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Applications Invited for Agriculture Livelihoods and Conservation (ALC) Grant

Applications Invited for Agriculture Livelihoods and Conservation (ALC) Grant

Organization: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Apply By: 07 Feb 2022

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About the Organization

Improving the lives of children, families, and communities — and restoring and protecting our planet.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to not-for-profit organizations. It was created in 1964 by David Packard and his wife Lucile Salter Packard. Following David Packard's death in 1996, the Foundation became the beneficiary of part of his estate.

About the Grant

A sustainable future requires protecting our environment while building thriving local economies. Small-scale, or smallholder, farmers and communities who depend on the natural resources of tropical forests have the power to protect the planet’s resources and contribute to sustainable development in rural communities. The Packard Foundation’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC) grantmaking strategy aims to support tropical forest communities in strengthening resilience and economic opportunities while protecting tropical forests and biodiversity. We believe that conservation and development goals in tropical regions can be most effectively achieved through policies and actions that support smallholder farmer livelihoods and community wellbeing, combined with effective regional planning and natural resource management that engages local communities who know the forests best. This work builds upon the Foundation’s grantmaking experience in climate, land use, and reproductive health.

A well networked community of actors and advocates is necessary to influence policymakers and development and conservation decision makers at local, national, and global levels. To support knowledge sharing and networking efforts, the Packard Foundation’s Agriculture Livelihoods and Conservation (ALC) program is issuing a targeted request for proposals for projects, organizations, and collaboratives that strengthen relationships among individuals and institutions aiming to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and/or forest dependent communities while also conserving forest resources in tropical forest areas.

ALC will support new or existing projects, organizations, and coalitions that address the needs of smallholder farmers and or/forest dependent communities and tropical forest conservation and whose core objectives include relationship building and knowledge sharing. Applicants must be headquartered in one of the following countries: Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines. Organizations and coalitions that are led by women, young people, and Indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

All types of institutions and organizations (public, private, non-profit, and research) are invited to submit an expression of interest. Please note that the Packard Foundation cannot provide grants to individuals. Organization or lead partner must be headquartered in one of the following countries:

  • In Asia - Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Philippines
  • In Central/South America - Colombia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Brazil

Institutions should serve as the lead for only one expression of interest but may be included as non-lead organization on more than one submitted expression of interest.

 If you plan to submit an expression of interest in a language other than English, please send an email to ggivens@packard.org as soon as possible.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Responsiveness to the to outlined objectives of RFP
  • Depth of relationship building and knowledge sharing potential
  • Qualifications and experience

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