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Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network


Aveda Global GreenGrants Fund

The Global GreenGrants Fund and Aveda share a truly unique vision of sustainability, with Aveda providing a powerful model of social and environmental responsibility, from sourcing organic ingredients to using recycled packaging to supporting community-led projects in areas where the company sources its ingredients.  Using a systemic, transformative approach the Global GreenGrants Fund and Aveda partnership has protected more than 750 watersheds and impacted more than 660,000 lives with grants in 67 countries totaling more than $7.5 million.

Alex C. Walker Foundation

“The Alex C. Walker Educational and Charitable Foundation has filled a unique niche among grant-giving institutions in that it addresses issues related to the causes of market imbalances, the exploration of free market solutions, protection of the free enterprise system, and the dissemination of such information. The trust operates as a family foundation with Dr. Thomas Walker, Jr. and Barrett P. Walker serving as family trustees and PNC Bank serving as the corporate trustee.”

The Balipara Foundation

The Balipara Foundation is a not for profit NGO mandated to compel both global and community-level involvement in Naturenomics™ inspired development initiatives. The Foundation aims to support both human and ecologically-conscious economic development through extensive learning initiatives and the unlocking of Nature Capital in food, water, energy, and biodiversity. The Balipara Foundation has a vision to live, love and learn from nature and work towards creating interdependence between nature and economics. Supporting both human and sustainable-economic – Naturenomics™ – development through extensive learning initiatives and the unlocking of Nature Capital in food, water, energy, and biodiversity.

The Columbus Zoo’s Conservation Grants Program

“In 2009, the Columbus Zoo’s Conservation Grants Program and Partners in Conservation awarded more than $1 million in program support for 70 conservation projects in 35 countries. Over the past five years, the Zoo has distributed $4 million in support. Many of the grants travel no farther than Ohio’s borders as the Zoo supports work on declining amphibians and critically endangered freshwater mussels.”

Evjue Foundation

“The Evjue Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of The Capital Times, a progressive voice for news, information and opinion for more than 90 years. William T. Evjue founded the paper in 1917 to ensure that those without the power of wealth and station would have a champion in the never-ending quest for clean and just government.”

Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin (FIBA)

FIBA was created in 1986 by Dr Luc Hoffmann and several international organizations dedicated to research and conservation. For over 20 years, FIBA has been supporting the National Park Banc d’Arguin (PNBA) which today is a management model for the ecoregion. FIBA contributes to the strengthening of marine protected areas and works to raise awareness of the importance of the Banc d’Arguin, the West African coastal zone and the conservation of major coastal ecosystems and their biodiversity. FIBA has expanded its work to include Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone. and Charity USA is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people (particularly women and children), pets, and the planet. Since 2006, has given over $30 million to charity partners and programs worldwide.

The Kering Group

Kering empowers an ensemble of  20+ luxury and lifestyle brands to reach their full growth potential in the most imaginative and sustainable manner through the belief that sustainable business is smart business. The same vision that drives the Group’s business strategy drives their commitment to environmental and social sustainability, moving beyond compliance and propelling the Kering brands to lead with new business models that contribute to a better world economically, socially and environmentally.

The Land Tenure Center

“The Land Tenure Center (LTS) works to improve environmental sustainability in developing countries, where extraordinary biological and cultural diversity often coincides with acute poverty. Environmental sustainability is vital for the poor, who depend heavily on natural resources and ecosystem services and are likely to suffer disproportionately from disease and hardship when the environment is degraded. Linking poverty alleviation to environmental conservation is complex and requires good governance and sound institutions. For this reason, LTC stresses local collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to research and training.”

Leonard X. Bosack & Bette M. Kruger Foundation

“The Bosack & Kruger Foundation funds projects or organizations promoting animal welfare, as well as projects of unusually high technical, scientific or literary merit. Preferring to act as the project or funding initiator, the Foundation discourages unsolicited grant applications in order to conserve effort and expense on the part of requesting organizations.”

Memphis Zoo

An accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the Memphis Zoo works cooperatively with organizations around the world, in order to further its mission of preserving wildlife through conservation, education and research. Education and conservation make up the core mission for the Memphis Zoo and the Zoo is committed to assuming a leading role in biodiversity conservation.

Patagonia Environmental Grants Program

Patagonia’s Environmental Grants Program gives at least 1% of sales or 10% of pre-tax profits – whichever is more. We give at the grassroots level to innovative groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors. We fund activists who take radical and strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity. We have given over $43 million in grants and in-kind donations to more than 1,000 organizations since the program began.”

State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT)

SWOT was born out of the necessity to generate a global perspective of sea turtle status able to inform strategic conservation action, and is the first and only effort of its kind. SWOT is a partnership among Oceanic Society, the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG)Duke University’s OBIS-SEAMAP, and an ever-growing international team of local organizations, scientists and conservationists. Together, this powerful group—the SWOT Team—seeks to create a permanent global network of specialists working to accelerate the conservation of sea turtles and their habitats, pooling and synthesizing data, and regularly sharing the information with audiences who can make a difference.

The Jacob A. Stein Irrevocable Trust
The Jacob A. Stein Fund for People & Wildlife at WFEN
Joseph A Stein in Memory of Jacob A. Stein
Friends & Family of Mary M. Stein – In Memoriam

John and Judith Aldock
Cynthia Eichberg
Linda Haboush
Lee Hartline
Margaret and David Hensler
The Kleine Family
Thomas and Kathy Kuhlmann
Elizabeth Medaglia
Anna & Bob Sachs
Eugene and Eleanor Zartman

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID plays a vital role in promoting U.S. national security, foreign policy, and the War on Terrorism. It does so by addressing poverty fueled by lack of economic opportunity, one of the root causes of violence today. As stated in the President’s National Security Strategy, USAID’s work in development joins diplomacy and defense as one of three key pieces of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus. USAID promotes peace and stability by fostering economic growth, protecting human health, providing emergency humanitarian assistance, and enhancing democracy in developing countries. These efforts to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide represent U.S. values and advance U.S. interests for peace and prosperity.”

WWF – Sweden

Världsnaturfonden WWF was founded in 1971 with the purpose of contributing financially to the international operations of WWF as well as setting aside funds for Swedish research, education and practical nature conservation work. The majority of WWF Sweden’s current conservation work is managed internally by the organization. The primary focus for this work is to preserve biodiversity and to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, both within Sweden and globally. Today, the priorities of the conservation work in Sweden are: Biodiversity and aquatic environment, Biodiversity and sustainable landscapes as well as Ecological footprint.