The zoo’s grant program is administered by the conservation advisory committee, a joint endeavor between the zoo and the zoo foundation. The committee’s mission is to raise public awareness of conservation issues and directly impact conservation efforts outside of the zoo by providing financial support to select organizations and field projects through the zoo foundation’s conservation fund.
”We’re delighted to be offering a second round of grants for conservation projects,” said Gretchen Ziegler, zoo manager and chair of the conservation advisory committee. “We look forward to receiving proposals from the community and to awarding much-needed funds to help projects reach completion.”
The conservation advisory committee was launched in March 2011 and serves in an advisory role to the zoo foundation’s board of directors, which manages the conservation fund. Committee members include staff and supporters from the zoo and the foundation, as well as professional biologists in the local community. For more information and a grant application, visit