MAVA is a family-led, Swiss-based philanthropic foundation with an exclusive focus on the conservation of biodiversity. It is a major donor to global conservation and works through partnerships. So far, MAVA has supported more than 750 projects, implemented by over 300 different organisations. These include international and local NGOs, research institutions, universities and occasionally government bodies or individuals.

ODS worked with MAVA to develop tools to support its networks, and an assessment template to analyse their sustainability in the long term.