Conservation needs more funding, and it needs better funding.
Conserving species diversity and healthy ecosystems and finding ways to support and promote conservation that benefits both people and their environment has never been more important. Yet the proportion of funding from European and US foundations that goes to environmental issues is tiny. In Europe, the figure is between four and five per cent (European Foundation Centre), while the US is not far ahead.
We actively explore approaches to funding that allow small and medium-sized NGOs working on vital conservation issues to flourish and develop in the way that works best for them, supporting core activities and building capacity.
Conservation needs donors and foundations to think long-term. Our Endowment Funds look at 10 year + timeframes, but are set up to release funding from the start so their impact can be felt as soon as possible. Our Regeneration portfolio provides forward-thinking businesses and investment firms with a solution to bolster their environmental credentials by supporting work that regenerates incredibly valuable natural resources – forests, freshwater, mangroves – and provides benefits for local people living in and around them.
At Synchronicity Earth, we are developing long-term funding approaches to bring more money into the sector and helping to use that money better.
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We believe it is important to pool donor funds for our Programmes to coordinate funding, monitoring and impact reporting, reducing the load on organisations and bringing donors together to achieve impact at scale.
Our Regeneration portfolio is designed to find those organisations able to repair heavily degraded forests, corals, mangroves and wetlands, bringing life back to regions where biodiversity has been lost.