Protecting Alaska’s wildlife


The Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust was established in 1991 by the Alaska Conservation Foundation in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Every other year, Alaska Conservation Foundation awards small grants up to $5,000 from the Trust to support 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
  • If a current Alaska Conservation Foundation grantee, be in good standing with required grant reporting

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.


The next deadline for applications will be August 31, 2023. 

To apply, visit our online grant application portal

Grant applications will be reviewed by representatives from both Alaska Conservation Foundation and Alaska Department of Fish & Game.

Reporting Requirements

All grant recipients are required to submit a final report.


If you have any questions regarding Alaska Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust grants, please e-mail or call 907-433-8213.