Types of financing arrangements and donations MCT can handle:
- Intermediary Grantmaking Program
- Sinking Funds
- Advised Sinking Funds
- Endowment Funds
- Advised Endowment Funds
- Revolving Funds
- Unrestricted Funds
Every donation made to MCT increases our ability to leverage further funds for the specified purposes, resulting in increased financial resources to undertake urgent biodiversity conservation projects as prioritized by the policy frameworks developed by Micronesian island entities. Read our Investment Policy
MCT can help your organization achieve its funding goals:
With the Intermediary Grantmaking Program, MCT serves as an intermediary to other foundations and donors that share MCT's mission of conservation in Micronesia, but who need assistance in their grantmaking. With its expertise and experience with conservation in Micronesia, and understanding of the local culture, politics, and landscape, MCT partners with these funders, assisting them through the re-granting of their funds to appropriate conservation organizations and projects in Micronesia.
- MCT may serve as a simple "pass-through" intermediary, or can provide a menu of re-granting services including administrative support, access to regional contacts and networks, direct operational activities (including selecting and administering the grant, performing due diligence; transferring funds; grant monitoring and evaluation), and capacity building to grantee organizations.
- The focus, criteria and investment strategy of these grants may mirror MCT's Direct Grantmaking Program, or they may specify related issues or themes, driven by the unique interests and priorities of the various foundations and individual donors who contract with MCT for re-granting services.
- With the Intermediary Grantmaking Program, MCT manages various steps in the grantmaking process, depending on contractual agreements with each funder.
Ensure your donation supports a specific biodiversity or environmental conservation issue:
The Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) offers the opportunity for any group, organization, government, or bilateral/multilateral agency to create a special type of account known as an Advised Fund within the MCT structure. These are special fund accounts managed and used exclusively for purposes specified by the donor as stated in the Advised Fund Agreement. You can donate funding to MCT for a specific biodiversity or environmental conservation purpose. The parties then develop and sign an Advised Fund Agreement, which may stipulate some or all of the following:
- Type of projects to be financed
- The level of funding for each type of project
- Location of projects
- Formation of a specific grant committee
- The criteria to be used to decide on projects to be financed (if different from regular MCT criteria)
MCT is recognized as a tax exempt organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service with 501(c)(3) status since November 2009.