FUNDING ALLOCATION GUIDELINES
To determine how it will allocate funding towards various grantees and projects, there are a number of factors for the SVGCF to consider, including its priorities for allocating funding, potential criteria to use to determine how to select projects, how programmatic funding will be distributed among different goals and activities, proposed eligible and non-eligible recipients and projects, and potential types of projects and grants to fund. This section describes how the SVGCF will consider these factors and allocate funding to selected grantees and projects.
CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY OF GRANTS AND SITES
Guidelines and criteria for the ranking of grants and project sites are important tools for the SVGCF to use in its allocation decision-making. Each year, the SVGCF Board will work to determine priority ecosystems, PAs and sites to be supported. The SVGCF will continue to refine the high-level guidelines and criteria for ranking grants and sites each year. Initial criteria the SVGCF will adopt include the following:
DISTRIBUTION OF PROGRAM FUNDING
To allow for the funding of a variety of grant topics that address the various goals and outcomes, the SVGCF will distribute its programmatic funding as follow: