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The program supports activities that foster the protection and sustainable management of forests in the Foundation’s focal landscapes: Sierra Madre, Palawan, Samar and Leyte, and Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.


The program supports activities that foster the protection and sustainable management of forests outside the focal landscapes.

What are the projects covered by the Forest Landscape Grant Program?

Proposed projects should contribute to the protection and sustainable management of Philippine forests and its biodiversity. For more details on the eligible activities for funding, please download the Forest Foundation Philippines Program Plan, 2017-2021.

What are the projects covered by the Focused Grants Program?

Proposed projects should fall under the following:

Scholarship Grant. Scholarship Grants are for individuals seeking higher education on the science of plant conservation. For more information, please visit this link.

Applied Research Grant. Applied Research Grants are for scientific organizations and individuals. The expected output of an applied research grant is a peer-reviewed published paper.

Piloting Forest Management Strategies in Small Islands Ecosystems. This grant is for the piloting of forest management strategies in small islands ecosystems, as well as the research on the establishment and management of critical habitats. This includes Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) and Locally Conserved Areas (LCAs). The expected output for this grant is a documentation of the appropriate forest management strategies for the project sites.

Scaling-up Mangrove Conservation Grant. This grant supports the multi-year mangrove rehabilitation and protection outside of the four landscapes. It prioritizes eligible recipients that have exhibited success in mangrove conservation projects funded under the first tropical forest conservation fund. Scaling-up includes assessments, replication of best practices and expansion of area coverage to enhance mangrove management.

Partnership Grant. For partnerships (co-funding/leveraging), activities to be funded by the Foundation shall fall within the scope of its mandate, while activities are not covered shall be shouldered by the partner(s).

Nursery Grants. The grant supports the conservation of dipterocarps and other native plants, mangroves, and other unique flora. As a general rule, the Foundation promotes the use of native tree species for both restoration and plantation purposes, and shall make an investment in native/indigenous tree species nurseries. In addition, projects shall be located in key biodiversity areas (KBAs), old-growth forests, unique representative forest areas, threatened watersheds, and priority conservation sites identified by government and/or conservation groups.

Note: Nursery grants can only be supported by small grants (up to Php 500,000).

Miscellaneous Grants. For this grant, possible activities that may be supported include short studies, basic research and documentation, resource mapping and/or valuation, non-timber forest products development, alliance-building and networking, support for policy development and/or resource planning and capacity enhancement. This grant shall also support advocacy activities, including the development and implementation of IEC campaigns on forest conservation and protection.

Who can apply for a grant?

Entities involved in development, education, research, communications, livelihood and forestry are encouraged to apply. This includes:

  1. Duly-registered individuals, groups and organizations, such as non-governmental, peoples, indigenous peoples, professional, socio-civic and community organizations;
  2. Other appropriate local or regional entities active in the Philippines;
  3. Individuals, who are considered as subject experts or professionals; and
  4. Units or agencies under the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, in exceptional circumstances.

Other entities, like State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), higher educational institutions, corporate foundations or specific industry chambers, are invited to engage in partnerships rather than apply for grants.

How much does the grant cover?

For 2017-2021, the Foundation has allocated approximately Php 480M to provide grants for the protection of our forests. Proponents may apply for small, medium or large grants.

The categories of the grants are listed below:

Small GrantMedium GrantLarge Grant
AmountUp to Php 500,000Up to Php 6 MUp to Php 24 M
DurationMust be implemented within one yearMust be implemented in one to three yearsMust be implemented in one to five years
GoalMust deliver expected outputs immediatelyMust deliver multiple project outputs that can contribute to specific outcomesMust deliver multiple project outputs that can contribute to all outcomes

Note: Small and medium forest landscape grant projects may be linked with large forest landscape grants projects to establish a more participatory and coordinated strategy to forest protection.

How can we apply for a grant?

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail.

The Executive Director
Forest Foundation Philippines
2F Valderrama Bldg., 107 Esteban St., Legaspi Village 1229 Makati City, Philippines


Can you help us develop our proposal so we can apply for a grant?

Yes. Kindly e-mail for more information.

When can we apply for a grant?

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Periodically, we will issue Request for Proposals (RFPs) for specific projects and areas. Please visit the website regularly for updates.

How will the proposals be evaluated?

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Design – Are the objectives, methods and outcomes coherent?
  2. Capacity – Can the proponent successfully implement the project?
  3. Impact – To what extent will the project contribute to the protection of the forest?
  4. Relevance – Is the project relevant to the target group and the community?
  5. Efficiency – Will the project be implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner?
  6. Sustainability – Can the project be scaled up, replicated or institutionalized after its implementation?

How can we get more information about the grant program/s?

For more information, please e-mail