Wildlife, Conservation and Animal Science

The Foundation is committed to wildlife conservation efforts that fill critical knowledge gaps through applied research or habitat restoration that support native wildlife, primarily in South Texas. The Foundation is particularly interested in research focusing on maintaining the integrity of ecosystems, including native plant establishment, understanding important stopover habitats of Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds, and investigations of endangered/sensitive species endemic to the South Texas region. Other projects relevant to understanding potential threats to wildlife or their habitats in South Texas are also of interest, as are habitat restoration and protection, and the preservation of culturally significant natural heritage in South Texas. Use the General Application for these types of requests. Animal shelters, zoos and local rehabilitation efforts are not eligible for funding unless the organization has a history of previous funding.

The Foundation also supports studies in animal science that expand the body of knowledge related to diagnosis, effective treatment and prevention of animal diseases, primarily in cattle and horses, animal genome and genetic mechanisms, and contribute to improved animal or human health. For medical animal research studies only, submit the application from the Medical Research page using the Medical Application.

Organizations may apply once a year. A request letter signed by the President or CEO is required. Before you begin your application, we request you review the grant guidelines and the PDF documents below to be sure to submit a complete application:

Below is a list of 2017 awards in this program area.

Organization Name Amount
Botanical Research Institute of Texas Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Botanic Molecular and Structual Laboratory
$100,000
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Corpus Christi, TX
Bird Conservation in the Laguna Madre
$100,000
HRI Foundation, San Antonio, TX
2nd Edition of ‘The Laguna Madre of Texas and Tamaulipas’
$72,636
Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Stem Cell Pathways in Wildlife Conservation
$75,000
$347,636