National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) preserves and restores native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds. Currently, the foundation works with 14 federal partners and more than 50 corporate and foundation partners. NFWF also manages more than $100 million in mitigation and settlement funds to create positive conservation outcomes.
NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. Foundation grants address challenges facing key endangered, threatened, or declining species that are indicators for overall ecosystem health.
Here are a few of their programs that support bird habitat conservation:
- Mountain West Migratory Bird Habitat Conservation Fund
- SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program
- National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
- Conservation Partners
- Landscape Conservation Stewardship Program
Other relevant NFWF initiatives include:
- Gunnison Sage-Grouse Conservation Program
- Lower Klamath Basin Initiative
- Upper Klamath Basin Initiative
- Short Grass Prairie Conservation Program
For general information on the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), click here.