What Makes Crisis and Recovery Funds Unique
All Crisis and Recovery Funds are governed by nine important principles that make them truly unique and highly effective:
One Goal. Funds focus all resources on one conservation goal.
100%. Every cent of every dollar raised goes to the most effective partners and projects that can achieve the goal, with zero overhead taken.
Ideas, Not Institutions. Funds seek the best return on investment for the goal, regardless of who presents them and no matter if delivered by the world’s largest institutions or a tiny grassroots operation, thereby democratizing philanthropy.
Collaboration. We believe no single organization can achieve the Funds’ goal, so we unite the efforts and investments of multiple funders and diverse actors.
Data-Driven. Investments are made and evaluated based on the best available science.
Pioneering. Funds support conservation innovation, and share and scale successful concepts with other partners and projects.
Range-Wide. Investment are made across the species’ distribution and are concerned about the conservation of small extinction-prone populations as well as large ones.
Maximum Efficiency. We use unparalleled knowledge and advisors to find the best partners to support. We rely on field-based due diligence to solicit vetted, targeted projects.
Minimal Bureaucracy. Early, strategic, and careful engagement of vetted partners helps minimize operational procedures and ensure paperwork is streamlined so that conservationists can do what they do best: conserve endangered wildlife.