Donor Name: Rainforest Action Network
Funding name: Protect-an-Acre Grant Application
Funding brief: RAN established Protect-an-Acre (PAA) in 1993 to protect the world’s forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through small grants to traditionally under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions. PAA is a grassroots alternative to “buy-an-acre” programs that seek to provide rainforest protection by buying tracts of land, but which often fail to address the needs or rights of local Indigenous peoples.
Categories: PAA grants fit seven basic categories: Top priority is given to:
● Projects emphasizing grassroots organizing, education, training and capacity building to develop skills, increase awareness and/or build alliances towards protection of forests and increased community control over local resources
● Projects emphasizing community-driven, strategic use of non-violent direct action that supports local resistance to destructive development activities such as logging, oil extraction, dam construction and the expansion of monoculture plantations
● Projects supporting Indigenous communities securing or maintaining legal land title recognition (demarcation of territory, GPS mapping, resource inventories and management plans, meetings with neighboring communities, etc.)
● Environmentally and socially sound sustainable economic alternative initiatives
● Travel and other opportunities that amplify community voices in regional, national and international forums and provide access to decision makers
● Field studies and original research used to hold companies accountable for their on-the-ground activities
● Seed money for emerging grassroots organizations
Deadline: Not Found
Funding details link: https://www.ran.org/protect_an_acre_application_guidelines
Funding limit: Grants generally do not exceed $5,000. Certain components of projects with larger budgets can be funded when those components significantly contribute to the project’s final outcome.
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: under-funded organizations and communities in forest regions.
● Although grants are made in all regions and unsolicited proposals are welcome, geographic priority areas are Southeast Asia and South and North America (Native American/First Nations applications are prioritized in the U.S. and Canada). Applicants from other regions are encouraged to contact email@example.com prior to submitting an application to inquire regarding the possibility of funding.
Submission mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other important link:
● About: https://www.ran.org/mission_and_values
How to apply: For a Word version of the Protect-an-Acre application, please contact email@example.com . Completed applications can be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:Rainforest Action Network, c/o Small Grants Programs Manager, 425 Bush Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94108.
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