Chicago Zoological Society
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund – Grant proposals should focus on conservation and research of specific threatened, vulnerable or endangered species or a specific habitat that is of high biological value or that is substantially threatened (IUCN Red List). This includes projects that will quantitatively assess population and environmental status with indications of best conservation strategy and projects that will help achieve sustainable relations between local people and the species of concern. The development of educational projects and training that assist in building local conservation capacity are given higher priority.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation – Established more than 25 years ago, the Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation has helped hundred of dedicated wildlife heroes across the globe to protect threatened and endangered animals and their critical habitats. Each year the Zoo awards 70 grants to projects in 30 countries.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund – A grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, this initiative awards grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. While the program particularly encourages field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation, a wide variety of projects are considered. If you would like to conduct a project outside of the United States, evidence of strong local involvement must be presented.