Video: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
Partnerships in Conservation video series
The Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund supports work that advances the conservation of the monarch butterfly and other at-risk native insect pollinators. Originally named the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, the fund added the term ‘Pollinators’ to its title in 2018 to reflect an increased focus on a broader set of priority species.
Since 2015, the fund has awarded $13.2 million to 85 projects that are helping conserve and recover the monarch butterfly while also benefiting other pollinator species. Grantees have matched this investment with an additional $21.3 million, for a total on-the-ground impact of $34.5 million. This investment has provided support for:
- Restoration/enhancement of 269,000 acres
- Propagation of 813,000 native milkweed seedlings
- Collection of 930 pounds of native milkweed seeds
- Coordination of 1,300 workshops and meetings