Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Grants for Animals & Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund seeks to protect endangered and critically endangered species.

IP TAKE: This funder’s grantmaking includes all plant, animal, and fungi species.

PROFILE: The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is the private philanthropic organization of the His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. It seeks “to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives recognize leaders in the field of species conservation and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.”

The fund prioritizes organizations that work with endangered and critically endangered species, using the IUCN Redlist as its primary guide for conservations status determination. This funder also funds organizations that work with species listed as “data deficient or unlisted but are suspected to be highly threatened.” In the past, the fund has supported the status and conservation of the Baer’s Wood Mouse, an endangered animal in Ghana. It also funded conservation efforts for the Barred Topminnow.

The fund does not provide grants of more than $25,000. The majority of the fund’s grants range from $2,500 to $15,000. To learn more about the fund’s grantees, explore its helpful grants database. In addition, the fund does not impose geographic restriction on its grantmaking and accepts unsolicited grant applications. Submission deadlines are subject to change. Current deadlines are February 28, June 30, and October 31. Applicants must submit requests for funding in English and use U.S. Dollars for their budgets.


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