CGBD Annual Meeting @ Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day
Midwest Water Summit: Investing for Equity and Sustainability @ Rennaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

Following on the success of our Western Water Briefing in August, 2016, Confluence and CGBD are excited to announce our next annual Water Summit will now take place November 6-8, 2017 in Minneapolis!

The Midwest Water Summit is a 1.5 day conference for philanthropies and investors interested in making an impact on water issues. Last year more than 50 Confluence and CGBD members, partners, and resource experts explored how philanthropy and private investment can play a critical role in transformation of the West’s water system by supporting policy innovations and investment in new water infrastructure. (You can read more about the 2016 conference in this follow-up report  or last year’s event website.

This year, the focus will expand towards the Midwest and the Mississippi watershed, and since water impacts everything, we will focus as much on environmental concerns as social equity. Topics may range from farmland water management to Flint’s lead contamination crisis, and indigenous land rights to urban development.

Registration will open in August, but you can book your hotel now at the beautiful Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot , using the link below.

Book Your Hotel Room HERE

Josh Ente
Membership Program Manager

The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD)
PO Box 29361
San Francisco, CA 94129

Land & Freshwater Conservation Program Meeting @ Washington, DC
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
Biodiversity Funders Group Annual Meeting @ Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day
Biodiversity Conservation and Federal Policy: Protecting Public Lands, Waters and Bedrock Environmental Laws
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day
Biodiversity Funders Group 2019 Annual Meeting @ Hotel Indigo
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day

For more information visit here.(Log-in required)

Land & Freshwater Conservation Program 2020 Annual Meeting-Cancelled @ Pew Charitable Trust
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

Due to growing concerns with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BFG Board of Directors is cancelling the Land and Freshwater Conservation Program meeting in Washington. DC.  We apologize for the lateness of this cancellation, but events over the past few days have made it clear that we could not go forward as planned.

On Tuesday-Wednesday, March 10-11, 2020, the Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) will host a conference on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 ‘E’ Street in Washington, DC. The briefing will convene at 8:00 am on March 10 and conclude by 4:00 pm on March 11.

The BFG conference will assist grantmakers to examine the state of various federal land and water policy and management issues in light of next November’s election. Building on this federal perspective, the conference will dive more deeply into specific federal legislation, discuss grantmaking strategies in a climate-challenged world, and investigate partnering with constituencies outside the traditional environmental community.

No-Regrets Philanthropy: Taking Risks in a Crucial Decade Biodiversity Funders Group Annual Meeting @ Virtual
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day

Video Conference June 2-4 9-11am For more information and registration visit this Resource


Land and Freshwater Conservation Program Federal Policy Briefing @ Virtual
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day

On Tuesday-Thursday, March 30-April 1, 2021, Biodiversity Funders Group’s Land and Fresh Water Program will host its annual briefing on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity conservation policy in the United States.

The virtual briefing will provide an opportunity for grantmakers to examine the state of various federal land and water policy and management issues in light of the ambitious goals of the Biden/Harris Administration.

Registration information(Log-in required):https://biodiversityfunders.org/resources/land-and-freshwater-conservation-program-2021-federal-policy-briefing/

Biodiversity Funders Group 2021 Annual Meeting @ Virtual
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

June 15-16: 9am – Noon PT / Noon – 3pm ET 
June 17: 9am – 1pm PT / Noon – 4pm ET

Biodiversity Funders Group members will gather virtually, Tuesday, June 15-Thursday, June 17, for the Biodiversity Funders Group’s Annual Members Meeting. We aregrateful to the planning committee–Laura Garcia, Global Greengrants Fund; Sergio Knaebel, Sandler Foundation; Meaghan Calcari-Campbell,Moore Foundation; Sacha Spector, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Denise Joines, Wilburforce Foundation—for putting so many hours ofwork over several months to develop an agenda, reach out to speakers, and coordinate these sessions.

Renewal, resilience, and hope are among the themes that the planning committee returned to again and again. Between the global pandemicand interrelated global crises, all of which are exacerbated by elements of persistent, often multigenerational social inequities, conservation andenvironmental funders may be looking at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model transformative changes, both in the field and in their owninstitutions.

Please plan to join your fellow Biodiversity Funders Group members for what will be an inspirational and provocative gathering. Note that the conference is open tomembers, invited guests and speakers only.

Biodiversity Funders Group Members can find the registration link here: