Animal Welfare > Wildlife Protection and Conservation

These grants include nationally-significant projects to protect and conserve wildlife, support critical advocacy, policy and education initiatives, and provide sanctuary care for primates. Grants made to select organizations in specific geographic regions are primarily at the Foundation's initiative.

2017


International Primate Protection League

Summerville, SC
Care and maintenance of rescued gibbons
$10,000
www.ippl.org

Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.

Sarasota, FL
Restoring coral reefs and rescuing and rehabilitating marine animals
$50,000
www.mote.org

Save the Chimps

Fort Pierce, FL
General Operating Support
$25,000
www.savethechimps.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Compassionate Conservation: Wildlife Fertility Control
$15,000
www.sccpzp.org

Chimp Haven, Inc.

Keithville, LA
Retired Research Chimpanzees
$25,000
www.chimphaven.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General Support & Wildlife Services Reform
$100,000
www.defenders.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Silver Springs, FL
General operational support
$15,000
www.forestanimalrescue.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Veterinary Care (over 3 years)
$150,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA
Defending At-Risk Species and the Ecosystems they Depend On
$50,000
www.earthjustice.org

Sea to Shore Alliance

Sarasota, FL
Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival Program (NESTS)
$5,000
www.sea2shore.org

WildEarth Guardians

Santa Fe, NM
Ending the War on Wildlife Campaign
$25,000
www.wildearthguardians.org

2016


Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

Tucson, AZ
Predator Protection Campaign
$15,000
www.biologicaldiversity.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Orangutan Rescue
$50,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Primarily Primates, Inc.

San Antonio, TX
General operating support
$15,000
www.primarilyprimates.org

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Burbank, CA
Operation Milagro
$25,000
www.seashepherd.org

Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support
$5,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville, FL
General operating support
$10,000
www.conserveturtles.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Compassionate Conservation: Wildlife Fertility Control
$15,000
www.sccpzp.org

Chimp Haven, Inc.

Keithville, LA
Retired Research Chimpanzees
$15,000
www.chimphaven.org

Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.

Sarasota, FL
Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin and Whale Hospital and Coral Reef
Restoration Program
$50,000
www.mote.org

Primarily Primates, Inc.

San Antonio, TX
General operating support
$15,000
www.primarilyprimates.org

Project Chimps

Brunswick, GA
General operating support
$50,000
www.projectchimps.org

The Elephant Sanctuary

Hohenwald, TN
Habitat Improvement Projects: Africa Habitat Expansion & Asia Habitat Dam
$25,000
www.elephants.com

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Operations and Diet & Nutrition
$50,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General operating support and reforming wildlife services' predator control programs
$100,000
www.defenders.org

International Primate Protection League

Summerville, SC
General operating support
$10,000
www.ippl.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Silver Springs, FL
General operating support
$15,000
www.forestanimalrescue.org

Save the Chimps

Ft. Pierce, FL
Special Needs Services
$50,000
www.savethechimps.org

WildEarth Guardians

Santa Fe, NM
General operating support for Ending the Government's War on Wildlife and
Ending Animal Killing Contests
$25,000
www.wildearthguardians.org

2015


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Friday Harbor, WA
General operating support
$25,000
www.seashepherd.org

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

Washington , DC
Robotic Decoy Program
$5,500
www.wildlifelandtrust.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA
Work to protect wolves, bison, and Northern Rockies' grizzly bears and to
defend the Endangered Species Act
$50,000
www.earthjustice.org

Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support
$5,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

Sea to Shore Alliance

Sarasota, FL
Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival (NESTS)5,000
$5,000
www.Sea2shore.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General operating support
$100,000
www.defenders.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Silver Springs, FL
General operating support
$20,000
www.forestanimalrescue.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Compassionate Conservation: Wildlife Fertility Control
$15,000
www.sccpzp.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
General operating and veterinary care support
$50,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Chimp Haven, Inc.

Keithville, LA
Care for retired biomedical chimpanzees
$25,000
www.chimphaven.org

Primarily Primates, Inc.

San Antonio, TX
Rescued Animals Food Costs & Veterinary Care
$10,000
www.primarilyprimates.org

Save Our Seabirds, Inc.

Sarasota, FL
Care for sick and injured wild birds
$5,000
www.saveourseabirds.org

Save the Chimps

Ft. Pierce, FL
Veterinary Services
$25,000
www.savethechimps.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville, FL
General operating support
$10,000
www.conserveturtles.org

2014


International Primate Protection League

Summerville, SC
General operating support
$10,000
www.ippl.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
Work to reform Wildlife Services' predator control policies
$25,000
www.defenders.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco , CA
Protecting wolves and Northern Rockies' grizzly bears
$55,000
www.earthjustice.org

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Friday Harbor , WA
General operating support for marine wildlife protection initiatives

$75,000
www.seashepherd.org

Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
General operating support
$5,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
General operating support
$50,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
St. Lawrence Beluga (over three years)
$45,000
www.neaq.org

Oceana, Inc.

Washington, DC
Protecting Marine Animals from Seismic Blasting in the Atlantic
$15,000
www.oceana.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville, FL
General operating support
$10,000
www.conserveturtles.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
General operating support
$15,000
sccpzp.org

Wildlife Conservation Network, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$5,000
www.wildnet.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.defenders.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Silver Springs, FL
General operating support
$35,000
forestanimalrescue.org

2013


Chimp Haven, Inc.

Keithville, LA
General support for chimpanzee care
$70,000
www.chimphaven.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula , FL
General operating and veterinary care support
$25,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco , CA
Protecting gray wolves and grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies
$50,000
www.earthjustice.org

Primarily Primates, Inc.

San Antonio, TX
Rescued animals' food costs

$5,000
www.primarilyprimates.org

Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support

$5,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammal's research and
conservation work on the St. Lawrence Beluga Whale
$15,000
www.neaq.org

Save Our Seabirds, Inc.

Sarasota , FL
General operating support

$5,000
www.saveourseabirds.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville , FL
General operating support
$5,000
www.conserveturtles.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
General operating support
$15,000
sccpzp.org

Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
General operating support
$5,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.defenders.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Silver Springs, FL
General operating support
$35,000
www.peaceriverrefuge.org

2012


American University

Washington , DC
Final production and outreach activities related to the documentary, Shooting in the Wild, which will raise awareness of the environmental, wildlife and ethical issues surrounding the documentary filmmaking industry

$25,000
www.american.edu

Primarily Primates, Inc.

San Antonio , TX
Rescued animals food costs
$5,000
www.primarilyprimates.org

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Friday Harbor , WA
General operating support for marine wildlife protection initiatives
$50,000
www.seashepherd.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA
Protecting gray wolves and bison in the Northern Rockies
$50,000
www.earthjustice.org

Peace River Wildlife Center, Inc.

Punta Gorda, FL
Habitat rehabilitation to prevent Bumblefoot disease in captive birds
$2,500
www.peaceriverwildlifecenter.com

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
General operating support
$7,500
sccpzp.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.defenders.org

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.

Yarmouth Port, MA
Animal Action Education program for school children worldwide
$5,000
www.ifaw.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals' (GREMM) research and conservation work on the St. Lawrence beluga whale
$10,000
www.neaq.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
The humane control of wildlife populations through fertility control
$7,500
sccpzp.org

Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.

Venice, FL
General operating support
$2,500
www.wildlifecenterofvenice.org

Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
General operating support
$10,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
New orangutan chute system to allow for their safe movement on the grounds
$40,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

International Primate Protection League

Summerville, SC
General operating support
$5,000
www.ippl.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Zolfo Springs, FL
General operating support
$40,000
www.peaceriverrefuge.org

Save the Chimps

Ft. Pierce, FL
Interior renovation of the chimpanzee kitchen and medical care facilities
$100,000
www.savethechimps.org

2011


Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville, FL
General operating support
$10,000
www.conserveturtles.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
Communications efforts to defend the integrity of the Endangered Species Act and protect imperiled wildlife across the U.S.
$50,000
www.defenders.org

National Audubon Society, Inc. (Project Puffin)

Ithaca, NY
Student internships for the Seabird Restoration Program in the Maine islands
$5,000
www.projectpuffin.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Zolfo Springs, FL
General operating support
$40,000
www.peaceriverrefuge.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Humane control of wildlife populations through contraceptive projects
$15,000

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals' (GREMM) research and conservation work on the St. Lawrence beluga whale
$10,000
www.neaq.org

Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
General operating support
$5,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Program service operations to support the daily care of primates, including food, medicine, veterinary services, supplies, etc.
$50,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

EcoHealth Alliance

New York, NY
Support work in Florida focusing on springs protection and the conservation of the Florida manatee
$5,000
www.ecosystemhealthalliance.org

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC
Food and medicine at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute at Lees-McRae College (over two years)
$50,000
www.lmc.edu

2010


Conservators' Center, Inc.

Mebane, NC
General support for animal care
$7,500
www.conservatorscenter.org

Save the Chimps

Ft. Pierce, FL
Renovation and expansion of long-term housing for chimpanzees with special needs as part of The Great Chimpanzee Migration project
$150,000
www.savethechimps.org

Wildlife Media

Bellingham, WA
The production of the polar bear segment of the feature-length documentary, BEARTREK
$10,000
www.wildlifemedia.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Outdoor Geodesic Domed Orangutan Enclosure
$40,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation

Arlington, VA
General operating support ($25,000) and support for the Roots & Shoots environmental and humanitarian youth program ($25,000)
$50,000
www.janegoodall.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
Communications efforts to protect wolves in the Northern Rockies and the Southwest
$50,000
www.defenders.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals' (GREMM) research and conservation work on the St. Lawrence beluga whale
$10,000
www.neaq.org

Save Our Seabirds, Inc.

Sarasota, FL
General operating support
$5,000
www.saveourseabirds.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Maintenance of ongoing wildlife contraceptive projects
$15,000

Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
General operating support
$5,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Beech Mountain, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.genesis-wildlife.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Zolfo Springs, FL
General operating support
$35,000
www.peaceriverrefuge.org

National Audubon Society, Inc. (Project Puffin)

Ithaca, NY
Student internships for the Seabird Restoration Program in the Maine islands
$10,000
www.projectpuffin.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy

Gainesville, FL
General operating support
$15,000
www.conserveturtles.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
General operating support (in memory of Sally Bergman Robb)
$25,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

2009


Buffalo Field Campaign

West Yellowstone, MT
Frontlines Bison Defense Project to protect the wild bison of Yellowstone National Park
$5,000
www.buffalofieldcampaign.org

Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Gainesville, FL
Capacity-building for wildlife education and stewardship programs
$10,000
www.cccturtle.org

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc.

Wauchula, FL
Direct care services for primates, including food, medicine and veterinary treatment
$25,000
www.CenterForGreatApes.org

Defenders of Wildlife

Washington, DC
Communications efforts to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat in the U.S.
$50,000
www.defenders.org

Earthjustice

Oakland, CA
Campaign to reinstate federal protection for gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains
$50,000
www.earthjustice.org

International Primate Protection League

Summerville, SC
General operating support
$5,000
www.ippl.org

National Audubon Society, Inc.

New York, NY
Student internships for the Maine Seabird Restoration Project
$7,000
www.audubon.org

Peace River Refuge and Ranch, Inc.

Zolfo Springs, FL
General operating support
$45,000
www.peaceriverrefuge.org

Save the Chimps

Ft. Pierce, FL
General operating support and relocation of chimps from a former biomedical research laboratory
$50,000
www.savethechimps.org

Save the Manatee Club, Inc.

Maitland, FL
General operating support
$5,000
www.savethemanatee.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Calabasas, CA
Distribution of the film: Return to the Wild: A Modern Tale of Wolf & Man, about gray wolves in the Northern Rockies
$10,000
www.saveourplanet.org

The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation

Arlington, VA
Roots & Shoots, an environmental and humanitarian youth education program
$25,000
www.janegoodall.org

The Science and Conservation Center, Inc.

Billings, MT
Development and application of humane fertility control to wildlife populations
$15,000

Wildlife Media

Bellingham, WA
BEARTREK film and conservation campaign to raise awareness about endangered bears
$15,000
www.wildlifemedia.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, Ma
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals' (GREMM) research and conservation work on the beluga whale
$10,000
www.neaq.org

New England Aquarium Corporation

Boston, MA
Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals' (GREMM) endowment for educational programming
$10,000
www.neaq.org