FAQ

What Do You Do?

We turn your small donations into tens of thousands for wildlife conservation projects around the world (as well as organize some of our own) while building a fund to acquire land that will contribute to regional conservation goals. We’ve funded workshops that help professionals learn about and communicate science. We direct one of the largest online-outreach campaigns focusing on wildlife and wildlife conservation. We collaborate with artists to communicate conservation messages. We recognize innovative science communicators with an annual award. Finally, we provide a grassroots model for everyday people that wish to make a difference for conservation. Please check out our newsletters and annual reports to learn more about our progress and achievements.

Perhaps we will eventually grow large enough to start employing full-time scientists and science communicators.

What Makes You Different?

We are supported by a grassroots army of recurring small-donors and we focus on important issues and projects overlooked by the major conservation corporations/organizations.

How Can I Help?

  • Become a recurring small donor either by signing up on Patreon or Paypal (link on sidebar). Donations are tax-deductible and can be as little as one or two dollars a month! We prefer this method of helping because it gives us stability and confidence to grow our programs.

  • Send us a one-time donation via PayPal or by check (P.O. Box 12422, Gainesville Florida, 32608).

  • Designate us as your charity on Amazon Smile! When you shop through Amazon Smile, they will send us a small portion of their proceeds (here’s a tool that helps make sure you don’t forget to visit Amazon Smile instead of just Amazon.

  • Raise money for us with a Facebook fundraiser on your birthday (or any day)! 

  • Tell a friend about us and why you value our work.

How Do I Apply For A Grant?

Instructions are on our grants page.

What Do You Do With Donations?

We do not have full-time staff and our executive director does not take a salary. Most of the money we’ve received has gone to supporting our grants program; at this point we have awarded over $60,000 to conservation projects around the world. We also created a reserve fund (approximately $2,000) to cover unexpected expenses. Some donations go towards our land conservation fund, which contains approximately $40,000 as of early 2022. The big conservation organizations do more work and accomplish more than we ever will, but small donations go further with us.

Maintaining a non-profit charity comes with some administrative costs, like stamps, envelopes, website maintenance, and office equipment, for a few examples, but we are a small organization and have already purchased much of what we need for the foreseeable future.