Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden: Conservation Grants 2023

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (USA) manages the “Conservation Action Now” program. The program awards small grants for conservation education, scientific research, and species preservation anywhere in the world. Grants are up to US$2,500. The application deadline is 20 October 2023. Find the conservation small grants program

Guidelines and Application

The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to supporting the conservation of imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through species preservation, research and education. The Zoo is offering competitive small grants in amounts not to exceed $2,500.00 each.

Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes:

Requests will not be considered for the following:

  • Salaries, with the exception of locally hired support staff.
  • No more than 20% of awarded funds can be used towards travel expenses (travel expenses are defined as air and ground transportation).
  • Awarded funds cannot be used for indirect costs, direct mail solicitations, funds reimbursement or annual campaigns.

Additionally, if awarded a grant:

  • The Oklahoma City Zoo must be recognized in all project publications and a copy of the publication must be submitted to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • A project update is required within one year after funds are dispersed and a final report is required upon project completion.
  • Individuals or institutions/organizations may re-apply annually after a project update has been submitted, but are not guaranteed additional funding.

Checks will not be made out to individuals.

Upload completed application and letter of commitment in pdf format on or before 11:59 PM CST October 20, 2023.  Late applications will not be considered.  Each applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of the application being received.

Please note, depending on the file size of your application and geographical location of where you are submitting your application from, it may take several minutes before you receive a confirmation notification on this website and email.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 CAN Grant. Application deadline is October 20, 2023.

Download the CAN Application here.

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