaining healthy reefs and fisheries.
- Maximum grant size is $10,000
- Most grants range from $3,000 to $8,000
- Local grants range from $1,000-$5,000
- Central America: Gulf of Honduras countries (Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras), Nicaragua
- Andean South America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
- West Africa: Ghana, Cameroon
- Letter of inquiry from eligible Countries (mentioned above) are accepted.
- Organizations working in these regions are welcome to approach with inquiries for projects that fall within the Funding Priorities.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a letters of inquiry (LOIs) via given website.
For more information, please visit New England Biolabs.