The Walt Disney Company


Organizational profile: 
The Walt Disney Company, commonly just Disney, is an American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. 
Disney’s social responsibilities include Environmental Sustainability and Disney Conservation. 9M+ trees have been planted by Disney. Disney Conservation is committed to saving wildlife and building a global community inspired to protect the magic of nature together. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed $100 million to support nonprofit organizations working with communities to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the planet. The Disney Conservation Fund carries forward a commitment to sustainability through focused grants that leverage innovation, collaboration and storytelling to protect and restore natural resources and habitats in areas important to their business. 
Disney’s 2021 grantees of Annual Conservation Grants include Karrkad Kanjdji Trust which protects the Anbinik tree in the Stone Country of the Arnhem Land Plateau from wildfire using both indigenous ecological knowledge and contemporary tools, Oklahoma City Zoological Society which protects the Guatemalan beaded lizard and Campbell´s alligator lizard by creating habitat corridors through planting 60,000 trees, Health In Harmony which works on reforestation in Madagascar, etc. 
Financing Instrument: Grants 
Project scale: 
The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) will consider requests for a maximum of $50,000 to be provided over a grant period of two years. The overall budget may be larger and incorporate several financial partners. The budget may be allocated in whatever way makes the most sense for the applicant’s program; i.e. $30,000 in the first year, $20,000 in the second year, etc. 
The Disney Conservation Fund will not award funds at less than 80 per cent of the amount requested. For example, if the requested amount is $50,000, the awarded amount would be no less than $40,000. Most grants are able to be funded at the full amount requested. 
Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global 
Recipient categories: NGOs 
Eligibility Criteria: 
Organizations must have been established for at least one year, have an annual income of at least $50,000 (to avoid “tipping”), and be able to provide supporting documentation upon request. 
Only charitable organizations may apply. The Disney Conservation Fund does not accept applications directly from government agencies and will not fund any budget items that support government officials, staff, agencies, etc. that may be working with the applicant organization on a conservation project. 
Application guidelines: 
The DCF Inspiring Action Grant opens annually. Organizations interested in applying for an Inspiring Action Grant should review eligibility criteria available each year and submit an inquiry form by the deadline set for the respective year. Projects that are a strong fit for DCF criteria will be provided with additional details to submit a full application. 

Publication Date
Sunday, 27 March 2022
Applicable location
Forest conservation and management
Forest landscape restoration
Climate change
Biodiversity conservation
Financing opportunities