Mission/Giving Statement: To sustain, restore, and enhance the nation's fish, wildlife plants and habitats through leadership conservation investments with public and private partners, the foundation is dedicated to achieving maximum conservation impact by developing and applying best practices and innovative methods for measurable outcomes.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Acres for America; Alaska Fish & Wildlife; American's Great Outdoors; Bring Back the Natives; Chesapeake Bay Stewardship; ConocoPhillips SPIRT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program; Conservation Partners Program; Environmental Solutions for Communities; Fisheries Innovation; Fishing for Engery; Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration; Forestland Stewards; Pulling Together Initiative
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Acres for America: A NFWF partnership with Walmart, conserves critical habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants in 25 states across the U.S.
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund: NFWF's Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund supports local efforts in Alaska to protect, enhance and restore fish and wildlife habitat.
America's Great Outdoors: The America’s Great Outdoors Initiative is a national plan to create and enhance urban parks and greenspaces, renew and restore rivers, and conserve large rural landscapes.
Bring Back the Natives: NFWF's Bring Back the Natives program supports conservation activities that restore, protect and enhance native populations of sensitive or listed fish species across the U.S.
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund: NFWF's Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund accelerates local implementation of effective strategies to restore and protect water quality and vital habitats.
ConocoPhillips SPIRT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program: NFWF's ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program provides grants for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
Conservation Partners Program: NFWF's Conservation Partners Program helps private landowners across the nation address crucial conservation issues through Farm Bill programs.
Environmental Solutions for Communities: A partnership between Wells Fargo and NFWF, helps communities throughout the U.S. create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.
Fisheries Innovation Fund: NFWF's Fisheries Innovation Fund supports effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the implementation of sustainable fisheries in the U.S.
Fishing for Energy: NFWF's Fishing for Energy program a partnership with Covanta, works to reduce the amount of derelict fishing gear in U.S. coastal waterways.
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program: NFWF's Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program works to restore coastal, wetland and riparian ecosystems across the country.
Forestland Stewards: A new partnership between International Paper and NFWF, will conserve and expand ecologically important forestlands and coastal savannas in eight southern states. The program will protect and enhance forest systems to create seamless habitats for wildlife and more sustainable forests to support local economies.
Pulling Together Initiative: NFWF's Pulling Together Initiative addresses one of the most significant threats to the economy and ecology of the United States: invasive weeds.
Application Instructions: Apply online through Easygrants which is found on NFWF's website.