SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Offers Funding for Wildlife Conservation
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is a nonprofit private charitable foundation created by the Worlds of Discovery (SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove) to support wildlife conservation, research, and education around the world.
Since its launch in 2003, the fund has granted a total of $5 million to more than 350 projects in 60 countries. The fund’s grantees include global organizations as well as smaller, grassroots organizations. The fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas — Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education.
The fund has no set minimum or maximum grant amount. In the past, the fund has supported projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each for a one-year term. The fund will consider multi-year proposals.
The fund will accept online applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States, non-U.S. based nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, accredited universities and research centers, and institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.
Grant applications are reviewed once a year with a deadline date of December 1.