During the 2017 fiscal year of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, CEPF awarded US$10.3 million in new grants, bringing the amount it has invested in conserving critical ecosystems since 2000 to more than US$217.1 million. By the end of the fiscal year, 2,215 grantees had received support from the fund since its inception.

The fund continued active granting in the East Melanesian Islands, Eastern Afromontane, Indo-Burma, Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands, Mediterranean Basin, Tropical Andes, and Wallacea biodiversity hotspots. CEPF also began new investments in the Guinean Forests of West Africa and Cerrado biodiversity hotspots.

A team led by BirdLife International and IUCN completed an update of the ecosystem profile—the stakeholder-informed analysis of a biodiversity hotspot that includes development of our funding strategy—for the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, laying the foundation for a reinvestment in the hotspot. Zoï Environment Network, a Switzerland-based nongovernmental organization, also finalized a draft of the ecosystem profile for the Mountains of Central Asia Biodiversity Hotspot, and work began on an update of the profile for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, led by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).

CEPF Statement of Activities

For fiscal year ended June 30, 2017

Revenue FY17 Cumulative
Grants and Contributions 2,602,098 286,073,763
Gain (Loss) in Foreign Exchange 54,111 (1,496,687)
Interest Earned 147,465 3,237,335
Total Revenue (US$2,803,674) US$287,814,411
Expenses and Grants Awarded (Grants by funding region*)    
Atlantic Forest   10,010,403
Cape Floristic Region   7,551,147
Caribbean Islands (24,673) 6,879,511
Caucasus   9,288,219
Cerrado 668,828 1,968,828
East Melanesian Islands 609,696 5,963,032
Eastern Afromontane 760,621 10,362,975
Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests   8,789,550
Eastern Himalayas   4,882,859
Guinean Forests of West Africa   8,072,696
Guinean Forests of West Africa Reinvestment 295,572 2,095,572
Indo-Burma   9,656,797
Indo-Burma Reinvestment 1,992,085 14,264,369
Madagascar   5,555,602
Madagascar & Indian Ocean Islands 2,011,103 6,937,389
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany   6,647,323
Mediterranean (159,684) 10,981,504
Mountains of Southwest China   7,886,147
Mulitple Hotspots 79,380 79,380
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 2,145,119 5,748,391
Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena   6,797,978
Wallacea 2,032,396 5,376,381
Western Ghats & Sri Lanka (27,496) 6,027,573
Total Grants US$10,382,947 UUS$217,158,809
Ecosystem Profile Preparation 621,798 11,445,518
Use of Interest: External Evaluations, Audit, and Special Projects 274,921 2,703,363
Donor-Funded Non-Recurring Activities (GEF-PPG) 0 200,000
Operations 3,223,674 40,649,334
Total Other Expenses US$4,120,393 US$54,998,216
Total Expenses and Grants Awarded US$14,503,340 US$272,157,025
Revenue Less Expenses (11,699,666) 15,657,386
Fund Balance at Beginning of Period 27,397,626  
Fund Balance at End of Period 15,697,960  
Fund Balance at End of Period Consisted of:    
Cash & Interest Accrued, Net of Amount Due to or from CI   27,319,607
Accounts Receivable   9,909,147
Grants Payable   (21,530,794)
Fund Balance at End of the Period (Fully Earmarked for Investments)   15,697,960


*The grant expenses include new grants awarded in FY17. Negative amounts represent deobligations.

Photo Credits

Tonkean macaque (Macaca tonkeana), Sulawesi, Indonesia. © Riza Marlon
A tree ordination in a community forest in Phayao Province, Northern Thailand. © Mekong Community Institute Association