With the grant funding policy as a backdrop, the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation awards grants based on the following funding guidelines:
- We are interested in funding projects that have an immediate, measurable, positive impact on wild game conservation, hunter education, and habitat improvement.
- We are interested in “grass roots” projects that can be accomplished with grants of $5,000 to $15,000 (US). We would consider larger grants in the event exceptional or extraordinary projects are presented.
- Applications are reviewed only once a year in February.
- We are interested in funding projects that are supported locally and judged to be important by the Trustees, hunters, guides and conservationists who live and work in the affected region.
- We are interested in projects that can be completed in one year, although multi-year projects, which meet Foundation Guidelines, will be considered for continuous funding.
- All projects must have stated goals and objectives that can be measured and evaluated when the project is completed. No existing project will be re-funded until the Foundation has received a progress report of the project’s previous year’s results.
- We are interested in projects that we can personally observe during the project term. We encourage, but do not require, Mzuri Wildlife Foundation Trustees or appointee representatives to sit on the Boards of Directors of programs funded.
- The Foundation will only fund capital equipment when a strong case can be made that it is essential to the success of the project. If capital equipment is funded, the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation retains the right to repossess or redirect capital equipment in the event that the funded program is terminated or the focus of the program changes.
- Any approved grant will not be funded until after June 1st.
- The Foundation is prevented by charter from funding governmental organizations. We prefer not to fund fellowships or other university projects. We are not adverse to co-sponsoring joint venture funding efforts with other organizations that share common objectives.
The Foundation will not:
- Fund the purchase of firearms for law enforcement, or any purpose other than hunter education programs.
- Hold title to equipment or firearms.