Applications are now open from the Fund for Wild Nature to provide small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity.
They support biocentric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies. They give special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. They seek proposals with visionary and yet realistic goals to create tangible change. All proposals must be highly cost effective.
- The Fund does NOT fund basic scientific research, private land acquisition, for-profit enterprises, individual action or study, conferences, or organizations which receive government funding or support. Although they commend the work of wildlife sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, botanical gardens, zoos, learning centers, and habitat restoration, these are beyond the scope of their mission and for that reason they do not fund this type of work.
- The Foundation funds advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors.
- They will only fund media projects that have a clear, significant strategic value to biodiversity and a concrete plan for dissemination of the final product.
For more information, visit https://fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/