Request for Proposals:
The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

Dear Network Friends and Partners,
The Network for Landscape Conservation (NLC) is pleased to request proposals for the first annual funding cycle of the Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund.
The purpose of the Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund is to help accelerate the pace and effective practice of place-based, collaborative landscape conservation across the United States. The Fund specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in landscape conservation partnerships by supporting the key building block activities and collaborative processes that move partnerships forward. 

Through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Catalyst Fund will distribute approximately $335,000 in funding through competitive grants to landscape conservation partnerships in 2019. Pre-proposals are due by 9 pm ET on Friday, April 26th.

We are pleased to have a portion of the Catalyst Fund dedicated to Indigenous-led landscape conservation partnerships that primarily serve Indigenous communities.
Potential applicants should read the Indigenous Community RFP for specific information on eligibility, program priorities, and application instructions.

Please join us for one of our two informational webinars, scheduled for Friday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 28th at 2 pm ET. These webinars will offer a brief overview of the two Catalyst Fund RFPs, but will be primarily dedicated to responding to your questions. We encourage you to identify questions ahead of time and submit them via the webinar registration form. 

Additional information and a link to the application portal can be found on the Catalyst Fund page of the Network's website.

We are deeply grateful to the foundations that made this important program possible, and to all of you for the remarkable work you do every day in your home landscapes.
Emily M. Bateson
Network Director

The Network for Landscape Conservation is the community of practice for practitioners advancing collaborative, cross-boundary conservation as an essential approach to protect nature, culture, and community.

Contact  Emily Bateson , Network Director, for more information. 
The Network for Landscape Conservation is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation.