The John Ball Zoo Society's Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management. Many projects funded by the Wildlife Conservation Fund have been education based with an eye to helping communities learn about the wildlife around them.
Grants are made up to $2500.
Annually, grants are given for one or more of the following purposes:
1. To enhance or assist wild animal preservation, native and exotic, threatened and endangered, and their habitat management.
2. To enhance or improve captive animal management including environmental design. Note: Grants are not awarded for exhibit development or graphics for AZA accredited zoos or zoo in North America.
3. To assist in the development of education programming in concert with the above purposes.
The annual deadline for applications is in early-March.
For more information and to apply visit http://www.johnballzoosociety.org/conservation.php.
John Ball Zoological Society
1300 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504