Our incomplete index of non-profit funding organisations intends to help professionals and people with interest in promoting effective ways to manage the impact of human activities on our environment.

Council on Foundations | Founded in 1949, the Council on Foundations is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. The Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.


Darwin Initiative | This Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The Darwin Initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives.


Packard Foundation | We are a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard. Grants are made only for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, primarily from tax-exempt charitable organizations.


European Foundation Centre | The EFC works to strengthen the sector and make the case for institutional philanthropy as a formidable means of effecting change. We believe institutional philanthropy has a unique, crucial and timely role to play in meeting the critical challenges societies face. More people and causes benefit from institutional philanthropy than ever before, from eradicating deadly diseases and making the world’s populations healthier to combating climate change and fighting for global human rights and equality.


Fauna and Flora International Fund | The fund has played a pivotal role in safeguarding the future of an incredible variety of species in all corners of the globe, from British bats to Mexican cacti, iguanas in the Bahamas and tree snails from Tahiti. Example: the FFI 100% Fund, which was launched in 1971 and ran for three decades, supported over 700 small-scale but no less crucial conservation projects in almost 150 countries, enhancing the survival chances of hundreds of the world’s most endangered plants and animals. The Fauna and Flora International Fund brings species back from the brink of extinction.


Ford Foundation | The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is a hub for social good and the courageous people who devote their lives to achieving it. The landmark building features 81,000 square feet of convening space for the social sector, and a lush atrium garden and social justice art gallery open to the public.


Foundation Center The Foundation Center is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand and increase philanthropy’s ability to improve the world. Therefore it strengthens the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy around the world.


GEF Small Grants Programme | Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by “thinking globally acting locally”. By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.


GiZ | This is Germany’s Development Service. Development workers advise partner organisations in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Latin America and the Middle East on achieving their development objectives independently in a participatory manner. Currently about 850 experts are assigned as development workers on behalf of GIZ.


Global Environment Facility | The GEF helps tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the enviroment facility has provided over $18.1 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $94.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues.


GuideStar/Candid | Fundraising is built upon GuideStar – the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Envisioning a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time, GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions.


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) | Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. IDRC supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges, and the institution shares it with others.


IUCN | The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.


JICA | The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is advancing its activities around the pillars of a field-oriented approach, human security, and enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, and speed. JICA takes action in forging bonds of trust across the world, aspiring for a free, peaceful and prosperous world where people can hope for a better future and explore their diverse potentials.


Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation | The Foundation is dedicated to the survival of wildlife and wildlands and to the vitality of human communities with which they are inextricably linked. The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation is a private body devoted to the conservation of nature and the amelioration of human distress. The Foundation seeks to redress the breakdown in the processes linking nature and humanity. It concerns itself particularly with matters of species extinction, habitat destruction and fragmentation, resource depletion and resource waste. It favors solutions that directly benefit local communities and serve as exemplars for saving species and wildlands.


MacArthur Foundation | The foundation is striving toward transformative change in areas of profound concern: climate, criminal justice, nuclear challenges, corruption. Therefore it provides flexible loans and other financial instruments to help nonprofit and social enterprises grow and leverage capital to meet the needs of underserved people and communities.

Network for Good | Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year. Our donor-advised fund is accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 of its standards for charity accountability.


Rockefeller Foundation | Unchanged since 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation is promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today the Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.


Rufford Foundation | The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 4000 projects in 156 countries. There are five stages of funding and applications from conservationists are welcome through the dedicated website. Through its Conference programme, the Foundation encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice throughout the conservation world.


Swedish International Development Agency | SIDA is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU). The agency implements the Swedish development policy that aims to enable people living in poverty to improve their lives. Another part of our mission is reform cooperation with Eastern Europe. The third part of our assignment is to distribute humanitarian aid to people in need of assistance.


Whitley Laing Foundation | The Whitley Fund for Nature is a fundraising and grant-giving nature conservation charity offering recognition, training and grants to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders across the Global South. Objectives: (1) Find, recognise and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries.
Champion and repeat fund the most effective winners.
Support the replication and growth of effective conservation solutions.
(2) Raise awareness of the work of winners and spread the message that we can all make a difference to the conservation of wildlife and wild places.


Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support | WINGS is a network of approx. 100 philanthropy associations in 40 countries. Purpose: strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment.