Grantee profile

Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT)

Established in 2015, the Prespa Ohrid Trust Fund, or PONT, is a transboundary conservation initiative operating across the Balkan Prespa Ohrid region. Situated at the juncture of Albania, Greece and North Macedonia, this freshwater system includes three of the world’s oldest lakes and is one of the most ecologically and culturally significant sites in Europe. PONT works with communities and governments to plan and deliver a sustainable future for the region. It does this by enabling transboundary collaborations; providing long-term funding for local civil society groups, research institutes and protected areas; and facilitating the strengthening of grantees through provision of targeted capacity building.