The Shark Conservation Fund (SCF) is a collaboration of philanthropists dedicated to solving the global shark and ray crisis. Our goal is to halt the overexploitation of the world’s sharks and rays, prevent extinctions and restore imperiled species through strategic and catalytic grantmaking. SCF is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., a registered 501c3 public charity. Our objectives are to:
- Ensure effective regulation of global trade in shark and ray products through listing the top species of sharks and rays in global trade on CITES Appendices and implementing those listings;
- Prevent the extinction of the most imperiled sharks and rays by enhancing legal protections in priority countries and at international forums; and
- Combat unsustainable shark and ray fishing globally through the adoption and implementation of conservation and management measures through international forums and in priority countries.
The Small Grant Fund supports these objectives by providing grants that do not exceed $20,000 and are one-year in duration. Up to 5 grants may be funded through this request for proposals. There is no guarantee that the submission of a Small Grant proposal will lead to funding.