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Different Takes on Freshwater Databases

We recently announced our sixth and seventh major projects in our freshwater grant portfolio that each create a notable point in our constellation of projects.  Our Freshwater Biodiversity & Resources program aims to support freshwater ecosystem assessments and decision-making regarding…

Policy landscape results: Data Deficient

A year ago, I wrote that JRS was making its first grants to explore the policies that drive the demand for biodiversity data and information and the supply of biodiversity data and information in "Learning by Doing: New Policy Research…

The Fun Part of Funding

Posting a request for proposals is the fun part of philanthropy – giving creative people the chance to get funds to accomplish their goals is what we like to do.  At JRS, we work hard all year to add value to…

New guide to biodiversity data capture software! Imagine that.

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is considering a grant to publish a guide to biodiversity data capture software and would like your views on its utility.  By guide we mean an online and print resource with profiles of each app, comparative…

Who has Glass Pockets? JRS does!

JRS was certified last week by the Foundation Center's Glass Pockets initiative to promote transparency of private U.S. foundations in an online world.  The certification reflects that the JRS Biodiversity Foundation is meeting (or beating) the highest recognized standard for…

Learning by Doing: New Policy Research Grants

It's a sunny Friday afternoon here in Seattle and I'm reflecting on the past week.  A highlight was the JRS announcement of our first policy research grants for three projects to research the policies in sub-Saharan Africa that shape the demand…

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