The Whitley Fund for Nature is a fundraising and grant-giving nature conservation charity offering recognition, training and grants to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries.


  • Find, recognise and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries.
  • Champion and repeat fund the most effective winners.
  • Support the replication and growth of effective conservation solutions.
  • Raise awareness of the work of winners and spread the message we can all make a difference to the conservation of wildlife and wild places.
  • Continually improve the effectiveness of our grant-making and charitable activities.
Asian elephant herd_Ganesh Raghunathan

Credit: Ganesh Raghunathan, Nature Conservation Foundation