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Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Conservation Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: To provide funds for the construction of facilities for wildlife research and education. Funds may also be provided to universities, non- governmental organizations, or non-profit organizations conducting wildlife research and education programs. All grants approved will be to schools, universities, or other charitable foundations for wildlife research and education programs for the benefit of children, students, and the public. The foundation may provide fellowships to universities for individuals conducting wildlife research.

Programs: Grant to rob & bessie welder wildlife foundation for building improvements to a museum.

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Rating: 5

i have many reasons to volunteer but this stuck out to me as an individual that can relate to such things. i would just like to help.

Carolyn Appleton

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Rating: 5

I was aware of the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Conservation Foundation for a decade prior to working with it to help develop the infrastructure for a capital campaign. I had visited the site and met the staff, and always had a marvelous experience during these visits.

In 2008, I worked for a few months to help the staff develop the infrastructure for a capital campaign for a new educational facility.


>Staff members are highly intelligent, committed to science-based environmental education, and they are exceedingly gracious.

>Other, more aggressive nonprofit organizations in the field seem to get more public attention, but this nonprofit is certainly among the most deserving (albeit quieter).

>Their educational work - especially in the K-12 realm - should be expanded. The need for science-based environmental education for this age group is critical. There is simply not enough of it, and WWCF provides this in exceptional quality.

>WWCF facilities are noteworthy from an historic standpoint. It is my hope they will opt for National Register status, and also secure funds for restoration of the now-historic campus.

>WWCF has its own well-managed ranch endowment fund that provides for basic ongoing needs. With a little extra outside support, even more work could be accomplished. I cannot think of a more worthy and safe place to invest your money, if conservation and natural resource education is your area of interest.