IFWF Grant Program

Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation (IFWF)

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Environmental Conservation Wildlife Management Fisheries Ichthyology (Fish)

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Idaho

Location of residency: Idaho

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The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation was established in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to preserve and sustain Idaho’s fishing, hunting and wildlife heritage.

The Foundation’s grants program provides funding on a competitive basis to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and other tax-exempt organizations for activities that help us to meet our mission.

Focus Areas

To qualify for grant support, projects generally address one or more of the following areas: 

  • Habitat Conservation: Projects that aid in the protection, restoration or improvement of habitats.
  • Fish and Wildlife Management: Projects that apply management principles to protect or enhance fish and wildlife resources.
  • Conservation Education: Projects that help educate Idahoans of all ages about the state’s diverse fish and wildlife.

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


  • Eligible applicants include the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and tax-exempt organizations.
    • Volunteer groups are required to have fiscal sponsorship and authorization via an endorsement letter by a tax-exempt organization. 
  • Only one applicant may apply for funding.
    • If it’s a consortium, the lead applicant may apply. 


  • A one-to-one match of Foundation funds is preferred, but not required.


  • The Foundation does not fund:
    • projects outside of Idaho,
    • independent research,
    • multi-year proposals,
    • salaries (except for contract personnel needed for projects),
    • advocacy or fundraising activities,
    • ongoing operating costs, or
    • pass–through grants.