Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)

Updated: 12 Dec, 2023

Funding type


Project size funding

< US$ 5.000, US$ 5.001 - 20.000, US$ 20.001 - 50.000, US$ 50.001 - 150.000

Target region/countries

Developing countries, Japan

Eligible Organisations for funding

Communities / Non-registered citizen groups, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO)


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

Biodiversity Categories

Access and benefit sharing, Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Biodiversity development 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

Environmental Protection and Conservation, Finance

Funding Criteria

- realization of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
- nature and biodiversity conservation with a focus on Asia-Pacific
- for Pacific: Environmental education for human resources & projects that contribute to solving social issues and realizing the SDGs

- depending on grant type, registration or past track history of the group is necessary:

Application process

Call for application (annually)

Application language

English, Japanese

Additional information

For Japan: assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources