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Non-profit Organizations and Partnerships

We list here only a couple of grant programs administered by non-profit organizations. 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is an independent, non-profit, conservation organization dedicated to stimulating private funding of conservation needs by offering federal matching funds.

NFWF was established by an act of Congress in 1984 as a vehicle for infusing fresh and creative approaches into the management of the nation’s wildlife resources. Its matching grants are to assist priority fish, wildlife, and plant conservation programs. Grants focus on: 1) working landscapes, 2) critical species, and 3) stewardship.

Any government entity (state, local, or tribal), university, or non-profit organization may apply. NFWF will fund: creative protection and restoration; problem-solving applied research; applied conservation; high priority projects as determined by federal, state, or non-governmental organizations; start-up projects as models; and projects that foster partnerships.

NFWF has several programs available in Washington State on its current list. For example:

Wildlife Forever Challenge Grants

Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through preservation of habitat, conservation education, and management of fish and wildlife.

Wildlife Forever favors supporting projects that enhance wildlife and fish populations through the restoration and management of land; the conservation and enhancement of wildlife and aquatic habitat; the promotion wildlife and fish habitat quality; and educational projects that engage the public, such as Watchable Wildlife-related programs.

Wildlife Forever Challenge Grants have supported a number of restoration projects in Washington and nationwide. The program has also contributed to the enhancement and creation of wetlands. Requests from agencies, institutions, and organizations may be considered for grants from Wildlife Forever, but it does not provide monies to individuals.

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