Syarifah Lia Andriati (far right) receives first OUREI funded Orangutan Caring ScholarshipWe are seeking proposals in 2018 from Indonesian NGOs that are positioned to develop and deliver education curricula to target communities where orangutan survival is at risk.  We will prioritize and select the most appropriate proposal(s) that meet our criteria for funding. We will then attempt to locate funds or assist the NGO(s) in acquiring those funds.

Our main focus in 2018 will be continuing to build capacity of the Orangutan Caring Foundation of Indonesia and the MECU program as well as working with NGOs in North Sumatra and Aceh where human-orangutan conflict is most severe.

As a rule, OURF funding will be modest, but we will be able to grant larger and more numerous grants as our funding sources become more stable and numerous. We may also fund only a portion of a grant proposal so applying NGOs should locate other sources of funds. A list of recipients of OURF grants are provided.

If you are interested in funding vitally needed education programs to help save orangutans, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to the address below. We will be providing further information about how you can participate in our education initiative to insure a future for this species.

If you are interested in applying for funds through OURF to develop and/or deliver education programs in Indonesia, email us so we can discuss your funding options.

We currently administer the Orangutan Caring Scholarship in conjunction with the Yayasan Orangutan Sumatra Lestari-Orangutan Information Center (OIC) for Indonesian forestry, biology and veterinarian students in N. Sumatra and Aceh; and Yayasan Palung for Indonesian forestry and biology students. A list of recipients of the Orangutan Caring Scholarships are provided.

We also administer the L P Jenkins Memorial Fellowship for student research and conservation education regarding orangutans or their rainforest habitat. A list of recipients of the LP Jenkins Memorial Fellowship are provided.