Wildlife Conservation Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Wildlife conservation! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Fund for Wild Nature
  • The Fund for Wild Nature provides funding to grassroots organizations and conservation efforts in the United States and Canada. 
  • The Fund provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with an emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Special attention is given to ecological issues currently not receiving sufficient public attention and funding. 
  • Additionally, the Fund will provide support to advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors. 
  • Interested applicants must:
    • look over both parts of the Fund's blank application for detailed information.
    • fill out the online quiz to determine whether their organization and project are eligible for funding. 
    • be highly cost-effective. 
  • If found eligible, applicants must fill in and submit the blank application.
  • Grants awarded range from $2,000 to $6,000.
  • Deadline: May 1st and October 1st (annually)
2) The Pattee Foundation 
  • The Pattee Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations across the United States that focus on wildlife conservation. 
  • In addition, the Foundation supports local organizations in New York, NY, and Chattanooga, TN, focused on arts and culture, health and wellness, and education. Monetary awards are usually given to help with general operation and project support. 
  • Interested applicants should:
    • submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for requested funds, and the amount that is requested. 
    • include a copy of the IRS letter confirming their tax-exempt status.
  • All requests must be mailed to:
          Attn: Gordon B. Pattee
          c/o David Smith
          605 Chestnut Street
          Suite 1100
          Chattanooga, TN 37450
  • Please call 423-756-6585 with any questions.
  • While grants range from $200 to $75,000, grants awarded average somewhere between $1,000 and $10,000. 
  • Deadline: None
3) Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation 
  • The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation grants fellowships to graduate students from universities across the United States to conduct research and pursue advanced degrees in wildlife conservation and management. 
  • The program includes the following academic units: 
    • animal behavior
    • biology
    • botany
    • conservation education
    • ecology
    • fisheries and wildlife sciences
    • genetics
    • mammalogy 
    • ornithology
    • parasitology
    • range science
    • veterinary pathology
  • Fellowships are awarded directly to accredited U.S. colleges or universities for graduate students who are approved candidates for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. 
  • Eligible graduate students will need to make initial contact with the Foundation via a letter that contains an abbreviated outline of the research problem and a preliminary estimate of expenses. 
  • Should the Foundation wish to pursue your proposal, applicants will be required to:
    • provide a complete proposal. 
    • provide materials concerning the applicant. 
  • Please visit the Foundation's website for detailed instructions on complete proposals and necessary materials.
  • Awarded monetary amounts are unknown. 
  • Deadline: October 1st (annually)
4) Temper of the Times Foundation 
  • The mission of the Temper of the Times Foundation is to provide funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems anywhere in the United States.
  • The Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase environmental awareness.  In addition, the Foundation supports earned media campaigns. 
  • Eligible nonprofit organizations must provide a completed application no more than 5 pages in length. 
  • The application must include:
    • organizational information
    • the title of the project
    • the amount of funding requested
    • a summary of the project
    • a description of the target audience
    • a detailed description of the proposed project and work plan
    • a project budget
    • evidence of feasibility
    • additional sources of funding
    • a list of anticipated outcomes
  • Please submit the completed application to the Foundation via email ([email protected]). 
  • Awarded grants range from $5,000 - $15,000. 
  • Deadline: December 15th (annually)
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