The Water for Wildlife® Foundation is committed to playing a pivotal role in the conservation of wildlife through the development of supplemental water/habitat resources.  WFWF helps bridge the gaps between agencies and other partners to implement projects.  We provide grants each year for the construction of water/habitat developments for wildlife. Water for Wildlife® project applications should show at least a 1:1 cost share match for consideration.  Water projects are ranked and prioritized for funding based on benefits to area wildlife, distances to perennial water sources, cost share funding and partners identified, cost effectiveness, public benefit, and completeness of application submitted.  Funding levels vary from project to project, but typically range from $1,000 – $10,000.  The Foundation is encouraging your agency or conservation organization to partner with us to support our efforts of making water/habitat as accessible to wildlife as possible.

The Water for Wildlife® Foundation water development grant application can be downloaded here:

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Application Deadline: JANUARY 31 of each year

Notification of approval in March

We require yearly updates and photos from project managers of the status of water projects (email:  Our Grant Closeout Report form must be completed and submitted to Water for Wildlife® at the completion of the project and time of final request for reimbursement for project expenses.  This closeout report requires a summary and photos of the completed project.  Projects must be completed within 3 years of the date of approval or the funds are withdrawn.