Climate Adaptation Fund

Climate Adaptation Fund

Funder Name:
Wildlife Conservation Society
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Forest and Fire Prevention
Atmosphere & Climate Change
Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Human Health
Funding Range:

With funding managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2019. Grants will be one to two years in length. Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions in order to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale. New this year: In addition to seeking innovative projects that support the ability of wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate, the Climate Adaptation Fund is specifically inviting applications for projects that provide additional co-benefits, in particular those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through methods like carbon sequestration (i.e., joint mitigation and adaptation, or JMA, projects). We are also encouraging projects that include a compelling plan to amplify adaptation outcomes through strategic communications, and that propose novel adaptation approaches or take relatively more common adaptation approaches to new geographies or a larger geographic scale.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.