Pollinator Health Fund

We developed the Pollinator Health Fund to combat the economic and environmental impacts of declining pollinator populations in the US and aid in pollinator recovery.

Development Contact

Kashyap Choksi
kchoksi@foundationfar.org

This program is no longer accepting applications

About the Pollinator Health Fund

Pollinators, including bats, butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds, provide essential services in nature and are necessary for healthy, productive agricultural ecosystems. Pollinators contribute more than $24 billion to the US economy annually, and insect pollinators support crop yields.

A variety of domestic crops rely on pollinators to reproduce, as pollinators ensure the development of full-bodied fruit and fertile seed sets in many crops. Unfortunately, declining populations of both wild and managed pollinators threaten these crops.

New technology, knowledge and best practice guidance tailored to specific regions and land uses has the potential to improve pollinator health across the US. Researchers funded through the Pollinator Health Fund are working to address social and economic challenges faced by beekeepers, farmers, homeowners and other land managers across the US.

FFAR created the Pollinator Health Fund to combat the economic and environmental impacts of declining pollinator populations in the US and improve pollinator health and habitats.

Pollinator Health Fund Awarded Grants

Developing Public School Curricula and Training High School Students and Teachers as Ambassadors for Pollinator Protection

Awarded Amount $297,499   
Year 2018
Matching Funders Purdue University

Impact of Prairie on Reducing Interacting Stressors on Pollinator Health

Awarded Amount $503,028   
Year 2018
Matching Funders Bayer CropScience LP, DuPont Pioneer, Iowa State University Foundation, Syngenta LLC, Syngenta Crop Protection Inc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Iowa State University

The Effect of Farm Management and Floral Foraging Traits on Exposure of Crop Pollinators to The Multiple Interacting Stressors of Pesticides, Parasites and Inadequate Nutrition

Awarded Amount $490,356   
Year 2018
Matching Funders Hillary Sardinas, Ponisio and Woodard Start-up Funds, University of California (UC) Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UC Riverside Department of Entomology, UC Riverside Research and Economic Development Office

See all Pollinator Health Fund Awarded Grants

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