The Nature Conservancy is tackling the dual threats of accelerated climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. What differentiates them is that science determines where they focus, and equity guides how they achieve lasting results. Grounded by decades of local on-the-ground experience, they maximize their ability to affect change by bringing together real-world solutions, policy expertise, sustainable financing and collaborative partnerships.

Why We Partner

While we rarely fund big international non-governmental organizations, we believe that TNC has the scale and expertise to put our investments to work to affect real strategic change.

TNC has developed water funds that have a proven track record of improving both water and foodscape outcomes, and have chosen areas that are under the greatest climate impact, as well as investments that unlock additional dollar restrictions from much larger funders.


Via co-funding, we provided $200,000 to TNC for the following projects:

The Eldoret-Iten Water Fund

To support a transition to pro-poor, climate-smart food value-chains, the Eldoret-Iten Water Fund is supporting agroforestry implementation and restoring and conserving riparian wetlands.

Nature Based Solutions for Adaptation Science

The team will complete, disseminate, and promote a seminal analysis on NbS and adaptation benefits for drought and flood mitigation. This analysis will also integrate a module on how investments that integrate green and grey infrastructure can be designed to generate better outcomes for water security, livelihoods, and adaptation.

Measuring Freshwater Outcomes for Kenya Central Highlands Foodscapes

TNC will develop and implement a methodology for estimating and measuring freshwater outcomes in foodscape systems. The methodology will be piloted in Kenya where the team will implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework to track indicators that enable adaptive management.