Seed Grants Program

Alongside Wildlife Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Alongside Wildlife Foundation has announced the grant program to support the kinds of important wildlife projects that are typically overlooked by most major organizations.

This is a seed grant program, meaning they prioritize projects that have not yet started or are within their first year. Projects should focus on terrestrial and shoreline-associated animals (including invertebrates). They do not generally fund marine work. They do not fund projects that propose lethal solutions to human/wildlife conflict. They do not fund wildlife rehabilitation work.

They will continue to support wildlife conservation efforts based in the USA with their growing Land Fund and special initiatives

Note: They are not a large foundation financially backed by wealthy individuals, organizations, or endowments and they receive many more inquiries than they could possibly fund. They are fully supported by their growing grassroots network of small recurring donors; if you value the work they do (including this grants program) and wish they could do more then they hope you will consider joining this network.


The projects they support focus on natural history, science communication, or living alongside wildlife.

  • Natural History: despite increasing calls to recognize and appreciate natural history, this type of research is rarely prioritized; they fund projects that generate basic but vital information about the species alongside us.
  • Science Communication: scientists and science communicators are facing pressure to reach out and engage with new audiences and their grant program is designed to support this work; they focus on projects that facilitate and encourage science communication projects that aim to reduce human/wildlife conflict. Projects must include novel and creative collaborations between scientists and artists.
  • Living alongside Wildlife: As their landscapes become increasingly human-dominated, it is essential to generate and implement co-existence strategies that allow for wildlife to persist alongside us. They fund projects that evaluate or implement science-based strategies to reduce human/wildlife conflict.

Project Categories

  • These categories best represent the wildlife focus: Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates, Plants & Fungi

Funding Information

  • They will accept proposals for up to $2,000 USD.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualifying projects should be internationally based (outside of the USA). They will continue to support wildlife conservation efforts based in the USA with their growing Land Fund and special initiatives.
  • You can find a list of application questions on their website.


  • If you represent an international or small organization with a limited online presence, The Alongside Wildlife Foundation appreciates independent letters written on your behalf when evaluating your proposal as well as supplementary information that allows us to learn more about your project or institution.
  • If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your advisor. Letters can either be submitted by you immediately after you submit your application or submitted before the application deadline by your advisor. If you choose to have your advisor submit a letter, please send them the link to the letter submission portal, which you have access to after submitting your proposal.