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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations and Institutions to Protect Endangered Animal Species and Habitats

Conservation Action Now (CAN) Small Grant Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Oklahoma City Zoo (OKC) and Botanical Garden
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/20/23 11:59 PM CST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to USA, Canada, and International organizations and institutions for projects and activities that promote the protection of endangered animal species and their habitats. Funding is intended for species preservation activities, scientific research projects, and conservation education programs.

The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. 

Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes:

  • Conservation Education – building an awareness of a conservation program that can effect change. 
  • Scientific Research – in-situ or ex-situ research projects that have a direct impact on conservation of an imperiled species or habitat in its native location.
  • Species Preservation – direct care or work with an imperiled species in-situ or ex-situ which results in an improved capability to preserve that species in its native habitat.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Institutions/organizations and individuals affiliated with an institution or organization may apply.

Requests will not be considered for the following:
- Salaries, with the exception of locally hired support staff.
- No more than 20% of awarded funds can be used towards travel expenses (travel expenses are defined as air and ground transportation).
- Awarded funds cannot be used for indirect costs, direct mail solicitations, funds reimbursement or annual campaigns.

Checks will not be made out to individuals.

Pre-Application Information
Upload completed application and letter of commitment in pdf format on or before 11:59 PM CST October 20, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. Each applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of the application being received.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The Zoo is offering competitive small grants in amounts not to exceed $2,500.00 each.

Contact Information
Upload and submit the application on the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Contact form:

Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden
2000 Remington Place
2101 NE 50th St. (mail)
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 424-3344

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