Funding for Conservation

One of the many benefits of participating in CVJV partnerships is improved access to funding. For example, Joint Venture staff work with partners to evaluate and rank North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals. JVs also help partners find other sources of funding for conservation projects.

CVJV’s communication and outreach activities promote public support for funding conservation, which in turn drives public policies to increase fund availability and conservation opportunities!

A small tree-lined pond,

Brian Gilmore

Find Funding

There are many sources of local and national funds.  Here are just a few sources that have been particularly important to the CVJV and our partners as well as links to larger curated lists

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) authorizes grants to public-private partnerships in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is dedicated to sustaining, restoring, and enhancing the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats for current and future generations.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), delivering conservation solutions so agricultural producers can protect natural resources and feed a growing world.

California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)

The California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), protects, restores and enhances California’s spectacular natural resources for wildlife and for the public’s use and enjoyment in partnership with conservation groups, government agencies and the people of California.

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) Curated List

The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture maintains a comprehensive list of funding sources. This list is updated regularly and can be found on their website.