Deadline: January 1 2023
Applications open for The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants. Submit straight away.
In Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, the Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation works to save natural resources, enhance food production and distribution, and advance public health. With grants that promote research or enhance learning and the creation of local solutions to complicated challenges, the foundation assists in increasing the capacity of organizations and coalitions.
The foundation provides funding for initiatives that exhibit regional leadership, advance professional advancement in the fields of agriculture, conservation, and health sciences, strengthen the ability of regional organizations, and tackle a specific issue or query in the area. It prefers to sponsor initiatives that focus on underserved topics and geographical regions.
The organization aids developing nations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East that have a low or lower middle income. It favors supporting organizations in low- and middle-income nations or those in higher-income nations whose initiatives directly help low- and middle-income nations. The former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc governments are not supported by the foundation.
Categories of Interest
The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Grants funds specific initiatives and projects of non-governmental organizations in the fields of food, health, and conservation. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.
Grants for conservation work to enhance the ecological and environmental state of low- and middle-income nations. The foundation funds technical assistance, training, and field research as well as associated research activities that:
- aid in ecosystem preservation and biodiversity protection
- provide technical and scientific training to local leaders in resource conservation and protection.
Grants for food support research-based initiatives aimed at enhancing ecosystems, natural resources, and food and nutrition security. Projects that are of interest include:
- encourage or create specific sustainable agricultural techniques that could increase knowledge and use in other nations;
- test and improve cutting-edge educational and training programs for small farmers; and
- advance innovative methods for eradicating diseases and pests that threaten crucial food crops in low-income nations.
Programs for public health that prioritize populations over individuals are supported by the foundation. Instead of focusing on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care, it funds initiatives that promote health and disease prevention. It backs initiatives in training, technical assistance, and research that:
- Improve public health by focusing on family planning, reproductive health, disease prevention, and health promotion in the community. and
- increase the understanding and treatment of neglected tropical diseases
Types of Support
The foundation does not provide general operating support. It favors research, training, and technical assistance projects that:
- employ and/or train personnel from developing countries.
- are led by organizations with strong records of accomplishments in a particular field and have potential for replication.
- focus on regional or cross-boundary issues and opportunities.
- feature collaborative partnerships embedded in strong networks.
- strengthen local leadership and scientific capacity.
- influence public discourse and policy.
- focus on prevention rather than remediation.
- attract additional support and hold promise for continuation or impact beyond the period of foundation support.
- The foundation supports most types of non-governmental organizations that can provide evidence of their nongovernmental status or charitable purpose.
In general, the foundation will support:
- Non-governmental organizations (NGO)
- Nonprofit organizations
- Civil society organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Colleges, universities and academic institutions
- The foundation does not support businesses, government agencies, humanitarian aid organizations, other foundations or churches.
- The foundation has an online, two-phase application system comprised of a short concept application, followed by a limited number of invited full proposals.
- To access the link to the application form, log in to the grants portal online and enter the code cfhgrants.
- Submit your online concept application on or before January 1 or July 1 to ask for an invitation to submit a proposal for the foundation’s May or November meetings.
- The deadline is the next business day if the 1st is on a weekend or holiday. They will notify you if they invited a proposal within a month of the deadline. Send in only one application per review cycle.