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Foundation Increases Funding for Florida Grasshopper Sparrows

Tallahassee, FL (May 2, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded nearly $83,000 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support captive breeding of the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This funding follows two previous grants totaling $45,000. The project will focus on caring for the captive flock at […]

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Foundation Awards Grant for Bear Monitoring

Tallahassee, FL (April 30, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded more than $16,000 in a grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to remotely monitor bear activity. The FWC conducts over 300 trapping efforts a year to reduce and resolve human-bear conflicts. Adding the most advanced motion-activated […]

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Foundation Awards $30,000 to Understand Turtle Deaths

Tallahassee, FL (April 25, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced a $30,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for freshwater turtle disease research. The project will investigate the deaths of freshwater turtles in the St. Johns River watershed. Since March 2018, an unprecedented 300 sick or […]

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Foundation Awards Nearly $34,000 to Restore Sponges

Tallahassee, FL (April 16, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced a grant for nearly $34,000 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to improve sponge restoration efforts in Florida Bay. The sponge community in the Florida Keys has been severely damaged due to recent marine cyanobacterial blooms and […]

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Foundation Receives Guidestar’s Highest Rating

The Foundation just earned a 2019 platinum seal by adding information to our nonprofit profile on GuideStar. By sharing these important metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We chose to display quantitative information such as total number of grants awarded, total dollar amount of grants awarded, and […]

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