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Lois Webster Fund (LWF)

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Businesses
for Education and Research Related to State-Protected Wildlife

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Audubon Society of Greater Denver (ASGD)

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Colorado nonprofits, conservation organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and businesses for education and research projects related to the state's protected 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.

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.

To learn about the review criteria, please see the RFP:

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.
If, for any reason, the project is postponed from the dates proposed in the grant application, the grantee must return their LWF funds by no later than September 1, 2019 and may reapply the next year, though a renewal of funding is not guaranteed.

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.

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.

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 single electronic PDF file to Polly Reetz to be received no later than 5:00 pm on January 31, 2019.

The LWF committee will review the proposals and will notify the applicants of funding
decisions by February 20, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Polly Reetz, Conservation Committee and Project Chair

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado