This memo provides an analysis of Environment Program grantmaking from 2004 through 2013, with projections for 2014 and 2015, where possible.

In Section I, we provide context on the Program’s overall grant making trends. Section II describes the frequency of general operating support (GOS) versus project support grants and some of the reasons for shifts in GOS levels over time. Section III lays out the trends for grant duration, as well as the factors that program officers consider when making choices about the length of each grant and whether to recommend grant renewal. Section IV covers average grant size and includes an assessment of the patterns in grant size from 2004 to 2013. Finally, summary findings are provided in Section V.