Fondation Franklinia announces Call for Proposals on “Conservation of Globally Threatened Trees”

Deadline: 21 February 2020

Fondation Franklinia is currently accepting project proposals focused on in-situ conservation of globally threatened trees.

Fondation Franklinia is a private foundation established in 2005 under Swiss law. It provides grants to support nature conservation projects. Its objective is to preserve threatened tree species throughout the world and improve their conservation status.


Threatened tree species will be the main key performance indicators of the projects. Projects proposing a positive impact on other threatened species and associated habitats will be favoured (collateral benefits). The Foundation will favour projects of global relevance (globally threatened species) versus projects protecting species locally or regionally threatened.

Projects Types

Projects must implement concrete on-the-ground conservation actions. Projects can span over a period of up to 3 years.

Geographic Areas

The Foundation can fund projects implemented all over the world but will favour areas with high biological diversity as well as areas where needs are important and funding opportunities are limited.


The Foundation favours conservation projects with reasonable budget in relation to proposed activities. Costs/benefits ratio will be an important criterion during project selection. Funding for the organisation’s general costs will be limited and funding preferably spent where field activities are implemented. Long distance travels should be limited and only take place when local expertise is not available. Management costs (overheads) must represent less than 10% of the budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any organisation with well established expertise and efficiency in plant conservation can apply.
  • Projects will be selected against the main following criteria:
    • the project is scientifically sound and justified;
    • the project is feasible;
    • results are reachable;
    • costs are reasonable;
    • the proponent and his organisation are competent;
    • the project is a priority;
    • essential partners are involved;
    • impact is measurable and sustainable.

How to Apply

  • Proposals can be submitted in French or English. Forms and instructions are available in both languages.
  • Projects must be submitted using all 3 template documents available on the Foundation’s website: project proposal, budget and logical framework. Proposals submitted in other format will not be considered.
  • The forms must be downloaded and filled in entirely. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted online via the given website.

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Source: Funds for NGOs

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