The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Support for Programs in the Developing World Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary 

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of local solutions to complex problems. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. It prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas.

The foundation supports low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It prefers to support organizations located in low- and middle-income countries or organizations located in upper-income countries whose activities are of direct benefit to low- and middle-income countries. The foundation does not support the states of the former Soviet Union or former Eastern Bloc countries. The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST April 24, 2019

Sponsor Concept Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

Sponsor Full Proposal Application Deadline (invitation only): September 3, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Summary (Up to 2 pages): Please include the following: problem summary, project goals, project activities and outcomes, target population, innovative approach, training activities, and key collaborators and project team.
  • Budget Overview (Up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required. Include any matching funds.

To access the online application, visit:


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

CU Boulder is limited to submitting one proposal per year.

Award Information

Award Amount: There is no policy concerning a minimum or maximum grant size. The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $30,000 are rarely awarded. The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs.

Award Duration: 1 Year