Arcadia Fund: Grants for Environmental Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Arcadia Fund supports on-site and off-site conservation efforts as well as policy advocacy and conservation leadership.

IP TAKE: This funder awards many of its grants to large international conservation and environmental institutions.

PROFILE: Based in London, the Arcadia Fund was founded by Lisbet and Peter Baldwin in 2002 and supports “[c]harities and scholarly institutions to preserve cultural heritage, protect the environment and promote open access.”

The fund’s grantingmaking for the environment seeks to protect biodiversity and landscapes, training conservation professionals and open access to research.

Arcadia’s environmental grants are often sizable, ranging from approximately $500,000 to over $30 million. As such, the fund does not award many environment grants each year. Past grantees in the conservation space include Patagonia national Park, which received funding the purchase of the Morelia Mena property; and the University of Cambridge, which received a grant for its Endangered Landscapes Program. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations Arcadia supports, explore its searchable grant directory.  

The Arcadia Fund does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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