SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Posted by on September 22, 2008

Grant Application System Available for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2008

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund  (, a nonprofit private charitable foundation created by the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks to support wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education, and animal rescue in countries around the world, is accepting grant applications through its new online application system. In 2008, the fund awarded grants totaling more than  $1.5 million to 151 environmental and research organizations worldwide.

While the fund recognizes and supports the importance of ex-situ efforts such as endangered species breeding programs and conservation awareness/education, its primary focus is to support conservation efforts directly benefiting wildlife in their native ranges (in-situ). For this reason, the fund is unable to support the captive breeding efforts of other animal management facilities. However, the fund will consider ex-situ conservation education proposals that demonstrate significant positive and sustainable impact.

The fund considers proposals involving government-managed lands, sites, and programs. As with all proposals receiving fund support, the project must have broad community/constituency support and be based on legitimate scientific and conservation principals.

The fund has no set minimum or maximum grant amount. In the past, the fund has supported projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for a one-year term. The fund will consider multi-year proposals.  The fund does not support capital investments that would outlive the specific project/initiative that the fund is being asked to support.

Visit the fund’s Web site for complete program information, examples of funded projects, and the online application system.

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