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

Agriculture, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

Here we choose sources within the organizations and networks specific for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. Some sources are cross-cutting.


Crops for the Future

  • Opportunities include a database of donors that support research and projects on neglected and underutilized crop species, plus other topics in agriculture and natural resources for development.

CGIAR Collective Action and Property Rights News

  • Network of researchers in social sciences, policy, and institutional development related to international agriculture and natural resources.
  • News and announcements include grants and fellowships.

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

FARA brings together national and international partners to strengthen agricultural research and development in Africa.

Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

The CTA is funded by the European Union to collaborate with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries (ACP countries) on issues of food security, rural development, and management of natural resources.

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development 

Network to inform and build capacity of young agricultural researchers, with emphasis on agriculture in the developing world.  News, announcements, events.

  • YPARD posts funding news (in collaboration with the Terra Viva Grants Directory).



Network of African energy researchers and policy makers, representing about 20 African countries.  Promoting clean and affordable energy.

  • Publications, projects, information sharing.
  • Opportunities include grants and fellowships.

Energy Planet

The Renewable Energy Directory is a guide to internet sites on renewable energy, many categories. Profiles and links to more than 1,600 websites on energy.

  • Search key words (grants, funding) by topic, country, etc.

GVEP International

The Global Village Energy Partnership promotes access to appropriate modern energy technologies.  Announcements, events, publications, and online materials.

  • Resources contains a listing of publications, events, news, and announcements.

Household Energy Network (HEDON)

HEDON’s focus is improved household energy, with focus on the developing countries.  Interest groups by topics and regions.

  • News sometimes includes calls for proposals and other funding information.


Reegle is an international portal of information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change.

Envrionment and Natural Resources



Consortium of ornithological societies in the Western Hemisphere for public information about the scientific study of birds, and networking of its member organizations.

Conservation Finance Alliance

Network of organizations and individuals focused on environmental funds for conservation, innovative conservation financing, and financial support for protected areas.

  • News and discussion forums.

Conservation Leadership Program

Grant-making partnership of four international conservation organizations to support the projects of young conservationists in the developing world.

Convention on Biological Diversity — LifeWeb

  • LifeWeb seeks to expand financial support for protected areas by matching expressions of interest from governments with funding provided by donors.
  • Resources include postings of grant funding, drawing on information from the Terra Viva Grants Directory.


Online database of over 1,250 conservation projects in the Americas, with emphasis on Latin America.  Program of Rainforest Alliance.

  • Each project profile identifies its principal funder(s).
  • Project Search allows searches by names of funding organizations.

Environmental Funders Network

Informal network of trusts, foundations, and individuals that make grants for environment and conservation in UK and internationally. Resources, news, and links on conservation funding.

  • EFN grant makers include some that are active internationally.
  • Links to funder networks and other resources.

Environmental Grantmakers Association

Network of over 200 member foundations in North America and worldwide.  Information sharing, promotion of environmental philanthropy.  Mix of free and restricted information.

  • Web page for Grant Seekers offers resources on where to search for funding.

GEF-NGO Network

GEF-NGO Network comprises several hundred non-governmental organizations worldwide whose work in environment and sustainable development aligns with the mandate of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • Coordinates with the GEF Small Grants Program.
  • Funding Opportunities for NGOs →  funding opportunities for conservation NGOs (normally including a link to the Terra Viva Grants Directory, among other information resources).

Ornithology Exchange

  • Ornithology Exchange includes a searchable database of Grants and Awards in bird research and conservation,  including several programs that are open for international projects.

RedLAC – Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds

Consortium of nongovernmental organizations that manage environmental funds for conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Information and news on environmental funding

Tropical Biology Association

The TBA collaborates with institutions in Africa to build expertise in biodiversity conservation and research.  Field courses, skills workshops, applied research.

  • Resources  → Funding database (grants, scholarships, training opportunities, and funding directories).