Climate Investment Funds

Updated: 19 Dec, 2023

Funding type

Equity, Grants, Guarantees, Loans

Project size funding

US$ 150.001 - 300.000, US$ 300.001 - 500.000, US$ 500.001 - 2.000.000, US$ 2.000.001 - 10.000.000, > US$ 10.000.001

Target region/countries

Low-income economies, Lower-Middle income economies

Eligible Organisations for funding

Individual, Private Entity, National goverment


Deserts & Semi-Deserts, Forest & Woodlands, Human-changed areas, Marine & Coast, Savannas & Shrubland & Grasslands, Wetland

Biodiversity Categories

Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Restoration, Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags

Climate Change

Funding Criteria

Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and Strategic Climate Fund (SCF)
- program-specific

CIF Youth Fellowship
- Residents of Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, India, Jamaica or Thailand
- age: 18-28

Application process

Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and Strategic Climate Fund (SCF)
via intermediaries (Multilateral Development Banks MDB)
directly available for Indigenous Peoples and local communities via Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM)

CIF Youth Fellowship
Call for application (annually)

Application language


Particular consideration of

Indigenous Peoples (IP), Local Communities (LC), Gender, Youth

Additional information

CIF Technical Assistance Facility (CIF-TAF) available

Co-financing expected
Intermediaries include the World Bank Group, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Asian Development Bank, which serve as implementing partners.