Funding Opportunities for Pollinator Protection in North America: A Report for the Pollinator Protection Campaign with support from the Turner Foundation.

The purpose of this paper is to identify strategic opportunities for pollinator protection in North America. This work provides strategic approaches for active organizations dedicated to pollinator protection as well as for current and potential funders with funding opportunities for pollinator protection. Two major funding needs to further the field of pollinator protection were identified: one, gathering compelling evidence and two, strategic activities with large landowners. Currently, very few funders have made pollinator protection a focus of their programmatic grant making. There is a need to bring funders supporting related projects, such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable food systems, on board. The funding opportunities outlined in this report provide several examples that may be of interest to them.