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Case Study

June 2, 2017

Comprehensive Capacity Building to Strengthen Regional Marine Conservation Efforts

Publisher(s): GrantCraft, Foundation Center

Funder(s): David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Oak Foundation, Campbell Foundation, Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The, Tiffany & Co. Foundation, SunLight Time Foundation

Author(s): Anna Pond

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Foundation Center's FundingtheOcean.org portal, examines what a group of marine conservation funders did when questions about grantee capacity came up. It shares the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s perspective on how it joined forces with four other funders— the Marisla Foundation, Sandler Family Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust—to create the Pescadero Program, a fiveyear, comprehensive capacity building program for marine conservation NGOs in Northwest Mexico.