To protect biodiversity in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems by strengthening grantmaking and providing an opportunity for information sharing, dialogue, strategy development and collaboration among funders.


  • Increase the level of funding available to NGOs and campaigns focused on protection of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.


  • Promote collaboration and coordination among foundations with programs devoted to terrestrial and freshwater conservation.
  • Provide opportunities for information sharing, dialogue, and development of complementary grantmaking strategies.


  • An annual meeting of grantmakers interested in US federal conservation policies, including public land policy and management and protection of bedrock federal environmental laws.
  • Webinars and conference calls on terrestrial and freshwater conservation issues.
  • Co-sponsorship of convenings with other grantmaker organizations.

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