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For Grantseekers

Please read our grant guidelines for information about our work and the types of programs we support. In addition, it may be helpful to explore our Grants Database to see the grants we've made recently.

Applicant organizations must contact the appropriate staff member prior to developing a proposal. Please do not submit a proposal without first contacting a Program Officer. We do not publish proposal deadlines since they are determined in consultation with the appropriate program officer.

For Grantees

Check out our new Resources page for links to reports, tools, stories and other useful information relevant to habitat conservation in Western North America.

News & Information
Feb 10, 2014 Announcing AdaptWest, a new conservation planning inititiative

AdaptWest is a new Wilburforce-funded spatial database for conservation planning aimed at enhancing resilience and adaptation potential of natural systems under climate change.

Dec 17, 2013 Wilburforce recognizes Craig Gehrke with our Conservation Leadership Award

We're pleased to announce that Craig Gehrke of The Wilderness Society's Idaho office is the latest recipient of our Conservation Leadership Award.

Nov 07, 2013 Oscar Moctezuma named a Conservation Leadership Award Winner

Oscar Moctezuma, Development Director of Naturalia, was recently selected to receive our Conservation Leadership Award.

Nov 04, 2013 Now you can follow us on Facebook

Look for regular updates about our grantees and news about conservation issues on our Facebook page.

Aug 26, 2013 We have a new logo!

This week we’re introducing our new logo: a brightly colored representation of our funding area along with a bold new typeface for our name. The graphic part of the logo shows four colored leaves that symbolize the map of our geographic funding area. The blue leaf represents the Arctic and Far North; the green leaf represents the forests of the Northwest and Rocky Mountains; the yellow leaf represents the grass- and shrub-lands of the Great Basin; and the orange leaf represents the desert areas of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

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Featured Grantee
Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation Biology Institute provides scientific expertise to support the conservation and recovery of biological diversity, using applied research, education, planning, and community service. Read more...