Foundation / Corporation
Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation (AZSFWC)
Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations for a range of activities that promote the conservation of wildlife and their habitat. Funding is available for on-the-ground habitat improvement projects, conservation education and outreach, and hunter and angler recruitment.
The purpose of the Wildlife Conservation Fund is to provide funding for habitat projects that are deemed beneficial for all species of wildlife in Arizona, including but not limited to, big game, small game, non-game and fish. It is also available to help fund hunting and angling recruitment and/or retention activities or wildlife conservation education events or programs.
Sales of the “Conserving Wildlife” license plate through the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles provides funding for this program. For each special plate purchased or renewed, $17 is placed in the AZSFWC grant fund.
Projects submitted by Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation member organizations will be given higher priority.
GrantWatch ID#: 181704
Any 501(c)(3) within Arizona can apply for project or event funding as long as they are in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Projects are funded for "hard costs" only, and no funds can be used for "soft costs" such as administrative expenses. Preparation of environmental assessments and research projects are specifically excluded.
Project applicants are encouraged to attain a minimum 50/50 cost share match. Projects with matching funds will be given higher priority.
Before funding can occur for habitat projects, all projects must have received the approval of the appropriate land management organization and/or the appropriate wildlife management organization where the project is proposed.
Grants are considered on a quarterly cycle. Please see the following schedule and submit your grant request appropriately. Those not meeting the quarterly deadlines will not be considered for funding until the following cycle.
1st Quarter Cycle
-Application deadline - January 1st
-Funding of approved applications by Feb 28
2nd Quarter Cycle:
-Application deadline - April 1st
-Funding of approved applications by May 31st
3rd Quarter Cycle:
-Application deadline - July 1st
-Funding of approved applications by August 30th
4th Quarter Cycle:
-Application deadline - October 1st
-Funding of approved applications by November 30
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation
PO Box 12590
Glendale, AZ 85318-2590