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If you have an open grant process and are looking to expand your ability to solicit more grant applications, please send us your grant application information and contact info and we will post here. this is strictly for support of in situ field projects.



Columbus Zoo  
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 
Brevard Zoo
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

Funding Opportunities from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 

Website & Application Deadlines Below 


  • African Elephant Fund 

  • Asian Elephant Fund 

  • Great Ape Fund 

  • Marine Turtle Fund 

  • Rhino & Tiger Fund 

  • Africa 

  • Mexico

  • Central America

  • South America

  • Combatting Illegal Wirldlife Trade

WAZA - World Association of                    Zoos & Aquariums
AZA - Association of Zoos & Aquariums

AZA - Accredited Zoos & Aquariums that offer grants: Please see this website for more specific links an information.


AZA's CGF - Conservation Grants Fund:

The power of small grants

Hi Beth,

I hope all is well.  I wanted to share some great news and reiterate our thanks to the ZACC grants program.


This past week, the Chelonian Research Monograph was published. It is a compilation of peer-reviewed articles dedicated to the turtles and tortoises of Madagascar. We were honored to have an article titled below included in the publication!


 Community Outreach and Education Promoting the Conservation of the 

Radiated Tortoise, Astrochelys radiata, in Lavavolo, Madagascar


This project would never have happened without the support from the ZACC grant we received in Seattle.  It was just the spark this program needed to ignite. Since this initial program, we have carried out 3 additional education programs with teachers, community members and school children and are now in the process of building the "Dream School" which will also serve as a conservation hub and community center in Lavavolo. 


Thank you for believing in us at Conservation Fusion and providing this initial funding for the project. Enjoy the article.


All my best.

Susie McGuire

Founder & Director

Conservation Fusion

Attention WAZA members! WAZA is currently welcoming grant applications for community conservation projects from WAZA members. If you have an idea for an exciting project that connects children and their families to nature and inspires them to support its conservation - we want to hear from you.


Visit the website for more information and how to apply ➡️ if you would like to discuss your idea before applying, please contact: 
Application deadline: 20 March 2018.


The funds for the WAZA Nature Connect grants are made possible through the generous support of IZE-International Zoo Educators Association and the Disney Conservation Fund


Idea Wild 

IDEA WILD seeks to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation by awarding small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. By empowering both aspiring and veteran conservation professionals, IDEA WILD has been instrumental in establishing new protected areas, reversing the decline of species through innovative management plans, restoring damaged and critical habitat, and improving how local communities support and sustain their immediate natural resources.

Rotary International 
ARCUS Foundation -
Great Apes only

What is ZACC?

field conservation, community, inspiration, partnerships, in situ, ex situ, zoos and aquariums, field projects, funding, conservation grants, Denver Zoo 2015 host, Blank Park Zoo 2013 host, local and indigenous peoples, making contacts, zoo grants, saving species, protecting species, protecting wild places, local conservation efforts, regional conservation efforts, international conservation efforts, conservation conference, ZACC history, ZACC hosts, Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation, Africa, Latin America, Central America, Asia, North America, Europe, colleagues meeting, networking, mutual support, benefits to zoos, benefits to field researchers, making a difference.



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