Brevard Zoo: Conservation Fund

Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund

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

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, 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.

Twelve projects are highlighted over the course of a year with three projects being featured at the Quarters for Conservation voting station for a three-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 through the Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund (BZCF). 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 but does not pay overhead. If selected, the final report must indicate the major accomplishments of the project during the time-period support was given by the BZCF.

Funding Priorities

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that encompass Brevard Zoo’s mission of “Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation.” The Brevard Zoo Conservation Fund seeks proposals from holistic projects addressing a significant conservation need. The proposal may cover a smaller component that is part of a larger program which addresses the following:

  • Education and community engagement with an evaluation component
  • Sustainable development programs directly connected to protecting species and habitat
  • Scientific field studies on species and habitats (BZCF does not fund ex-situ projects)*

*Brevard Zoo recognizes that research is a critical step in conservation initiatives, however, applications for research projects must show that research results will produce conservation action.

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


  • Applicants must be a non-profit conservation organization.
  • Projects considered for Q4C must be…
    • ongoing
    • conducted by a nonprofit conservation organization
    • seeking $2,000–$7,000 in funding
    • not part of a graduate student research project


  • Any applicant who is not affiliated with an NGO is ineligible.
  • Graduate research projects will not be considered for funding.

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