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J.M. Kaplan Fund

JMKaplanGrants for awareness and projects in international marine conservation

Principal Office: USA


The J.M. Kaplan Fund is a family foundation in New York. Kaplan’s program areas are: City Life; Historic Preservation; Human Migrations; Publishing; and Environment.

The Environment program focuses on marine conservation, especially in ocean waters that lie beyond the jurisdiction of a single national government.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Environment Program. Kaplan’s program in Environment has focused on bio-regional initiatives related to marine conservation with a worldwide scope.

Most grant recipients in this program are well-established conservation organizations in the USA and internationally. Grants generally range from US$5 thousand to US$150 thousand.

Note: The Fund is currently defining new areas of environmental grant making.

About the program

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries



Kaplan no longer supports some of the types of conservation activities that it funded previously.

Last Profile Review

 January 2016