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Lois Webster Fund (LWF)

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Agencies, Academic Institutions, and
Businesses for Education and Research on State Wildlife

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Audubon Society of Greater Denver (ASGD)

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Colorado nonprofits, conservation organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and businesses for education and research projects on the state's protected wildlife. Funding is intended to promote the conservation of local wildlife and their habitat.

It should be noted that the LWF will consider projects focused on any of the state’s non-game wildlife – i.e., any of the approximately 750 species of wildlife that cannot be hunted, fished or trapped or the habitat on which they depend in Colorado.

Projects with multiple partners are preferred. The LWF expects that most projects will focus predominantly on either research or education, but is particularly interested in proposals that include some elements of both.

One purpose of LWF grants is to encourage initiation of targeted projects. The grantee is expected to provide leadership and coordination to obtain additional funding and to involve others.

Review criteria:

1. The importance of the problem, the need for/urgency of the project, and how the project will address identified problems.
2. The validity of the scientific method(s) and/or education approach being proposed.
3. The qualifications of the project manager.
4. The number and commitment of partners in the project.
5. The proposed budget and amount of other funding raised.
6. Evidence of support for the project from authorities in the field, including letters of recommendation concerning the capabilities of the project manager/team.
7. The potential for the project to influence the management of populations and/or habitat in a way that effects conservation of vulnerable species or biological communities.
8. The specific plans for disseminating findings to relevant audiences with as wide a reach as possible

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144874

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

The LWF intends to fund at least one project per year.

Term of Contract:

While LWF will consider funding a project for more than one year, each year funding will only be awarded for the current year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The LWF intends to serve as a catalyst for and to partner with other organizations (conservation organizations, other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions/schools, businesses and others) promoting Colorado wildlife research and education projects.

The grantee must be affiliated with a local, state, or regional nonprofit organization, an academic institution, or government agency. One individual is to serve as the contact person with the LWF.

There must be at least one additional organization contributing to the project, and more are preferable.

The project manager must be qualified to carry out the proposed project and have a demonstrated interest in the subject.

The LWF funds are not to be used to cover indirect costs or overhead of the sponsoring organization(s).

Pre-Application Information:

All documents (the project proposal, letters of support and additional documents) must be submitted in one (1) single electronic PDF file to Polly Reetz to be received no later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2018.

The LWF committee will review the proposals and will notify the applicants of funding decisions by March 10, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Polly Reetz

Audubon Society of Greater Denver
9308 Wadsworth Blvd
Littleton, CO 80128

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado