Interesting set of 3 different grant opportunities from National Geographic. They could be used in concert with other funding sources to support outreach and PR/Marketing as storytelling is one of the areas funded.
The projects must be in one of these project areas (applicable to all three grants): Wildlife – Projects will improve understanding of biological diversity, including behavior, life history, evolution, ecology, and habitat requirements; Human Journey – supports projects in a range of fields that are helping us understand the origins and development of our species; how we modified and adapted to diverse landscapes across the globe; the evolution of cultures and societies; and the current status of and trends in our cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity; and changing planet – seeking projects on conservation and mitigation that better inform decision making and develop more effective models for conservation and protected area management at large scales.
Topics and Grant Levels
Projects must be focused on one or more of these topics: conservation, education, research, storytelling and technology.
Early Career Grants
Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project.
Grant projects last one calendar year or less. If you apply for more than one year of funding, your proposal will be sent back to you to revise and resubmit for the next deadline. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000.
An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant and his or her team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. If you have received a grant from National Geographic in the past, you may submit a new proposal after you have closed your previous grant record.
Grant projects last one calendar year or less. If you apply for more than one year of funding, your proposal will be sent back to you to revise and resubmit for the next deadline. Projects are typically funded for between US $10,000 and US $30,000.
Requests For Proposals
There are also several Request for Proposals that can be accessed through the website: these tend to be bigger than the open grants, sometimes up to $70,000.
A sample of RFPs that may be relevant to Puerto Rico—full list https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/
Making the Case for Nature https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/case-for-nature/