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What We Fund & How to Apply

The Fund's areas of focus are: Species Research, Habitat Protection, Conservation Education, Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Within these focus areas, each year the fund has specific conservation priorities.  Your programs should align with these focus areas.


Dear prospective grantee,

For 2022-2023, we will be accepting applications by request only. We will continue to support conservation projects globally, however, with a focus on funding pre-selected projects.

During this time, we are enhancing our development efforts to position the Fund for a strong future. We know the Sea World & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund plays a meaningful role in supporting impactful animal conservation projects and programs.

In the meantime, we will continue our Animal Crisis Grant program to respond to immediate, short-term funding for animal crises that arise. We anticipate resuming a refined version of the open-application granting program in 2023.

Thank you for your continued interest and support for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. We are proud to work with all of our grantees, past, present and future, for the conservation of wildlife around the world. Please direct any questions and communication to our mailbox [email protected].



Dr. Christopher Dold
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund


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