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

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Denver Audubon (DA)

Deadline Date:

01/31/21 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, government agencies, conservation organizations, academic institutions, schools, 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.


  1. 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. 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.
  2. One purpose of LWF grants is to encourage initiation of targeted projects. As part of this start-up, the grantee is expected to provide leadership and coordination to obtain additional funding and to involve others.
  3. The grantee must also make every effort to disseminate information on the project and on the results of the research to as wide an audience as possible and must make three reports to the LWF.


  • An article aimed at the general public that describes the project must be submitted no later than Nov. 1, 2021. LWF is especially interested in having readers learn about ways your findings can be used to improve conservation of the specie(s) and/or habitat you studied, and steps you have taken to enhance such conservation efforts. Your article will be published and disseminated by Denver Audubon.
  • Grantees will be available to give a presentation on the project to a LWF/DA audience. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 144874

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Term of Contract:

- The LWF intends to fund at least one project per year. 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, 2021 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.
- 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 must be submitted to be received no later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2021.

The LWF committee will review the proposals and will notify the applicants of funding decisions by February 20, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Direct any questions and/or submit your proposal to Polly Reetz (

Denver Audubon
9308 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80128

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