Memorial Bear Fund Grant

Wyoming Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,200

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Research, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Wyoming

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Memorial Bear Fund (MBF) was set up in 1992 to honor the memory of biologists Kirk Inberg and Kevin Roy and pilot Ray Austin. All three were lost while conducting a grizzly bear flight in northwest Wyoming in 1991. Pilot Fred Reed was also lost in a plane crash in northwest Wyoming in 1995 and the MBF is intended to honor their memory. 

The Memorial Bear Fund is administered by the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation and supports research, habitat protection, education, and other projects for all species of bears.

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


  • To be eligible for support, your organization, and the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify as charitable under the regulations of the IRS.
  • Proposals must address bears and the relevant issues associated with the species.
  • Out-of-state organizations are welcome to submit a proposal, but only if the project is clearly linked to Wyoming’s wildlife.


  • Priority is given to projects with:
    • Matching funds
    • Established partnerships
    • Management relevance
    • Highest wildlife impact
    • Appropriate budgets


  • Please note that Memorial Bear Fund grant dollars may not be used to cover overhead costs or administrative costs of the submitting organization.
  • Grant requests of more than $6,200 will not be considered.
  • Grants cannot be made to individuals