The Conservation and Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) small public foundation originally funded by a Trust established in 1952 by Mary B. Goodwin.
The Foundation provides seed grants, normally not more than $5,000, for efforts to promote the conservation of energy and natural resources and the limitation of population growth in countries around the world. We encourage study and research in the biological sciences including the biodiversity of plant and animal species and their terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and seek to deepen the scientific understanding of the relationship between people and our environment through environmental education and community action.
Although grants are small, projects are often supported that are not normally funded by conventional sources. The Foundation particularly looks for opportunities to seed new conservation efforts and research that may lead to new collaborations and stimulate larger investments.