Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund is intended to help accelerate the pace and effective practice of place-based, collaborative landscape conservation across the United States. The Fund specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in landscape conservation partnerships by supporting the key building block activities and collaborative processes that move partnerships forward.

For the 2019 grant cycle, the Catalyst Fund will consider proposals in two categories:

  • A General Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships in the United States.

Download the Program Description and General Catalyst Fund RFP

  • An Indigenous Community Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships that are Indigenous-led and primarily serving Indigenous communities.

Download the Indigenous Community Catalyst Fund RFP


These Request for Proposals provide more details on the Catalyst Fund, including clarification on eligibility, Program priorities, and instructions for navigating the application process. Once you are familiar with the applicable RFP, you can begin the online application process:


For both application processes, you will begin by registering as an applicant organization within our online application portal; once registered, you will be able to choose to begin the appropriate application process (General or Indigenous Community). If you have difficulty navigating the online application portal, please contact the Fund Manager. Both application processes follow the same timeline: pre-proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 26th at 9 pm ET.

Note: you can view pdf versions of the pre-proposal forms for the General RFP and the Indigenous Community RFP to help in the planning process. Both pre-proposals were designed to be approximately 2.5 pages of narrative text, with additional information gathered through choice selection questions. Both pre-proposal forms require a completed preliminary budget template as well.

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Additional Resources for Potential Applicants
Please consult these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) if you have questions after reading the RFP(s).

NLC is also hosting two webinars that will be primarily dedicated to responding to the questions of participants. We encourage you to identify any questions you have ahead of time and submit them via the webinar registration form. (There will also be an opportunity to ask new questions during the webinar, time permitting).

Webinar 1: Friday, March 22nd — View Recording
Webinar 2: Thursday, March 28th  — View Recording