Foundation / Corporation
Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund (MBRWF)
Grants of up to $10,000 to Wyoming nonprofits for wildlife education, research, and habitat protection and restoration. Funding is intended to support wildlife populations, specifically native plants and non-game animals, in the valley of Jackson Hole, or statewide.
Projects or activities should:
- Preferably have a research or scientific foundation—this can be either original research or building on the research done by others. Research must be published or otherwise made available to the public.
- Have a focus that will result in action, not just studies. If there is an educational component, the focus should be on adult students.
- Have stated goals and objectives that can be measured and evaluated when the project is completed.
- Have the potential to have a measurable impact on the sustainability of wildlife populations in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Whenever possible, efforts should be made to leverage the impact of these projects or activities through collaboration with other organizations or individuals who share common objectives.
GrantWatch ID#: 176924
The MBRWF generally funds projects from $3,000 to 5,000, but will consider grant requests up to $10,000.
The MBRWF prefers projects that can be completed in one year, although multi-year projects will be considered for continuous funding.
- The MBRWF prefers to be the direct sponsor. In the event that a project is funded through a nonprofit conduit, the MBRWF would require a copy of the verification letter from the IRS confirming 501(c)(3) status and a letter indicating that the conduit organization agrees to accept the funds without any additional costs or overhead. Both documents must be attached to the grant application.
- The MBRWF will consider co-sponsoring joint venture funding efforts with other organizations that share common objectives.
- The MBRWF prefers projects that are supported locally and judged to be important by the MBRWF Board of Directors and the people who live and work in Jackson Hole.
- The MBRWF will not fund the endowment of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or programs related to Political Actions Committees (PACs) or political campaigns.
The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.
Grant requests will be reviewed and all applicants will be informed of their grant status within three weeks after the deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund
P.O. Box 1847
Jackson, WY 83001
The Foundation shall underwrite projects or activities that have local impact on either Jackson Hole or Wyoming in general.