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Conservation International Foundation (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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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. This year ci supported the Conservation of over 90 million hectares of land and coasts, as well as invested in partners directly working to establish new protections and/or improve the management of 12 million sq kilometers of ocean Conservation 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 2022, ci scientists and collaborators published 46 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 oversaw active agreements with 205 grantee and partner organizations. Note that all ci divisions engage in grantmaking as part of their Conservation delivery. Across all divisions, ci supported 652 grantees over the fiscal year.
Center for natural climate solutions:conservation International's center for natural climate solutions organizes and accelerates the organization's efforts to turn the potential of nature as a climate solution into reality.
Center for sustainable lands and waters:conservation International's center for sustainable lands and waters organizes and accelerates the organization's efforts to promote nature-based development.
Communications:ci's brand & communications division develops and shares the stories that communicate how ci is protecting nature for the well-being of humanity. The division offers editorial, media, design, video and marketing support to every ci program, while also managing events and a variety of corporate partnerships.
Other programs:center for communities and conservation:conservation International's center for communities and Conservation works to make Conservation more inclusive and transparent by improving social and environmental governance to achieve more lasting Conservation and human well-being outcomes. Global policy & government affairs:conservation International's global policy & government affairs division engages governments and organizations worldwide to advance policies critical to our mission. Project delivery and monitoring:conservation International's project delivery and management team works with project teams to develop concepts and proposals, troubleshoot project design and delivery issues, ensure compliance with environmental and social safeguards, and build capacity to improve field project delivery results across the institution. Fellowship program:conservation International's fellowship programs provide opportunities for ci to work alongside exceptional individuals who bring in new, creative solutions to help us achieve our mission.

Grants made by CI

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
World Resources Institute (WRI)The Landscape Restoration in the Makuli-Nzaui Ecosystem, Kenya; Landscapes Las Verapaces, Guatemala; Enyezini Forest and Soil Restoration - Mzimba District, Malawi; Faja Lobi Reforestation Project; Priceless Planet Coalition - Technical Implementation and Program Management$2,804,326
Antarctic and Southern Ocean CoalitionWinning Southern Ocean Protection$946,505
Wildlife Conservation SocietyBuild Multi-Stakeholder Capacity for Co-Management of Wakhan National Park; Cyclone Yasa Relief and Recovery: Community Support in Bua Province; Empower Communities To Conserve Central Manus Key Biodiversity Area in PNG; Establish and Pilot A Payment for Ecosystem Services Model in Lao PDR; Introduce Smart in the Khan-Tengri Corridor, Kyrgyzstan; Monitor of Hunting and Fishing Activities Carried Out By the Community of San Jose De Uchupiamonas; Protect Upland Forests of Kolombangara; Support Private Sector and Community Conservation Co-Management in Baljuvan Key Biodiversity Area, Tajikistan; Spread Cambodian Models To Save Asia's Bustards on Farmed Lands; Pragmatic Protocols for Restoration of Ecosystem Processes in Cambodia; Protect of River and Black-Bellied Tern in Myanmar; Regenerative + Wildlife Friendly Fibers That Improve Livelihoods, Conserve Wildlife and Build Resilience To Climate Change in Patagonia; Strengthen Marine Protected Area Management in the Southern Gulf of Guinea$615,519
...and 36 more grants made totalling $8,091,682

Who funds Conservation International Foundation (CI)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rob Walton FoundationTo Provide Matching Support Toward the Spend Down Fund 2.0$30,000,000
The Greater Cincinnati FoundationGeneral Purpose$9,746,491
Waverley Street FoundationBroadleaf Initiative$7,500,000
...and 97 more grants received totalling $99,375,686

Personnel at CI

Anastasia KhooChief of Staff and Chief Marketing Officer$346,834
Sanjayan MuttulingamChief Executive Officer$828,265
Barbara DipietroChief Financial Officer$332,959
Patricia PettyVice President and Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer
Matthew WoolieverVice President, Financial Information Management and Services
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for CI

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$271,874,742
Program services$13,486,974
Investment income and dividends$3,312,063
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$129,197
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$596,652
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$502
Miscellaneous revenues$1,103,709
Total revenues$290,503,839

Form 990s for CI

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-03-08990View PDF
2021-062022-02-28990View PDF
2020-062021-04-13990View PDF
2019-062020-09-16990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Organizations like CI

The Nature ConservancyArlington, VA$1,312,108,803
National Audubon SocietyNew York, NY$150,045,491
Rainforest AllianceNew York, NY$84,314,209
Natural Resources Defense CouncilNew York, NY$186,185,838
The Trustees of ReservationsBoston, MA$79,907,362
National Arbor FoundationLincoln, NE$97,035,028
Ducks UnlimitedMemphis, TN$339,454,630
The Trust for Public LandSan Francisco, CA$193,309,210
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)Washington, DC$381,636,162
The Humane Society of the United StatesWashington, DC$157,445,864
Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $18,199 from Ecology Project International (EPI)
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 51 new grant, including a grant for $30,000,000 from The Rob Walton Foundation
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $6,000,000 from American Endowment Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 84 new grant, including a grant for $14,300,579 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
August 11, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
2011 Crystal Dr 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(703) 341-2400
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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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