Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund

The Network launched the Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund Program in 2019 to accelerate the pace and practice of collaborative landscape conservation across the United States.

The Catalyst Fund couples financial support through a competitive grant process with an in-depth Peer Learning and capacity building experience. The Fund is designed to strengthen the collaborative infrastructure and coordination capacity of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Conservation Partnerships. Through these investments, the Catalyst Fund catalyzes growth and better positions Partnerships to achieve long-term landscape conservation success—building in landscapes across the country the enduring collaborative capacity needed to address systems-level challenges like the biodiversity, climate change, and environmental justice crises.

A portion of the Fund is dedicated to supporting Indigenous leadership in landscape conservation. Indigenous-led Partnerships focused wholly on sovereign tribal lands and/or focused on advancing and conserving Indigenous interests, territories, and rights across a broader defined landscape are encouraged to apply.

The Catalyst Fund operates on an annual grant cycle schedule, and the 2022 grant cycle has now closed—we are pleased to announce 13 new grant awards to Landscape Conservation Partnerships from across the country. Please check back in early 2023 for more information on the next grant cycle.


2022 funded Partnerships



Cover photo: Partners exploring a portion of the Black River in South Carolina. The Black River Initiative received a collaborative capacity grant award from the Catalyst Fund in 2021. Photo credit: Erin Donmoyer, Black-Sampit Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance.