The Kinsman Foundation is seeking applications for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant program.
Native wildlife rehabilitation is the focus of this interest, and is almost exclusively limited to nonprofits managed by state- and federally-licensed wildlife rehabilitators. These programs offer urgent care of injured and orphaned wildlife native to Oregon and Washington. They do not intend these grants to include policy, research, preservation or protection of wildlife habitat.
Wildlife Rehabilitation grants are budgeted for approximately 15% of their total grants.
First-time applicants to the Small Grants Program are rarely awarded more than $5,000.
A small portion of their native wildlife budget is reserved for wildlife appreciation projects or programs that offer the general public opportunities to observe and appreciate the natural world. These activities will:
- promote individuals’ stewardship of native wildlife and its natural habitat
- enable people to understand and minimize their impact on the Earth
- promote responsible enjoyment of wildlife in recreational settings.
Geographical Areas: Grants are awarded in Oregon and southern Washington.
- Preference will be afforded to nonprofits who are:
- Built on an Individual’s Commitment to a hope, vision or dream.
- Staffed atleast in part by volunteers.
- Small Independent Organizations
- These grant policies are an informal summary of their granting practices and procedures. They vary in importance, depending on the individual circumstances of each situation:
- Grants are made only for activities benefiting Oregon and southern Washington.
- Grants are awarded only to tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies. Only exceptional situations will result in a grant that requires them to exercise the expenditure responsibility procedures required by the IRS for some grants.
- Granting decisions are made by a consensus of their Board of Directors without significant staff recommendation.
- There is some internal inconsistency over the question of operating support versus project support. Like many funders, they appreciate the unique results nonprofits can sometimes achieve through a special project or program. Yet they understand that often the most valuable support they can provide to organizations whose values, goals and work they admire is general or administrative support. Generally speaking, project support still is afforded a preference.
- Grants outside their indicated areas of interest are initiated by the Foundation.
- No matching funds are required.
- There are no reapplication limits for either previous grantees or others.
- An educational component to a program will not enhance its likelihood of funding.
For more information, visit https://kinsmanfoundation.org/what-we-support/