Mzuri Wildlife Foundation Grants

Mzuri Wildlife Foundation


Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The Mzuri Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1969 in San Francisco, California for the purpose of promoting wildlife management and protecting wildlife natural habitat.  The Foundation intends to fund direct benefit programs as opposed to conduit funding programs through third parties.

One objective of the GPR committee is to provide evidence to the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation donors that good programs can produce good results. Benefactors will see positive outcomes and continue to fund the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation.

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

Eligibility:

  • We are interested in funding projects that have an immediate, measurable, positive impact on wild game conservation, hunter education, and habitat improvement.
  • We are interested in “grass roots” projects that can be accomplished with grants of $5000 to $15,000 (US). 
    • We would consider larger grants in the event exceptional or extraordinary projects are presented.
  • We are interested in funding projects that are supported locally and judged to be important by the Trustees, hunters, guides and conservationists who live and work in the affected region.
  • We are interested in projects that can be completed in one year.
    • Although multi-year projects, which meet Foundation Guidelines, will be considered for continuous funding.
  • All projects must have stated goals and objectives that can be measured and evaluated when the project is completed. 
  • The Foundation will only fund capital equipment when a strong case can be made that it is essential to the success of the project.
  • If capital equipment is funded, the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation retains the right to repossess or redirect capital equipment in the event that the funded program is terminated or the focus of the program changes.
  • We are interested in projects that we can personally observe during the project term. We encourage, but do not require, Mzuri Wildlife Foundation Trustees or appointee representatives to sit on the Boards of Directors of programs funded.

Preferences:

  • We prefer to be the direct sponsor and not fund the endowment of other 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation is opposed to funding programs related to Political Actions Committees, (PAC’s), or political campaigns.
  • No existing project will be re-funded until the Foundation has received a progress report of the project’s previous year’s results.
  • The Foundation will not fund the purchase of firearms for law enforcement, or any purpose other than hunter education programs.
  • The Foundation will not hold title to equipment or firearms.
  • The Foundation is prevented by charter from funding governmental organizations.
  • We prefer not to fund fellowships or other university projects.
  • We are not adverse to co-sponsoring joint venture funding efforts with other organizations that share common objectives.