Funding type


Project size funding

not specified

Target region/countries

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

Eligible Organisations for funding

Communities / Non-registered citizen groups, Individual, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Private Entity, Scholar Institution


Marine & Coast

Biodiversity Categories

Biodiversity planning and finance, Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Protected Areas and other conservation measures, Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags

Environmental Protection and Conservation, Finance

Funding Criteria

- accelerator program & nature-based solutions

- business model
- environmental and social positive impact on coral reefs and neighboring communities
- address at least one of the main threats to the MAR (e.g. lack of wastewater and solid waste treatment, overfishing, climate change)
- focus on 18 coastal and marine protected areas (CMPAs) in the countries of the Mesoamerican Reef

Application process

Call for application

Application language


Particular consideration of

Local Communities (LC)

Additional information

Implemented by an alliance of Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund), the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN)/Sureste Sostenible (SS), Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI), and New Ventures/VIWALA