During the 2016 fiscal year of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, CEPF awarded US$15 million in new grants, bringing the amount it has invested in conserving critical ecosystems since 2000 to more than US$206.7 million. By the end of the fiscal year, 2,121 grantees had received support from the fund since its inception.

CEPF secured commitments of US$15.2 million during the fiscal year, including US$9.8 million of a US$10.7 million grant from the GEF to enhance mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation factors into development decision-making and to expand and increase the effectiveness of CEPF grantee learning opportunities.1 Additional commitments included US$1.6 million from the World Bank, and US$2.8 million for the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot and US$1 million for the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

Teams completed ecosystem profiling—the stakeholder-informed analysis that includes development of our funding strategy—for the Cerrado and the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspots, and began profiling the Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot. CEPF finalized profiles for the Cerrado and Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspots and awarded grants for the regional implementation teams for those hotspots. The fund also continued active granting in the East Melanesian Islands, Eastern Afromontane, Indo-Burma, Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands, Mediterranean Basin, Tropical Andes, and Wallacea hotspots.

CEPF Statement of Activities

For fiscal year ended June 30, 2016

Revenue FY16 Cumulative
Grants and Contributions 15,160,000 283,471,665
Gain (Loss) in Foreign Exchange 61,681 (1,550,798)
Interest Earned 411,321 3,130,444
Total Revenue (US$15,633,002) US$285,051,311
Expenses and Grants Awarded (Grants by funding region*)    
Atlantic Forest   10,010,403
Cape Floristic Region   7,551,147
Caribbean Islands (114,794) 6,904,184
Caucasus (7,187) 9,288,219
Cerrado 1,300,000 1,300,000
East Melanesian Islands 1,400,545 5,353,336
Eastern Afromontane 1,312,690 9,602,354
Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests (22,891) 8,789,550
Eastern Himalayas   4,882,859
Guinean Forests of West Africa   8,072,696
Guinean Forests of West Africa Reinvestment 1,800,000 1,800,000
Indo-Burma   9,656,797
Indo-Burma Reinvestment 2,624,117 12,272,284
Madagascar   5,555,602
Madagascar & Indian Ocean Islands 2,651,648 4,926,286
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany 1,507 6,647,323
Mediterranean 615,652 11,141,188
Mountains of Southwest China   7,886,147
Northern Mesoamerica   7,079,430
The Philippines   6,970,399
Polynesia-Micronesia   6,828,576
Southern Mesoamerica   7,046,928
Succulent Karoo   9,220,999
Sundaland   9,901,465
Tropical Andes   8,287,386
Tropical Andes Reinvestment 1,803,272 3,603,272
Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena   6,797,978
Wallacea 1,744,596 3,343,985
Western Ghats & Sri Lanka (38,457) 6,055,069
Total Grants US$15,070,697 UUS$206,775,862
Ecosystem Profile Preparation 352,800 10,823,720
Use of Interest: External Evaluations, Audit, and Special Projects 493,645 2,428,442
Donor-Funded Non-Recurring Activities (GEF-PPG) 74,466 200,000
Operations 3,034,884 37,425,660
Total Other Expenses US$3,955,795 US$50,877,823
Total Expenses and Grants Awarded US$19,026,492 US$257,653,685
Revenue Less Expenses (3,393,490) 27,397,626
Fund Balance at Beginning of Period 31,321,285  
Fund Balance at End of Period 27,927,795  
Fund Balance at End of Period Consisted of:    
Cash & Interest Accrued, Net of Amount Due to or from CI   38,715,299
Accounts Receivable   14,629,804
Grants Payable   (25,417,307)
Fund Balance at End of the Period (Fully Earmarked for Investments)   27,927,795

*The grant expenses include new grants awarded in FY16. Negative amounts, in parentheses, represent deobligations.


1The GEF provided US$200,000 in fiscal year 2015 for the preparation of this project, and US$10.682 million in fiscal year 2016 for implementation, including the implementing agency fee paid to the GEF Implementing Agency.

Photo Credits

Nile crocodile, South Africa. © Jon McCormack
Fisherman, Areng River, Cambodia. © Jeremy Holden