What We Fund

The Quick Response Fund for Nature focuses on securing globally important sites that will help conserve populations of rare and endangered species. We provide grants to non-profit organizations that demonstrate a capacity to acquire and manage these sites to improve populations of target species.

Proposals are evaluated based on:

1. Significance of the site: how might the acquisition help protect species that are globally Endangered or Critically Endangered?

2. Urgency of the acquisition: how important is a rapid response? 

3. Capacity of the implementing organization: is there a high likelihood the applicant can successfully transfer the land, address any social implications, and successfully manage the site for the targeted conservation outcomes? 

Priority parcels for investment often:

· Include populations of rare or endangered species, particularly IUCN Endangered and Critically Endangered Species; or

· Protect sites designated by the Alliance for Zero Extinction; or 

· Are included within Key Biodiversity Areas, Biodiversity Hotspots, or Global 200 Ecoregions.

Importantly, 100% of project funds must go towards the cost of acquisition or easement. We do not fund overhead or the long-term management or restoration needs for the site. When these funds are needed, the applying organization must demonstrate an ability to provide the necessary funding.