The Conservation, Food & Health FoundationDeadline: July 1, 2016
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not exclusive.
Conservation: Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that:
- Help conserve viable ecosystems and protect biological diversity in developing countries
- Train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training
Food: Food grants support focused efforts to improve access to food for consumption in developing countries. Areas of interest include projects that:
- Promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries
- Explore and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale food producers and farmers
- Advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops of developing countries
Health: The Foundation supports public health programs that are preventive rather than curative in nature. It supports research, technical assistance, and training projects that:
- Improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health
- Increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases
Amount: The average grant size is $20,000. Grants over $25,000 are rarely awarded.
Eligibility: Nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, or colleges, universities, or academic institutions.