Funding Education Proposals
We are seeking proposals in 2016 from Indonesian NGOs that are positioned to develop and deliver education curricula to target communities where orangutan survival is at risk. We will prioritize and select the most appropriate proposal(s) that meet our criteria for funding. We will then attempt to locate funds or assist the NGO(s) in acquiring those funds.
Our main focus in 2016 will be continuing to build capacity of the Orangutan Caring Club of North Sumatra and the MECU program as well as working with NGOs in North Sumatra and Aceh where human-orangutan conflict is most severe.
As a rule, OURF funding will be modest, but we will be able to grant larger and more numerous grants as our funding sources become more stable and numerous. We may also fund only a portion of a grant proposal so applying NGOs should locate other sources of funds. A list of recipients of OURF grants are provided.
If you are interested in applying for funds through OURF to develop and/or deliver education programs in Indonesia, email us so we can discuss your funding options. We currently administer the Orangutan Caring Scholarship in conjunction with the Yayasan Orangutan Sumatra Lestari-Orangutan Information Center (OIC) for Indonesian forestry, biology and veterinarian students and the L P Jenkins Memorial Fellowship for student research and conservation education regarding orangutans or their rainforest habitat. A list of recipients of the LP Jenkins Memorial Fellowship are provided.