June 1, 2017
Comprehensive Capacity Building to Strengthen Regional Marine Conservation Efforts
Publishers: GrantCraft, Foundation Center
Funders: 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: 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.