The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to protect our outstanding animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners. Since our founding in 1994, we have raised and donated more than $66 million for conservation and outdoor recreation, including youth outdoor education.
The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. was formed on September 29, 1994, as a nonprofit organization to support the health and well-being of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. We are the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and work with a variety of other public and private organizations to achieve our science-based conservation, research, education, and outdoor recreation goals. Our grantmaking traditionally focuses on providing outdoor education and recreational opportunities for youth, combatting invasive species like lionfish, improving management of wildlife habitats and fisheries, protecting Florida’s freshwater springs, and improving public access to hunting, fishing, and boating resources. As a nonprofit organization, we accept charitable contributions toward these and other conservation programs in Florida and surrounding waters. Please join us!
La Fundación Fish & Wildlife de Florida, además de su estrecha alianza con FWC, trabaja con una amplia gama de otros estados, agencias locales y federales, comunidades locales, empresas, universidades, instituciones de investigación y organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Estos incluyen la Red de Centros de Conservación Juvenil de Florida, el Departamento de Protección Ambiental de Florida, el Departamento de Salud de Florida, los Parques Estatales de Florida, el Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE. UU., La Asociación Americana de Pesca Deportiva, Bat Conservation International, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Asociación de Conservación Costera, Defensores of Wildlife, Florida Aquarium, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Future of Hunting in Florida, Marine Discovery Center, National Wild Turkey Federation, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Sea to Shore Alliance, The Nature Conservancy y United Waterfowlers - Florida.
We are committed to accountability and transparency and make full use of widely accepted nonprofit governance and management best practices. Our current programmatic efficiency is 88 percent. We have been highly rated as a “Platinum” organization by charity watchdog GuideStar and received the Encompass rating from Charity Navigator.