GW Link

Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF)

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations
for Animal and Habitat Protection Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Roger Williams Park Zoo and Rhode Island Zoological Society

Deadline Date:

06/01/19 Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit, university, and conservation organizations for conservation programs that protect worldwide habitats and wildlife. Highest priority will go to projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, such as field studies, as well as projects that involve in-country collaborators receive the highest funding priority.

Environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment, and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative approach to conservation are also appropriate. Projects must directly affect biological conservation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170615

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum annual request is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects that have been funded by the SDCBF are eligible for a second year of funding. A second application must be submitted according to the application guidelines, along with a progress report from the first year of SDCBF funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be associated with an organization (e.g. NGO, university, etc.) through which s/he can receive funding. Organizations, not individuals, receive funding check. There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.

Funds for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are granted are not eligible for grants. In rare cases there are exceptions, however, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered.

Funds to cover contingencies, institutional/organizational overhead, indirect costs, tuition fees, fringe benefits or travel not associated with project activities (e.g., travel to conferences where results will be presented) are not granted.

The Foundation may consider partial funding of a project if a particular component of the project has support and can be completed independently, or if it is made clear that additional funding has been obtained or is being sought from other sources to cover remaining costs. The Foundation does not accept proposals requesting more than the maximum amount of funds allowed for the specific grant program. One may submit a proposal for subsequent phases of previously funded projects.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is not required to be a collaborator for a project to be eligible for funding. The Foundation will not consider highly invasive, terminal research projects or projects that collect/voucher specimens for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
- June 1, 2019: All components of the application (narrative, CV, and letters of recommendation). We will not accept components that arrive after the date above, nor will we accept incomplete applications.
-September 15, 2019: Grants awarded. No funds provided before October 1.
-September 15, 2020: Deadline for filing a progress report including an update on the status of the project and detailing your budgetary expenditures to date.

No phone calls, please. All information needed to inform the application is included on the website. The Foundation suggests that applicants review current and past grantee project descriptions prior to preparing the application.

Contact Information:

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

Send completed application by postal mail to:
Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Applicants may also fax the application to (401) 941-3988. However, they must also send a hard copy through postal mail.

Louis Perrotti, Director of Conservation Programs
(401) 785-3510 ext. 335

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.