Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 2020 (up to $25,000)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 2020 (up to $25,000)

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Applications are open for the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 2020. The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is an innovative philanthropy proving small grants to boots-on-the-ground, get-your-hands-dirty, in-the-field species conservation projects for the world’s most threatened species. Through innovative micro-financing, the MBZ Fund empowers conservationists to fight the extinction crisis instead of bureaucracy and red-tape. To date the Fund has awarded over 2000 grants to a diverse range of species across the world.


  • The Fund will provide grants up to a maximum of $25,000 per project.


  • Open to conservationists based in all parts of the world;
  • The Fund maximum grant size is $25,000, and any application asking for more than this from the Fund will be rejected. The total budget of a project can be higher if there are other sources of funding.
  • Budgets must be submitted in US Dollars.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • The Fund was established to support species conservation work, and so if your project is not about an endangered species it is probably not worth your while submitting an application.


Before starting on your application please ensure that you have read and understood the Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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For more information, visit Mohamed bin Zayed.