PWF Conservation Grant Fund Application Policy
The PWF Conservation Grant Fund is made possible because of the generous contributions from the Jordan Foundation
The objective of the PWF Conservation Grant Fund is to provide funding support for conservation activities in Pennsylvania that fit within the mission of the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation and the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. The program will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of our natural resources.
Applicants must show proof of non-profit status and provide a completed W-9. Applicants must be a member of PWF or PFSC. (Membership application/dues may be submitted with grant application.)
While grant amounts vary greatly, most range from $200 to $10,000, and are intended to function as complementary support. We strongly encourage applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding sources, and provide details when submitting grant request.
PWF grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries. Highest priorities will be given to “shovel ready” projects, projects with secured matching funds and projects benefitting youth activities. Funds may not be used for travel to meetings or conferences, legal actions, endowments, or publication of research results.
Obtaining an Application Form
Download the grant application form and PWF membership form or you may request the forms by contacting the PWF office directly. (717-232-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applications are accepted throughout the year. The PWF board meets twice a year (March & September), but occasionally meet more frequently when warranted. Please specify your timelines/deadlines on application.
Previous PWF grantees must first comply with all prior reporting and financial-accounting obligations before submitting applications for additional support.
All recipients are required to provide a final report within 3 months of the completed project.
We strongly encourage electronic submission of all documents. If this is not possible, please submit your information to the following address: PWF, 2426 N 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17110