In 2018 The Alongside Wildlife Foundation began a seed-grant program to support the kinds of important wildlife projects that are typically overlooked by most major organizations. In just few years we’ve awarded over $74,000 to 51 wildlife conservation projects from Arkansas to Indonesia; the projects we support focus on natural history, science communication, or living alongside wildlife.
- Natural History: despite increasing calls to recognize and appreciate natural history, this type of research is rarely prioritized; we fund projects that generate basic but vital information about the species alongside us.
- Science Communication: scientists and science communicators are facing pressure to reach out and engage with new audiences and our grant program is designed to support this work; we focus on projects that facilitate and encourage science communication projects that aim to reduce human/wildlife conflict. Projects must include novel and creative collaborations between scientists and artists.
- Living Alongside Wildlife: As our landscapes become increasingly human-dominated, it is essential to generate and implement co-existence strategies that allow for wildlife to persist alongside us. We fund projects that evaluate or implement science-based strategies to reduce human/wildlife conflict.