Mzuri Wildlife Foundation

Lisa Ringhofer

1) About

The Mzuri Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1969 in San Francisco, California for the purpose of promoting wildlife management and protecting wildlife natural habitat. The mission of the Foundation is to promote wildlife conservation and shooting sports education. They therefore seek to invest in non-profit organisations whose mission includes wildlife conservation and shooting sports education, with a special emphasis on women and youth. They have quite a large grant making program.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Wildlife conservation and nature protection
  • Community development
  • Women and youth
  • Sports education

3) Focus Countries

They have no defined focus countries and provide funding for wildlife projects across the globe.

4) Application Procedure

Grant applications are accepted only in the fourth quarter of each calendar year for consideration in Q1 of the following calendar year. First-time applicants are requested to submit a letter of inquiry prior to a formal grant application that addresses the following areas: (organisational background and contact person); the amount of funding requested; a summary description of the proposed project, including goals, activities, duration, the anticipated impact on wildlife or wildlife education, and an explanation of the other funding sources. All grant applications must be made online. They are  particularly interested in “grass roots” projects that can be accomplished with grants of $5,000 to $15,000. They would also consider larger grants, if the project is convincing and in need of these funds.

5) Contact

Mzuri Wildlife Foundation
836-B Southampton Rd., #303
Benicia, CA 94510
USA

T: +1 707 742 4167
E: david.bundesen(a)mzuri.org

Contact person: Mr. David L. Bundesen (Executive director)