Ironwood Forest National Monument, Arizona. Photo: BLM/Bob Wick

Connecting Wildlands, Wildlife, & People

Wilburforce Foundation empowers conservation leaders to protect the irreplaceable lands, waters, and wildlife of western North America.

We support and connect organizations and individuals that are committed to protecting wild places and the wildlife that depend on them. We invest in science-based solutions, advocate for responsible policies, and strengthen our grantees’ capacities to achieve lasting outcomes.

Congratulations to Harvey Locke, a 2018 recipient of Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award!

Read more about Harvey here.

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Where we work

We work within specific areas of western North America. We use conservation science to identify priority regions that correspond with our focus on wildlands and habitat connections that allow wildlife to thrive.

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What we fund

We exist to preserve western North America’s irreplaceable biological diversity and ecological integrity. We work with our partners to defend and use environmental policies that safeguard wildlife and wild places.

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Who we support

We support a diversity of organizations and collaborative efforts throughout our priority regions. We make sustained investments in our partners over time and build their capacity to achieve higher levels of effectiveness.

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news & information

August 29th, 6:17 pm

Wilburforce Foundation

Our NW/SW team, Denise and Yolanda, joined Wilburforce board members Stephanie, Rose, and Jim in Salt Lake City for a wonderful evening of stories and strategies with our intrepid grantees working to protect Utah's beautiful, wild forests and wildlife. We were so pleased to spend some quality time with the Wild Utah Project, the Wildlands Network, Grand Canyon Trust, Utah Diné Bikéyah, and Utah Outdoor Partners. We missed seeing our grantees that couldn't make it: Western Resource Advocates and Friends of Cedar Mesa - we'll see you next time! Thanks for all you do for our shared future. ... See MoreSee Less

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