Investing in forest-dependent communities that play a key role in conservation and sustainable economic development, focusing especially on Indigenous communities, women, and young people.
Indonesia’s remaining natural forests exist in regions that harbor significant biodiversity. These regions are also home to Indigenous communities that have been stewards of these forests for generations. Agriculture is often the main source of employment in these forest communities, and more than 90 percent of Indonesia’s farms are small-scale. Smallholder farmers in Indonesia’s forested regions work hard to ensure their families and communities can thrive while sustaining the crucial biodiversity and ecosystem services of their natural environment, like water and forest products. Indonesia as a nation is also dedicated to a sustainable development agenda, with individual regions carrying out their own plans.
Our grantmaking aligns with regional green development agendas, specifically supporting collaboration between the governments, private sector, NGOs, local communities, and Indigenous people to protect biodiversity in remaining natural forests. We support the leaders and organizations of communities living in these forest areas as they develop livelihoods that also conserve biodiversity.
We are especially interested in strengthening sustainable value chains for smallholder farmers that align with conservation efforts as a product moves from farmer to market. We also give special attention to the needs of women, and Indigenous and young people, because they play a central role in the culture, development, and conservation in Indonesia.
How to Get Support
The Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation strategy is not accepting unsolicited proposals, but welcomes your ideas for funding requests. Before you prepare and submit an idea, please review this page. If your work is aligned with our funding priorities and geographic focus, please send your request using the grant inquiry form.