National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores our nation’s wildlife and habitats. Chartered by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private contributions. NFWF works with government, nonprofit and corporate partners to find solutions for the most intractable conservation challenges.

Over the last three decades, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $3.5 billion to conservation projects. NFWF has many programs with differing due dates and application requirements. There are numerous programs focused specifically on birds or ecosystem level work that can include funding for bird conservation. Funding opportunities and requirements are ever-changing at NFWF, so it’s a good idea to check the website frequently or sign up for e-mail updates. To learn more, click here.

Approximately $30 million is currently available under the Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund 2024 Request for Proposals. These funds support on-the-ground projects that help accelerate longleaf pine restoration on private and public lands to support wildlife, sequester carbon, safeguard water quality, and increase forest resilience. Proposals are due February 15, 2024.