EIN 52-1497470

Conservation International (CI)

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People need nature, and for 30+ years, Conservation International has worked to protect it. Through cutting-edge science, innovative pol icy and global reach, we empower people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods.
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Conservation International Foundation
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Program areas at CI

See schedule ofield programs: ci's field programs work directly with governments, businesses and communities to sustain nature so it can continue to sustain us all. From partnering with local fisheries to restore vibrant fisheries in indonesia, to helping farmers in sub-saharan africa improve their livelihoods while combating climate change, we have a proven track record of innovation, collaboration and success. Ci is working actively in 520,000 square kilometers (200,000 square miles) across 127 terrestrial protected areas globally. In addition, ci has an active role in the Conservation of 4.1 million square kilometers (1.6 million square miles) throughout 163 marine protected areas.
See schedule othe betty and gordon moore center for science:conservation requires science to determine where and how to protect nature. Through its betty and gordon moore center for science, ci produces and applies the science-based evidence and solutions most needed to change the global paradigm to nature-based development. Science has always guided our work, and we rely on it as the Foundation of Conservation. We are one of the few Conservation organizations that has a global science team dedicated solely to advancing Conservation science. In 2020, ci scientists and collaborators published 40 peer-reviewed articles, including in top ranked scientific journals.
See schedule ograntmaking division:ci's grantmaking division is made up of four programs: critical ecosystem partnership fund (cepf), Conservation finance division (cfd), global environment facility (gef) agency and green climate fund (gcf) agency.cepf is a global program that provides grants to nongovernmental organizations and other private sector partners to protect critical ecosystems. Cepf's grants are guided by regional investment strategies developed with stakeholders; target biodiversity hotspots in developing and transitional countries; go directly to civil society groups to build this vital constituency for Conservation alongside governmental partners; create strategic working alliances among diverse groups, combining unique capacities and eliminating duplication of efforts; and achieve results through an ever-expanding network of partners working toward shared goals.cfd offers financial mechanisms to support field-level Conservation and ensure economic benefits to local communities. Cfd creates alliances with large-scale donors and corporations to make entrepreneurship a tool in building the Conservation strategies of tomorrow. Cfd pioneers ways for indigenous groups and local communities in developing countries to directly benefit from becoming responsible stewards of nature. Building on a long history of innovation in Conservation finance, cfd is unlocking private capital toward saving the most important nature for people. The ci-gef agency serves as a transparent and responsive intermediary between the gef and ci's partners. The agency designs and implements a portfolio of projects to achieve global environmental benefits and support the needs of partner countries. It develops inclusive and country-driven projects, to make efficient and effective use of gef resources, and to operate in a flexible manner to ensure responsiveness to partners and to maintain the ability to rapidly leverage strategic opportunities that align with the agency's strategic results framework. Ci's green climate fund (gcf) agency works directly with project proponents, governments and partners to develop high quality funding proposals and oversee implementation of gcf-funded projects. These projects promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development in line with national priorities. Ci-gcf ensures that these projects achieve positive climate outcomes while adhering to gcf policies and procedures.this year the grantmaking division made 84 new grant commitments to partner organizations.

Grants made by CI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Island ConservationIsland Conservation Implementation Grant$1,104,240
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)Staying Within Sustainable Limits: Advancing Leadership of the Private Sector and Cities (SBT)- Rpa$832,469
Wildlife Conservation SocietyBuilding A Regional Strategy To Integrate Environmental and Social Safeguards Into Mining Practices in the Tropical Andes Hotspot; Building National Capacity To Mitigate Industry Impacts in MFNP; Empowering Communities To Conserve Central Manus Key Biodiversity Area in Papua New Guinea; Establishing and Piloting A Payment for Ecosystem Services Model in Lao PDR; Improved Management Through Partnership and Adoption of Innovative Conservation Measures; Protecting the Upland Forests of Kolombangara; Protection of River Tern and Black-Bellied Tern in Myanmar; Reducing Trafficking of Cambodias Cantors Giant Shelled Turtle; Responsible Mining in the Madidi-Pilon Lajas-Cotapata Binational Corridor; Saving Cross River Gorillas From Extinction in Nigeria; Spreading Cambodian Models To Save Asia's Bustards on Farmed Lands; WCS Image Data Migration Into Wi$610,347
...and 28 more grants made totalling $4,440,520

Who funds Conservation International (CI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Environment & Animal Protection$14,773,500
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew)Policy$2,294,337
Nia Tero FoundationSupport$1,000,000
...and 70 more grants received totalling $26,840,348
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentGLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE$1,382,342
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$571,679
...and 18 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at CI

M. SanjayanChief Executive Officer
Barbara DipietroChief Financial Officer$291,483
Cynthia TapleyChief Development Officer
Patricia PettyVice President and Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer
Matthew WoolieverVice President, Financial Information Management and Services
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for CI

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$137,797,138
Program services$9,760,931
Investment income and dividends$4,476,324
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$725
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,241,564
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$20,657
Miscellaneous revenues$200,742
Total revenues$159,498,081

Form 990s for CI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-13990View PDF
2019-062020-09-16990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-08-01990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Organizations like CI

National Audubon SocietyNew York, NY$157,358,989
Natural Resources Defense CouncilNew York, NY$197,585,835
Rainforest AllianceNew York, NY$52,223,682
Wildlife Conservation SocietyBronx, NY$255,583,692
The Trustees of ReservationsBoston, MA$88,431,001
The Trust for Public LandSan Francisco, CA$141,296,610
Shedd AquariumChicago, IL$48,331,820
National Wildlife FederationReston, VA$82,468,942
World Resources Institute (WRI)Washington, DC$159,318,068
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)New York, NY$200,629,015
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Nia Tero Foundation
November 16, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 18 new personnel
October 20, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 39 new grant, including a grant for $2,294,337 from The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew)
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironmentHuman rights
Political advocacyLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
2011 Crystal Dr No 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Arlington County, VA
Website URL
(703) 341-2400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C30: Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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