Grants Overview


The Biophilia Foundation focuses its giving on the United States with particular interest in the arid Southwest and the Chesapeake Bay.


First-time grants to organizations generally range from $5,000 to $25,000, but on occasion we make larger or multi-year grants to organizations with which we have longer-term partnerships.

The Biophilia Foundation seeks out potential grant recipients and therefore does not have an open application process. However, organizations can send a one- to two-page letter of inquiry to the foundation, care of Chris Pupke. In the letter, please include an introduction to the organization, its mission, geographic area of focus, the organization’s tax status, amount of funding requested, the need or problem to be addressed, program to be funded, and intended outcomes.

The Biophilia Foundation’s allowable indirect cost rate is 20% for nonprofit organizations and 12.5% for universities and units of government.  

Requests for Proposals

From time to time, the Biophilia Foundation requests proposals to address high-priority needs. Current RFPs include: