CONSERVATION GRANTS PROGRAM
WANTED: PARTNERS FOR INVESTMENT
Consider B&C's Conservation Grants Program as a convenient and effective way to invest in wildlife research and future professionals.
Every year, the Conservation Grants Program receives more worthy
projects than it can fund. Currently the program consists of an
endowment account named the William I. Spencer Conservation Grants
Program to honor the memory of a distinguished Boone and Crockett
Club leader. We invite other groups and individuals to consider
the Conservation Grants Program as a convenient and effective
way to invest in wildlife research and future professionals. The
program has an effective system in place to solicit proposals
on specified themes, evaluate submissions for quality and merit,
and administer the delivery of funds and the receipt of products.
By partnering with the Boone and Crockett Club, other donors can
target their investments for maximum effect, while avoiding the
work and expense of soliciting, evaluating, and administering
Funding partnerships can take different
forms, depending on the partners objectives and preferences.
Some examples include:
- The partner has special interest in a particular theme that the Club has selected for a Conservation Grants competition, and contributes funds to increase the amount available for distribution. This results in an increased number of projects that can be funded in a given year.
- The partner has a theme that it wishes to sponsor, additional
to the Clubs selected theme. This results in the launching
of research on more than one important topic in a given year,
and increases the number of projects overall that can be supported.
In all phases of the competition and follow-through, the partner
would receive full recognition as the sponsor of that research
- The partner wishes to establish a new conservation grants
program, perhaps to honor somebody or to initiate research in
a specific topic area. This would be managed as a parallel program
to the William I. Spencer Conservation Grants Program, using
the existing structure and processes to solicit, evaluate, and
administer the awards.
Undoubtedly there are other options that could be considered, and we would be pleased to discuss them with prospective partners. Please direct your inquires to Dr. Joshua Millspaugh, Conservation Grants Subcommittee Chair at Joshua.Millspaugh@umontana.edu