Supporting community-based stewardship of landscapes and seascapes in diverse regions.

Ndoh Elizabeth, Limbe, Cameroon. Photo by J. Brown.

Welcome to the New England Biolabs Foundation!

We are a private foundation whose mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places. We support grassroots organizations and other NGOs in selected countries of Central America, Andean South America, and West Africa. In addition, in support of our local roots, we also provide grants for community-based conservation and cultural projects in coastal communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Our maximum international grant size is now $12,000, with recent grants typically ranging from $3,000 to $9,000.

Local grants now range from $2,500 to $8,000.

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Special Announcement

October 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our founder, Dr. Donald G. Comb. A passionate scientist and committed environmentalist, Don was a visionary who leaves a legacy spanning scientific research in molecular biology and conservation of the planet’s marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

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We've Divested!

Our trustees approved the decision to divest from fossil fuels at their December 2014 board meeting, inspired by the leadership and commitment of foundations that have publicly taken this step....

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