Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Updated: 11 Mar, 2024

Funding type

Grants, Other

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

Developing countries

Eligible Organisations for funding

Bilateral / Multilateral Organization, Financial Institution (Investor/Bank), Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Private Entity, Scholar Institution, National goverment


Forest & Woodlands, Freshwater, Marine & Coast, Wetland, Wildlife / Endangered Species, Deserts & Semi-Deserts, Human-changed areas, Mountains & Rocky Areas, Savannas & Shrubland & Grasslands

Biodiversity Categories

Access and benefit sharing, Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Biodiversity planning and finance, GMO, Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Invasive Alien Species (IAS), Pollution Management, Protected Areas and other conservation measures, Restoration, Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags


Funding Criteria

- 4 year programme cycle, for GEF 8:
- transferred via approved GEF Agencies

Application process

Application language


Additional information

Member of the Blue Nature Alliance

GEF Trustee: World Bank