Funding

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

Synchronicity Earth, in collaboration with Fondation Segré and Oak Foundation, is delighted to launch the Amphibian Conservation Fund, an exciting initiative to catalyse urgently needed philanthropic support for the world’s most threatened vertebrates – the amphibians.  Synchronicity Earth was founded to support the most overlooked and underfunded of conservation issues [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:27:15+00:00March 31st, 2021|Amphibians, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

A voice for nature in the world of finance

Simon Ruddick is the founder and current Chairman of Albourne Partners, a major player in the financial services industry that has been providing research advice on alternative investments since 1994. The combined investments of the firm’s clients now top $500 billion. As a long-standing supporter of Synchronicity Earth, we asked Simon what lay behind [...]

By |2019-11-11T13:04:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Biodiversity, ESG, Finance, Funding, Interviews|Comments Off on A voice for nature in the world of finance

Stepping up for our closest living cousins

Apes are our closest living cousins... In fact, we’re just a pair of chromosomes apart. Actually, we are apes. Humans and non-human apes all evolved from a common ancestor about 14 million years ago – not that long in the grand scheme of things. We are most closely related to chimps and bonobos, while gorillas [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:18:24+00:00October 15th, 2019|Biodiversity, Collaboration, Funding, People and Wildlife|Comments Off on Stepping up for our closest living cousins

Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building

Synchronicity Earth recently took part in a capacity building conference hosted at ZSL London Zoo. Katy Scholfield, our Co-Head of Programmes, was invited to speak at a session on innovative partnerships for capacity building. We believe in providing long-term, flexible support to our partners. In many cases, this means providing support for capacity development [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:06:43+00:00August 28th, 2019|Capacity Building, Collaboration, Conservation, Funding, Partners, White-bellied Heron|Comments Off on Innovative partnerships and approaches for capacity building

Funding better conservation, funding conservation better

Most people would agree that protecting the natural world for future generations should be high on our list of priorities. Yet our love of nature is not reflected in the level of philanthropic funding directed towards protecting it: less than 5 per cent of UK philanthropy is dedicated to nature conservation, a figure that [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:41:15+00:00June 27th, 2019|Alternative Livelihoods, Approach, Biodiversity, Conservation, Funding, People and Wildlife, Programmes|Comments Off on Funding better conservation, funding conservation better

Joining forces to fund conservation where it’s most needed

Pooled funding - where several donors and foundations contribute funds to a central pot - can reduce the burden on small, local organisations who might otherwise have to use vital resources filling in multiple grant applications and writing reports for numerous different donors. In this post, Synchronicity Earth CEO Catherine Bryan explains how a [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:39:19+00:00April 24th, 2019|Biodiversity, Collaboration, Congo Basin, Funding|Comments Off on Joining forces to fund conservation where it’s most needed