Apply for a Grant

The International Iguana Foundation awards were established to promote and enable iguana conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving earth’s biodiversity.


The IIF provides annual project funding to a wide range of species and programs through our grant application process.  A Request for Proposals is announced in mid-summer and granting decisions are made by the IIF Board of Directors in October/November.




Preference will be given to:

  • Projects that are components of approved Species Recovery Plans.
  • Projects that directly contribute to the survival of endangered iguanas and their habitats.
  • Projects that are included in the ISG’s Conservation Action Plan for West Indian Iguanas or are ISG-endorsed.
  • Projects that are part of an established conservation program.


Criteria the IIF uses to evaluate project proposals:

  • The project has range country participation and has matching funds.
  • The project builds on previous work, contributing to an established commitment to a conservation program, or is well suited to become/contribute to a long-term conservation program.
  • The project is grounded in sound scientific methodology, is logistically feasible, and has a high probability of success.
  • The project has conservation value and a measurable impact.


Reporting requirements:

  • A project final report is required one year from receipt of funds. IF you are applying for an additional IIF Grant, the project report detailing the previous year’s activities is due the 1st of September before the current Request for Proposals deadline. This required project report should be “web-friendly”, geared for the general public, include photos, and not be highly technical in nature. Please follow the required IIF Reporting Template here.
  • New applications will not be considered if these reports are not received from previous awardees.


Please review the pages below prior to submitting a proposal:

Grant Proposal Process

Application Guidelines