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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Projects to Conserve Protected Wildlife Species

Lois Webster Fund (LWF)


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Funding Source
Denver Audubon (DA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Colorado

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/23 5:00 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions for collaborative education, conservation, and research projects to preserve the state's non-game wildlife. Funding is intended to promote the conservation of local wildlife species and their habitats.
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. 
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, conservation, and education projects. 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 and lead to conservation outcomes.
What Does The Lois Webster Fund Do?
  • Inform about techniques for enhancing habitats and populations for non-game wildlife
  • Enable researchers to find answers to interesting questions important for conservation
  • Engage learners of all ages in research and education about Colorado’s native species


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- 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
Proposals (with all accompanying documents) are to be received no later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2023.

The LWF committee will review the proposals and will notify the applicants of funding decisions by February 20, 2023.

For grantees: An article aimed at the general public of approximately 300 to 400 words that describes the project must be submitted no later than Nov. 1, 2023. Your article will be published and disseminated by Denver Audubon.

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.

Contact Information
All documents (the project proposal itself, letters of support, and any additional documents) must be submitted in one (1) single electronic PDF file to Polly Reetz (

Denver Audubon
9308 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80128

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