Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust  

Protecting Alaska’s Wildlife


The Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust was established in 1991, by the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). Each year, ACF makes small grants from the Trust to support those projects that most effectively enhance sustainable wildlife viewing, promote wildlife education and conserve the biological diversity of Alaska.


Applicants for Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust grants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a non-profit organization
  • Be based in Alaska, or have an Alaska-based program
  • Focus operations within Alaska
  • If a current ACF grantee, be in good standing with required grant report

Eligible projects/costs include:

  • Interpretation (e.g. signage, viewing guides, media programming)
  • Wildlife education (e.g. curriculum development or publication development and distribution)
  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Facilities construction
  • Research (e.g. ecosystem research or research on the social and economic values of watching wildlife)
  • Acquisition of critical wildlife habitats

Ineligible projects/costs include:

  • Grants to individuals
  • Projects located outside of Alaska
  • General operating support
  • Litigation or lobbying
  • Endowments
  • Scholarships

Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust grant requests may not exceed $5,000.


We are not currently accepting applications for this program. 


Grant applications will be reviewed by representatives from both ACF and ADF&G.

Reporting Requirements

All grant recipients are required to submit a final report as outlined in the grant contract using the reporting template provided by ACF.


If you have any questions regarding Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust grants, please e-mail