U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) was established by Congress in 1984 to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) mission of conserving fish, wildlife and plant species. Since that time, NFWF and FWS have worked together to foster innovative partnerships with corporations, foundations, other federal agencies, and non-profit organizations to generate new resources for conservation. From 1986 to 2014, NFWF leveraged $204.5 million in FWS appropriated funds into more than $832 million to support nearly 4,675 grants to nearly 2,000 conservation partners in all 50 states, the U.S. Territories, and targeted international locations.
In FY 2014, NFWF awarded $7 million in FWS appropriated funds. Our partners are leveraging these funds into $33 million to finance 110 projects benefiting our nation’s fish and wildlife resources. The FWS funds support strategic conservation efforts focusing on at-risk species, habitat enhancement and community-based stewardship. The partnership seeks to increase populations of targeted species by promoting the restoration of landscape-level habitats. Focal areas include early successional forests, Southeast aquatic ecosystems, Atlantic shorebird habitats, Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Northern Great Plains, and the Klamath Basin in the Pacific Northwest. NFWF and FWS also partnered on conservation of Pacific seabirds, bald and golden eagle research, urban refuges, and the recovery of the Colorado River Delta.