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 Covid-19 pandemic and its associated economic consequences have caused financial challenges for many of our current grant recipients, particularly those who operate on a local level and are independent NGOs. Recognising these difficulties and understanding the importance of the role local organisations play in the front line for the conservation of species, the MBZ Fund is temporarily offering a Covid-19 Relief Grant in place of its standard small grants programme until 28th February 2021, after which the MBZ Fund plans to restart is traditional small grants programme.
Grants will be awarded based on demonstrated need to independent, local NGOs and are for maximum of $25,000.