SAVE THE FROGS! Grants

Since 2009, SAVE THE FROGS! has disbursed $99,799 in grants, to 47 amphibian conservationists in 16 countries (Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Estonia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Tanzania and the USA).  We award these grants to talented conservationists who share our love of amphibians and our desire to protect them. SAVE THE … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Grants

SAVE THE FROGS! Travel Grants

SAVE THE FROGS! Travel Grants assist early career conservationists who require financial assistance to travel to professional conferences, educational trainings or field sites.

In January 2019, SAVE THE FROGS! awarded $2,575 in travel grants. Travel Grant applications are NOT currently being accepted.

You can learn about other SAVE THE FROGS! Grants here. (You can also fill out the grants notifications form on that page to stay updated about when Travel Grant applications re-open).

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Save The Frogs Day 2018 Grant Recipients

To further the amphibian conservation efforts of the 10th Annual Save The Frogs Day, we are pleased to announce a round of grants to assist groups who are organizing events and require financial assistance to make their event a success. SAVE THE FROGS! received award requests from 11 organizations from 7 countries, totaling $4,947. While, our original intent was to disburse $2,000 in awards, we have decided to disburse $2,500! These funds will be used to educate communities around the world about amphibian ecology and conservation!

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Biraj Shrestha wins fellowship to attend University of California at Santa Cruz

Long-time SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer Biraj Shrestha from Nepal has won a full fellowship for two years to attend the prestigious University of California, Santa Cruz. Biraj will be enrolled in the Masters Program in Coastal Science and Policy, a recently introduced program under the faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Biraj is one of … Continue reading Biraj Shrestha wins fellowship to attend University of California at Santa Cruz

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Member Wins Grant To Save The World’s Smallest Crocodile

Congratulations to Albert Chambichoga of SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana’s KNUST Chapter for winning a £5,000 (US$6,379) grant to identify and survey critical habitat areas of the West African Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), which is the world’s smallest crocodile species. The grant is from the prestigious Rufford Small Grants Foundation, based in the United Kingdom. The grant will allow Albert and his team to estimate the population size of the crocodiles along the stretch of the Wewe River that flows through the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The team will also re-forest degraded habitats, draft a Wewe Catchment Dwarf Crocodile Conservation Action Plan, and engage the public through folklores. These efforts will augment conservation activities already underway through the KNUST Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP) that protects the 12 resident frog species.

West African Dwarf Crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis
Photo of West African Dwarf Crocodile on the KNUST campus by SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, taken during the 2016 SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Expedition.

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Dollar For Dollar, Save The Frogs Blows The Big Guys Away

Have you ever been curious about how the charities you support spend your donations? Would you like to ensure your donations get used for the greatest good? If you are like most donors, the answers are YES and YES!

I chose five of the largest and most well-known environmental charities (we will refer to them as The Big Guys) and I compiled their relevant financial data to compare it to that of SAVE THE FROGS!. My goal was to determine how SAVE THE FROGS! is doing in regards to wise use of donor funds. The five charities I chose all have annual revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and all five have average revenues over 1,000 times greater than does SAVE THE FROGS!, so it is safe to assume these charities collect a significant proportion of the world’s environmental donations.

Meet The Big Guys:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Greenpeace International
  • Conservation International
  • Natural Resources Defense Council

The Big Guys all do fabulous things for the environment; this article is only intended to examine how their supporters’ donations are spent. Read on to find out what I found out!

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Frog art by SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Alyssa Castelluccio. Volunteerism is one way SAVE THE FROGS! reduces our expenses. Thousands of frog enthusiasts worldwide have volunteered for SAVE THE FROGS! over the years.

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