Mission: Africa is the heart of WildiZe Foundation?. We are dedicated to education and awareness towards sustainable conservation. We work directly with African communities and projects to understand from their perspective the inherent problems which exist, so that we may support them in creating their own successful solutions with respect towards gender, lifestyle, resources, habitat and wildlife. WildiZe Foundation? links with existing resources including like-minded organizations, as well as starting up viable grassroots approaches through the WildiZe Grant process. As a result of this process, we ensure that 80-90% of public and private contributions reaches our Grantees, where it is intended to do the most good. Through our linked projects we help establish the donor's connection to a variety of individual, community, and wildlife programs. We make regular on site visits ensuring our donor's contributions have a direct impact in the conservation of critical wildlife habitat and sustainable community development.
I have known Ellen Weiss the experienced and discerning founder of this foundation for years, and only have only had positive experiences. They helped us finished a crucial part of our documentary post production and has since been a staunch support and forthright mentor. I trust her advice and wisdom and know this foundation passionately works to save the wild. Not only are they excellent stewards of donations but they select great recipients.
I've been looking into this organization for awhile, based on some comments from other colleagues in the field. Unfortunately, I haven't been impressed. I have not found any evidence that this organization "plays well with others", meaning other non-profits in the similar or same field. It's difficult to make a difference or be taken seriously in this case. I would like to see them prove me wrong in the future.
This is a great example of why Wildize Foundation work is so important. The influence of the rising Chinese tide in Africa is having a marked impact, we believe, on Rhino's and other endangered wildlife.