Conservation Grants Fund

Funding Agency:
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction is AZA's signature conservation brand. AZA is committed to advancing collaborative conservation among its members and helping SAFE species programs meet their goal of saving these animals from extinction. CGF has always supported the cooperative conservation initiatives of its members and beginning with the 2022 grant cycle, CGF funds will be directed only to those projects that advance the objectives of SAFE species programs.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on eligibility criteria. 

Established in 1984, the Conservation Grants Fund (previously called the Conservation Endowment Fund) supports the cooperative conservation, scientific, and educational initiatives of AZA, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, and their collaborators.

Deadline: Mar. 29, 2024

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Amount Description

 The average project award is approximately $18,500.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 29, 2024