Global Forest Watch
Grants to help civil society organizations use forest data for purposes of forest governance, law enforcement, and improvements in local livelihoods
Principal Office: USA
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a program of the World Resources Institute and several partners to develop and organize information about forests worldwide, and to make these data widely available via open data and free access.
GFW presents the forest data in a global overview, and for individual countries. The categories of information include forest change, forest cover, forest use, conservation, land rights by indigenous peoples, and others.
The data are published online for governments, companies, NGOs, researchers, communities, and other users.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Small Grants Fund. The GFW Small Grants Fund funds civil society organizations to use GFW to improve forest management and rural livelihoods. Examples are:
- Projects that use GFW for research or advocacy to improve forest governance and law enforcement.
- Projects that extend the value of GFW’s information to forest-dependent communities, grassroots organizations, and other local stakeholders in ways that positively impact their lives.
- Projects that provide new information or validate existing information on GFW.
Application to the Fund are invited from nonprofit civil society organizations that have full-time paid staff. The fund is not intended for large international NGOs, for-profit establishments, or government agencies.
Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$40 thousand.
Applications need to be submitted before the annual deadline.
About the Small Grants Fund, and how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
GFW posts its contact information.
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