Skeena River, British Columbia. Photo: Brian Huntington

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.

Center For Effective Philanthropy surveyed our grantees earlier this year. We’re grateful to our grantees for their feedback.

Their Grantee Perception Report is now available 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

December 11th, 2:50 pm

Wilburforce Foundation

The amazing and hardworking team at Training Resources for the Environmental Community met for their year-end retreat in New Mexico last week. It was a bittersweet moment as we honored two outgoing members of the board and staff.

Jim "Stratto" Stratton, the last of the founding board members, is stepping down after more than two decades of service. Also retiring is Jeff Debonis, who started his service on the board before joining the staff as Senior Associate, working with grantees for more than seventeen years.

We are grateful for their service to our grantees, and wish them the best as they spend more time in the wildlands they worked so hard to protect.
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