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Why does JRS decline funding?

I presented a seminar on grantmaking in Kenya last month, where one attendee asked me “What are the main reasons that JRS declines funding a proposal?”  That’s a good question and very fair question that got me thinking. Without further…

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…

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