Brevard Zoo: Conservation Fund

Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $7,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher College / University

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Brevard Zoo, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a community-built zoo located in Melbourne, Florida. Brevard Zoo’s mission is “Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation.” Brevard Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation program fulfills that mission in three ways: 

  • Funding wildlife conservation projects.
  • Educating guests about current conservation issues.
  • Encouraging participation of Zoo guests in conservation decisions.

How Quarters for Conservation Works

The Quarters for Conservation program supports the Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund. The Quarters for Conservation program is a $0.25 surcharge from each general admission and $5.00 surcharge from every Brevard Zoo membership purchased.

Nine projects are highlighted over the course of a year with three projects being featured at the Quarters for Conservation voting station for a four month period. Every Brevard Zoo guest receives a “quarter” token when they enter the Zoo to vote for the project which most inspires them.

And Now for Something Completely Different . . . . .

If selected, your project is funded by Brevard Zoo guests! Featured projects will have photos and a project summary posted at the Quarters for Conservation voting station for guests to review before voting. Being featured at the Quarters for Conservation voting station is an opportunity to connect with a new audience who might not otherwise hear about your project. 

Funding Amount

Proceeds raised by the Quarters for Conservation program are used to support selected projects. As a result, the amount of funding varies based on attendance and guest voting. Funding ranges from $2,000 to $7,000. Please keep this in mind when applying and preparing a budget. Funding can be used for operational support. However, if selected, the final report must indicate the major accomplishments of the project during the time period support was given by the Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Wildlife conservation projects. 


  • Although we recognize that research is a critical step in conservation initiatives, preference is given to projects with a significant conservation action component in addition to research.


  • The Zoo does not support graduate research projects unless applicants are affiliated with an established non-profit conservation organization.

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