Foundation / Corporation
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Grants of up to $2,000 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tribal governments, schools, and IHEs for projects focused on natural resources education and conservation. Funding is intended for projects that benefit Wisconsin's wildlife, lands, and waters. The purpose of funding is for grassroots projects that have a significant and positive impact on the environment, and that connect people to Wisconsin's natural wonders.
Lands and Waters
Grant funding is provided to help cover the costs of on-the-ground conservation work, including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, trail building, rare plant preservation, and other projects that benefit Wisconsin’s lands and waters.
The Foundation provides funding for many different kinds of projects that benefit wildlife. From research and monitoring to species recovery and habitat protection, funding is prioritized to focus on Wisconsin’s most imperiled species.
Connecting people to nature plays a critical role in the Foundation's mission to protect Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife. Funded projects get youth and adults outside and engaged with the natural world, such as pollinator gardens, school field trips, community events, citizen science programs, and more.
Special purpose grants are available for state park property friends groups and conservation work within the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. For more information on these specific funding opportunities contact Cait Williamson.
GrantWatch ID#: 141327
Grants range from $500 to $2,000. Total funds from the C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund may not exceed $2,000. The total project budget may not exceed $10,000. See Application, Section III - Budget.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit all materials by email to Lindsey at NRFgrants@WisConservation.org.
(608) 409-3145, extension 1045
Natural Resources Foundation
211 S Paterson St, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: +1 (608) 409-3122
Toll Free: +1 (866) 734-1485
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