Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation

Columbus Zoo

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Research Scientist Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher Graduate Student Faculty

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE: Pre-Proposal processing may take up to six months. Applicants will be notified of either acceptance or decline within that timeframe. If the pre-proposal application is favorably reviewed, the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Established more than 25 years ago, the Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation has helped hundreds of dedicated wildlife heroes across the globe protect threatened and endangered animals and their critical habitats. Each year the Zoo awards 70 grants to projects in 30 countries. 

By providing grants to local conservation leaders, the Zoo puts its money to work on the ground to advance conservation research, build capacity among local populations, strengthen environmental education, promote community involvement, and foster behavior change that benefits animals and people.

Grant requests may range from $1,000 to $25,000. Grants are limited to $5,000 for first-time applicants.

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


  • The Columbus Zoo Fund Conservation provides grants to local conservation leaders across the globe.