The Conservation Alliance Conservation Strategy

TCA’s Conservation Strategy drives the direction of our programs and outcomes and informs TCA’s giving. The Conservation Strategy helps organizations in the field better understand our priorities over a given two-year window and provides clarity on how we rank funding proposals in the context of the current moment. See TCA’s 2023/2024 Conservation Strategy here.

Member Directed Grants

Twice a year, TCA member companies nominate and vote for organizations that are working to protect and conserve land and water. Member Directed grants are awarded to the most effective grassroots conservation organizations in the United States and Canada—groups working to ensure a healthy, livable planet. Learn more about our timeline, grant criteria, and how to apply.

Confluence Program Grants

Diverse voices and perspectives ensure conservation solutions that balance the best interests of land and water, wildlife, and people. Our Confluence Program supports historically racially excluded people working to protect natural places. Each year, the Confluence Committee – made up of representatives from TCA’s staff and board, member companies, current or past grantees, and other funders and community organizations – helps guide the structure of the program and makes final grant recommendations. Learn more about the Confluence Program and available grant opportunities.

Priority Campaign Grants

Each year, The Conservation Alliance and its members select priority campaigns. These conservation opportunities are urgent, vital, and require national attention. Based on a track record of success and impact, our staff selects grassroots organization partners to receive grants that support their efforts on a specific priority campaign. Our priority campaign grant opportunities are available by invitation only. Learn more about our current priority campaigns.

Discretionary Grants

Each year, The Conservation Alliance awards a small number of discretionary grants to support strategic opportunities and urgent funding needs. Discretionary grants offer short term support (six-months) of up to $25,000. Our discretionary grant opportunity is available by invitation only.