Celebrating 30 Years

Thank you to all of our members and partners who have helped us celebrate the Foundation's 30th anniversary!

Apply for a Grant

The 2017 grant application cycle is now open for projects benefiting hiking trails, state parks, and more. APPLICATIONS DUE FEB 1, 2017.

Community support

Our grant programs provide thousands of dollars in support each year for natural resource-related projects in communities across Wisconsin.

News from the WisConservation Blog

Study will map vegetative impact of climate change over time

Climate experts are predicting a northward shift in forests and wetlands in the coming decades. For that reason it is critical to establish a record of past and current vegetative... Read More →

Our Mission

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement and giving.

With your help, we have provided more than $6.45 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin, while more than 40,000 people have explored Wisconsin's natural wonders through our Field Trip program. We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which includes more than 70 endowment funds with more than $5 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, conservation programs, and wildlife species in Wisconsin.