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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is "a nonprofit established by Congress in 1984 ... [that] sustains, restores and enhances the Nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats. Through leadership conservation investments with public and private partners, NFWF is dedicated to achieving maximum conservation impact by developing and applying best practices and innovative methods for measurable outcomes. Since its establishment, NFWF has awarded nearly 9,500 grants to over 3,000 organizations in the United States and abroad and leveraged – with its partners – more than $400 million in federal funds into over $1.3 billion for conservation. NFWF is recognized by Charity Navigator with a 4-star rating for efficiency and effectiveness. Ninety-five cents of every dollar contributed to NFWF is directed to on-the-ground efforts, with three cents supporting management and administration of the NFWF’s multi-million dollar grants program and two cents funding partnership development and fundraising." [1]

Beer and wildlife

In 1995, the brewing company Anheuser-Busch launched its "Budweiser Outdoors" program. According to a company press release, the program seeks to "promote outdoor sports and wildlife conservation," and has seven partner organizations: the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl Foundation and the Quality Deer Management Association. Part of the program is the "Budweiser Conservationist of the Year" award. The 2008 "Budweiser Conservationist of the Year," Lowell E. Baier of Potomac, Maryland, received "a $50,000 grant from Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ... to support conservation efforts," according to an Anheuser-Busch press release. [2]

2007 Board of Directors

Accessed October 2007: [3]



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  1. Who We Are, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, accessed October 20, 2007.
  2. Press release, "Wildlife Conservationist to Receive $50,000 Grant from Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation," Anheuser-Busch via PR Newswire, February 7, 2008.
  3. Directors, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, accessed October 20, 2007.