Amazon Fund


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The Amazon Fund was established as a REDD+ mechanism. The Amazon Fund receives financial support from around the world, and invests (in a non-reimbursable method) to prevent deforestation and to promote sustainable land and forest use in the Brazilian part of the Amazon. By March 2018, the Amazon Fund had received USD

655 million and had disbursed USD 394 million in 96 projects. The Amazon Fund is administered by the Brazilian Federal Ministry for the Environment and the National Development Bank (BNDES). The Fund is steered by the Amazon Fund Guidance Committee (COFA), with the participation of federal ministries, state governments, industries and civil society.

Eligibility to Receive Funding

Governmental and non-governmental institutions, including NGOs and companies are eligible for the funding of projects that are in line with the forest and land policies and REDD+ mechanisms of the government. The guidelines for 2017-2018 and the list of supported projects can be found online.

Regional Focus: Brazilian Amazon

Sector Focus

Projects should:

  • Contribute to the implementation of a public policy; and
  • Have a decisive impact to solve the problem situation; and
  • Have scale in the territory.

Funding Conditions: Grants

Application Procedure

Projects are either so-called structuring projects designed on the initiative of the applicants, or are projects resulting from public calls that have been directly promoted by the Amazon Fund. Applicants have to make an own in-cash or inkind contribution. The procedures for support request and the application form can be found online.


Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico

e Social – BNDES Área de Planejamento – AP

Departamento de Prioridades – DEPRI

Av. República do Chile, 100, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Website: amazon-fund/

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