Over seven years the Cornell Lab’s Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative has awarded 73 projects over $1 million dollars with more than 400 partners engaged. The 2024 Request for Proposals will open the first week of January and will fund up to 14 grants.
Applications are due March 1, 2024, with funds dispersed at the end of May.
Capacity and Partnership Projects: 6 grants of $5,000 each Projects should build land trust capacity by teaching or demonstrating how birds can enhance strategic planning and mission fulfillment of land trusts and/or facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with the bird conservation community. Accredited and non-accredited land trusts are welcome to apply. Management and Restoration Projects: 8 grants of $25,000 each Projects should actively manage, restore, and/or steward land in a way that enhances habitat and promotes bird conservation, with special emphasis on priority species or those identified in State Wildlife Action Plans. Applicant organization should either be an accredited land trust or partnering with an accredited land trust.