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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…

JRS Announces Grant to Enhance the Biodiversity Atlas of Kenya

SEATTLE, Washington – December 19, 2018 – The JRS Biodiversity Foundation announces a grant award of $80,000, to support the development of the Kenya Biodiversity Atlas. The investment supports JRS’ Capacity Development program to increase access to biodiversity data and…

New JRS Grants to Develop Freshwater Information for Rwanda

SEATTLE, Washington – December 13, 2018 – The JRS Biodiversity Foundation announces two new grant awards, totaling $314,500, to create access to wetlands biodiversity data in Rwanda. These investments support the JRS Freshwater Biodiversity and Resources Program to enable the…

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…

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