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Annual Conservation Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits in
Eligible Areas for Community Conservation and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Disney Conservation Fund (DCF)

LOI Date:

10/16/20

Deadline Date:

02/19/21 11:59 PM EST Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for community-based conservation programs in priority states and countries. Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support projects that involve community engagement, education, and field research focused on wildlife species and their habitats.

For eligible geographic areas, see https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/app/uploads/2020/08/DCF_Frequently_-Asked_Questions_2021.pdf#page=2

The Disney Conservation Fund seeks to support projects which relate to Disney’s strategic priorities (for DCF priorities, see FAQs listed in Pre-Application Information below). The Fund will also consider support for projects focused on species and/or habitats featured at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot.  

The proposal should clearly contribute to the conservation of endangered or threatened species in the wild and their habitats.

Projects must be based on in-situ research of species and/or habitats and incorporate meaningful community conservation education/engagement. Any projects focused on fully aquatic species (freshwater or marine) will be considered for funding.

The proposal should build on previous work including an established commitment to a conservation program or be well suited to become or contribute to a long-term conservation program.

Priority Considerations - The Disney Conservation Fund gives priority consideration to holistic programs addressing a significant conservation need (or projects that are part of a program) which reflect:

  • Contribution to the conservation of endangered, threatened or vulnerable species and their habitats in the wild
  • Applied scientific field studies on species and habitats that demonstrate scientific rigor, directly inform/advance conservation strategies, and evaluate impact.
    • The Disney Conservation Fund does not fund ex-situ projects/project components.
    • Although the fund recognizes that basic science is a critical first step in conservation initiatives, preference is given to projects that include specific conservation action components.
  • Engagement of relevant communities/stakeholders through community-based education programs or support of sustainable community development projects directly connected to protecting species and habitats, including measurement of impact on attitudes and behaviors (see below for additional information on expectations for education components).
  • Proposal of feasible activities to advance conservation outcomes for wildlife/habitats over the next two years, including evidence of adequate support through cooperative efforts with relevant partners (other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, communities, etc), additional funding sources, relevant permits, etc.
  • Expansion of previous work including an established commitment to a conservation program OR demonstration that proposed project is well suited to become or contribute to a long-term conservation program.
  • Consideration for welfare of the animals involved in the study. Specifically, the principal investigator affirms:
    • Capture/restraint techniques minimize stress and the potential for physical injury or psychological harm
    • Immobilization/anesthesia is done under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or other trained professional
    • Exposure to noxious stimuli and presumptive negative effects are minimized with administration of anesthetic and/or analgesic agents where appropriate

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176918

Estimated Size of Grant:

-The DCF will consider requests for a maximum of $50,000 to be provided over a grant period of two years.
-The budget may be allocated in whatever way makes the most sense for your program; i.e. $30,000 in the first year, $20,000 in the second year, etc.

Term of Contract:

Grants may be provided over a period of two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Walt Disney Company prioritizes justice, equity, diversity and inclusion across its businesses and has committed to allocating at least 50 percent of charitable giving, including grants provided by the Disney Conservation Fund, to programs that directly impact diverse communities.

Scientists, students and institutions to work with nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Only charitable organizations may apply, and organizations must meet eligibility requirements (see #8).

The Disney Conservation Fund does not accept applications directly from government agencies and will not fund any budget items that support government officials, staff, agencies, etc. that may be working with your organization on a conservation project. Colleges and universities may have to apply either through or in conjunction with their school’s foundation or in partnership with another non-profit organization. We accept applications from Ph.D. level faculty focused on long term conservation programs. Graduate students can be involved in the project but cannot be the primary investigator.

Graduate students can not directly apply but can be included in a Ph.D. level faculty project that is part of an established program or a new initiative that establishes objectives for a long term conservation impact. Tuition is not funded.

Non-US charity organizations without US 501(c)(3) nonprofit status may apply directly for Disney Conservation Fund support and are no longer required to identify a US 501(c)3 nonprofit intermediary if they meet certain criteria. To be considered eligible, non-US charity organizations without US 501(c)(3) status must be considered a nonprofit/charity organization in their own country, please refer to TechSoup’s local NGO definitions for additional details.

For more information on eligibility, see: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/app/uploads/2020/08/DCF_Frequently_-Asked_Questions_2021.pdf#page=5

Pre-Application Information:

To receive an invitation for the next annual grant application year, please complete an application inquiry in our Cybergrants online system between September 1, 2020 – October 16, 2020. An invitation code is not required to submit an inquiry. Automatic invitations will not be provided to previous grant recipients. An inquiry is required by all organizations interested in being invited to apply for funding.

The inquiry deadline for the next funding cycle is 11:59pm, EDT, October 16th, 2020. Inquiries received after this time will not be considered. Inquiries will be reviewed through December 2020. Formal application is by invitation only.

Timeline:
- Inquiry Deadline: 11:59pm, EDT, October 16, 2020
- Invitations Distributed: January 2021
- Proposals Due: 11:59pm, EST, February 19, 2021
- Evaluation Completed: August 2021
- Processing/Notifications/Check Distribution: August- September, 2021
- Mid-Term Report Deadline for 2020 Grant Recipients: November 2022
- Final Report Deadline for 2020 Grant Recipients: November 2023

An inquiry is required by all organizations interested in being invited to apply for funding.

Organizations may submit one project application for each of the six (6) geographic regions served by the DCF ( Africa, Asia, Central/South America, Europe/Middle East/Australia, Marine, and North America).

Inquiries will be reviewed through December 2020. Formal application is by invitation only.

Local NGO Definitions: https://www.techsoup.global/techsoup-local-ngo-definitions

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Inquiry Form:
https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_survey.form?x_gm_id=2577&x_section_id=1389690&x_quiz_survey_id=42358

For questions, please contact:

Leslie Wells
Disney Corporate Social Responsibility- Strategic Philanthropy
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: 407-938-2795
E-mail: Corp.Conservation@Disney.com

Grant Coverage Areas:

-Africa: Angola, Botswana, Congo, DRC, Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

-Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

-Central/South America: Antigua, Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Castaway Cay, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, The Bahamas, Uruguay, Venezuela

-Europe/Middle East/Australia: Albania, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanese Republic, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia & CIS, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sultanate of Oman, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Marine: Alaska, Antigua, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, California, Castaway Cay, Cayman Islands, China, Eastern Gulf of Mexico (especially in/near Florida), Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, The Bahamas and Western Atlantic; will also consider marine projects occurring near other priority areas listed
*any projects focused on aquatic/marine species will be considered by this committee

North America:
Canada: Alberta, British Columbia (Vancouver), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia;
Mexico;
USA: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska;   California;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Illinois;   Maine;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   Pennsylvania;   South Carolina;   Texas;   Washington

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia: Vancouer;   New Brunswick;   Nova Scotia;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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