National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Amount and Duration: $1,500 – $5,000
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, along with its partners, recognizes the important role refuge Friends organizations play in building critical community support for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. As such, we are requesting proposals for projects that assist organizations to be effective co-stewards of our Nation’s important natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System. This program provides competitive seed grants ($1,500 – $5,000) to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide.
Funding Opportunity Description
The primary purpose of the National Wildlife Refuge Grant Program is to provide assistance to new and existing Friends organizations. Friends organizations have powerful voices and do an additional 20 percent of all work on National Wildlife Refuges. Nuturing and supporting these organizations leads to a stronger National Wildlife Refuge System. Therefore, for this Spring 2012 grant cycle, Friends organizations are invited to submit proposals that focus on Start-Up and Capacity Building projects.