Grants to fund wildlife rehabilitation, research, and conservation programs are available from several sources. Unfortunately, two of the most well-known funders have temporarily suspended their application process, but we've got you covered with this list!
These ten grantmakers are currently accepting applications for wildlife related programs. Eligibility varies by program, but grants are generally available to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and researchers.
Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control
Funds are available for public policy research projects that advance the knowledge, acceptance and implementation of wildlife fertility control as a method of wildlife management throughout the world.
The Foundation makes grants for wildlife education programs, programs that ensure a healthy wildlife population, and projects designed to protect endangered species, their environment, and habitat.
Fund for Wild Nature
Grants are available for campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.
Horne Family Charitable Foundation
The foundation makes grants for programs combating pesticide use affecting pollinators; engaging in science-based research on erosion of species’ habitats; protecting wildlife populations in areas under siege by infrastructure and development; as well as organizations that are rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing marine mammals back to the wild.
This organization runs an innovative program for equipment grants. Equipment is available to advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development. Priority is given to projects in areas identified as critical biodiversity hotspots.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
The NFWF is the nation’s largest conservation grant maker. The Foundation accepts funding applications for several targeted wildlife and conservation initiatives throughout the year.
This corporate funder makes grants for projects designed to encourage local wetland, lake, stream, and watershed protection through pollution prevention and waste reduction projects that contribute to a cleaner world.
The foundation makes grants for projects and programs focused on the protection and conservation of endangered wildlife and wildlife in captivity in the United States. Wildlife grants support nationally-significant efforts to advance the protection and conservation of wildlife with an emphasis on policy and advocacy work related to threatened and endangered species.
Shell Oil Company
This corporate funder has a focus on biodiversity initiatives, and makes grants to support programs that restore critical ecosystems, address water, air quality research, preserve wetlands and sponsor wetlands initiatives. In addition to restoration and preservation efforts, they also fund research projects for threatened wildlife and/or habitats.
The foundation supports bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between. Grants are made as an in-kind donation of product.