Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Turtle Grants


The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation (ASFF) Turtle Grant Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for conservation or research projects dealing with any species of tortoise and freshwater turtle, with either partial or full support as funding allows. Applications will be reviewed by a small advisory board of leading global turtle conservationists representing the Turtle Conservancy (TC), the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, the Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) and Conservation International (CI).

All species of freshwater and terrestrial chelonians are eligible, provided a convincing rationale is included why the species’ conservation status merits funding. Awards at the present time are approximately in the US $2,500 to $5,000 range per project, with exceptional funding up to $10,000. Award recipients enter into contractual agreement with the Turtle Conservancy to produce the proposed work.

We prefer applications that are concise and well thought out. Please focus on your project specifically and not the plight of turtles in general. Below you will find all of the questions that appear on the application. It may be helpful to answer each question before beginning the application process so that you can copy and paste your answers into the web form.