The Fund for Wild Nature is not a foundation. Each year, the Fund's volunteer Board of Directors raises money to distribute to grassroots groups that act to protect wild nature. Why not give directly to those groups? We hope you do. But if you've looked around, there are thousands of worthy causes and hundreds of thousands of organizations; it can get confusing, fast. We can help.

You want to support environmental action. You want your donation to go far, and you want it to make a difference. That's what we do. We volunteer our time and expertise so you can trust that your funds are reaching the front lines of environmental protection efforts. We keep our overhead to a bare minimum with one staff member who works from home. Our grants do not fund general overhead, and we rarely fund organizations with budgets over $250,000. We expect results, and we get them.

We invite you to join our many donors whose contributions are making a tremendous difference for wild nature. We have no endowment - our ability to make grants depends upon the continuing generosity of our individual contributors. Unless you say otherwise, you won't receive anything from us but a thank you letter, two annual appeals and our annual report. We won't give your name to anyone, including the groups we support. 


Please send checks to:


The Fund for Wild Nature

PO Box 2507

Sebastopol, CA 95473  

(858) FOR-WILD 






Northern Pacific Treefrog

Northern Pacific Tree Frog photo copyright Gary Nafis, courtesy of photographer and CaliforniaHerps.com

Giving and Bequests

You can help ensure the grassroots defense of wild nature continues by including the Fund for Wild Nature in your estate plans. If you would like to receive more information or discuss options for planned giving, please contact us by email, telephone, or snail mail. Please let us know if you have already included the Fund for Wild Nature in your will, so that we may recognize your generous gift.


The Fund for Wild Nature is honored to accept memorials and honorariums in recognition of those who love wild nature. If you would like to pay tribute to a loved one or celebrate a special event, we would be happy to discuss various options with you, such as the creation of a commemorative fund.


Many employers will match charitable donations by their employees, allowing you to do double your gift to the Fund for Wild Nature. If your workplace has a matching gift program, send the form provided by your employer along with your gift to the Fund. If your company does not have a matching program, ask about establishing one. The last wild places are counting on you.

In-Kind Donations

Many of the Fund's grantees operate on a shoestring, and The Fund for Wild Nature welcomes the donation of a wide range of goods and services that we will re-grant to these groups. Needed items include computers, office equipment and supplies, and professional services. We can match your gift with a group in need. PLEASE contact the Fund office before sending material items.