The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.


 Rare2Support for capacity building of partner organizations for community conservation

Principal Office: USA


Rare aims to build the capacity of conservation leaders in developing countries to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment.

Rare does this by choosing local implementing partners that lead “pride campaigns” to inspire communities to take pride in their natural heritage, and to work towards conservation solutions that do not sacrifice other needs.

Rare offers packages of training and related services, and it helps implementation partners to locate funding for their pride campaigns.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Pride Campaigns. Rare provides training, technical support, and mentoring to partner organizations it selects to lead pride campaigns. In each partner organization, a staff person is chosen to manage the pride campaign. Rare financially supports campaign managers to receive university training that alternates with field work at the conservation sites.

Rare’s implementing partners are a cross-section of local, regional, and international organizations. Existing partners include conservation NGOs; several types of cultural and educational organizations; government units and agencies; and international organizations engaged in local conservation projects.

About the program

APPLICATION:   Rare currently runs programs in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Mozambique, and Latin America. Organizations that are interested in partnering with Rare should contact these offices.

Link to Rare’s regional offices


2 — Solution Search. In Solution Search, Rare partners with other organizations to sponsor a competition of local environmental success stories (i.e., “solutions”) that have excellent potential be replicated elsewhere.

Each Solution Search is defined by a particular conservation topic or theme. The top-rated entries in the competition are awarded cash prizes and opportunities to participate in Pride Campaigns.

APPLICATION:  Rare posts the theme of the Solution Search, eligibility criteria, information about the evaluation process, and the amount of the prizes.

Nominations need to be submitted before the posted calendar deadline.

About Solution Search, and how to participate

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Rare does not define geographical boundaries for its work. To date, Pride Campaigns have been located in the following world regions, applying the structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

East Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and Caribbean


Rare’s website is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Bahasa Indonesia.

Rare presents a selection of Pride Campaigns around the world, and their achievements.

Rare provides contact information.

Last Profile Review

 May 2017