CEPF invites local and international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs), economic and community development NGOs, academic institutions, indigenous organizations, community organizations and representatives of the private sector interested in the sustainable use of natural resources to apply for small and large donations, within the framework of this Call.

The Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) is a joint initiative of the French Agency for Development, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank.

One of the fundamental purposes of the CEPF is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation initiatives in hotspots or “hot spots” of biodiversity. For this, CEPF grants donations to social, non-governmental organizations, from the private sector, so that they can conserve the critical ecosystems located in the hotspots. CEPF support is made through an agile and flexible financing mechanism, which complements the financing of local and / or regional initiatives. CEPF was founded in 2000 and is unique among the financing mechanisms that focus on the world’s hotspots.

As part of its intervention strategy at a regional scale along the Tropical Andes, CEPF has set up the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) made up of the Natural Heritage Fund of Colombia, Profonanpe de Perú and the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) of Ecuador to undertake conservation initiatives in four countries of the region: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Since 2015, the RIT supports CEPF in the promotion and management of the mechanism of small donations, in the promotion and technical advice to support the process of large donations, develops key processes of capacity building, maintains and updates information on the impacts in the conservation. He also leads the promotion of the general agenda on impacts on conservation with governments and other actors in the hotspot countries.

This call contemplates the financing of small and large donations.

  • Small donations reach a financing of up to US $ 20,000.
  • Large donations are donations of more than US $ 20,000. CEPF defines the amount to be financed based on the approach and the magnitude of the conservation results that are expected to be achieved. Consider that the average size of large donations ranges from $ 50,000 to $ 140,000 USD.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2019

To apply

To apply for a small donation (Only applies for Ecuador, Peru and Colombia)

  • Review the complete Call to Intention Letters (CDI), to understand the strategic and geographical emphasis of this call. The complete Call includes recommendations and links to complementary information.
  • Proposals of Letter of Intent (CDI) for a small donation must be prepared in Word format. The CDI format can be downloaded in Spanish or English.
  • Once your Letter of Intent is completed, it must be sent through the online form: Form for sending CDI – Small Donation. If you can not enter data in the form, you must log in with a Google / Gmail account. If you do not have a Google / Gmail account, you can sign up to create one.
  • Send your Letter of Intent and supporting documentation by the deadline of January 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Washington DC, USA
    Once you have received your Letter of Intent, you will receive a confirmation email. Letters of Intent will not be accepted in print or via email.
  • Questions about the application process should be sent by email to: [email protected]
  • The result of the evaluation of your Letter of Intent will be communicated by email.
  • If your Letter of Intent has been successful, you will be asked to complete your file (eg a financial risk assessment form, a World Bank Anti-Terrorist evaluation form, among others) before signing a contract with the entity that manages the small donations in your country.

To apply for a large donation

  • Review the full Call to Intention Letters (CDIs) to understand the strategic and geographical emphasis of this call. The complete Call includes recommendations and links to complementary information.
  • The proposals of Letter of Intent must be prepared and sent online through the electronic portal ConservationGrants. If you do not have a ConservationGrants account, you will need to register to create one on the same portal.
  • The applicant must register in advance in the system, so we recommend carrying out this process before the established deadline.
  • Send your Letter of Intent and supporting documentation by the deadline of January 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Washington DC, USA.
  • Once you have received your Letter of Intent you will receive a confirmation that your shipment through Conservation Grants has been accepted. Letters of Intent will not be accepted in printed form, via email or other mechanisms.
  • Questions about account creation or the application process should be sent by email to [email protected]
  • The CEPF Secretariat will inform you of the result of the evaluation of your Letter of Intent by email.
  • If your Letter of Intent has been successful, the CEPF Secretariat will invite you to prepare a complete project proposal. Detailed instructions for preparing a project proposal will be provided in the invitation letter

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