Joint Ventures and National Funding Opportunities

August 12, 2019
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Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures (JV) are partnerships for bird conservation that can help land trusts seeking federal grant funds. One of the many benefits of participating in a JV partnership is improved access to funding. JVs also help partners find other sources of funding for conservation projects. One example of a potential source is the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), featured above. JVs can help advise partners in building competitive NAWCA grant submissions.

More information on Joint Ventures can be found in our Resources section, or by clicking here.

ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program
Grants to help reduce barriers to migration, restore priority habitats and improve conservation practices on working lands.

  • Location: Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
  • RFP Date: August 23, 2018, 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Amount: $25,000 to $250,000, minimum 1:1 funding match

Volgenau Foundation
The Volgenau Foundation believes that preservation of the environment is essential to the survival of life on our planet and that people are inspired and enriched by nature: 1) Mitigation of human impacts on the environment — TVF supports organizations that mitigate negative human impacts on the environment through activities that (a) protect and restore land, water, and air resources or (b) protect wildlife, especially species threatened by human activity. 2) Place-based conservation – TVF supports conservation strategies that benefit local economies, enrich local communities, and protect environments in places that have significance for our trustees. 3) Analysis of research to identify solutions – TVF supports the analysis of past, current, and ongoing research, especially analysis that leads to action that addresses our conservation goals.

  • Location: National
  • RFP Date: By Invitation Only

The above granting agencies were pulled from small grant applications where applicants received matching funds from these various grant opportunities.