Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Brazil - Cerrado Fruits Collection to Conserve Nature (Portuguese)
Promoting Organic Agriculture in the District of Saramacca
Armenia: Plastic free Kapan project

Our stories


El SGP-GEF otorgó un reconocimiento al músico Ch...

Buenos Aires, 06 de octubre 2016 –  El Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial ha decidido reconocer a Charly Alberti, ... read more

Ecuador- Informative bulletin October 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of October 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in more