Foundation / Corporation
Global Forest Watch
03/01/20 11:59 PM (EST)
Grants of up to $40,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and non-governmental organizations for environmental protection projects throughout the world. Funding is intended to support the implementation of an interactive online platform to manage and conserve the world's forest environments, combat deforestation, and prevent forest fires.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world. Thus it provides timely and actionable information to support the sustainable management and conservation of forest landscapes.
The Small Grants Fund aims to promote broad uptake and innovative use of GFW tools by civil society groups around the world. The fund provides financial and technical support to civil society organizations to apply deforestation early warning systems, accessed through Global Forest Watch technology, to support their work to strengthen local forest management and conservation practices, conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and promote greater transparency in land-use decision-making .
In 2020, the Small Grants Fund will continue to focus on rapid response to deforestation through the use of these early warning systems to identify, verify, investigate, and act upon satellite based alerts, with a primary focus on the Global Land and Discovery (GLAD) weekly deforestation alerts and, optionally, NASA’s VIIRs active fire alerts for improved forest management, law enforcement and advocacy. These alert systems are available through the GFW suite of tools (GFW platform, Forest Watcher mobile app, MapBuilder, GFW Pro, Forest Atlases).
Grants will fund work related to:
GrantWatch ID#: 151801
Depending on funding and project budget size, the number of projects selected can range from 8-15, with 12 being the average.
The SGF awards organizations between $10,000 and $40,000 USD.
Each grantee will be assigned a WRI staff member as an advisor, who will provide remote technical support and other assistance.
In addition to the cash grant and technical assistance, SGF recipients become part of a network of organizations and receive benefits that extend beyond the lifetime of their grant. These include membership in the GFW Partnership, opportunities to connect with others in the GFW network, invitations to GFW events, opportunities to test and provide feedback on new GFW features, and the potential to be featured in blogs, social media, or other WRI communications materials.
- Projects begin: August 1st, 2020
- Project end date: July 31, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For further details and to apply online: https://gfw.smapply.io/prog/small_grants_fund_2020_application/
Kevin Faragher, Grants And Financial Associate
Global Forest Watch
10 G Street NE Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
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