The Florida Wildlife Federation depends on membership dues and donations to fund our conservation work in Florida.
At times litigation is necessary for the Federation to achieve important conservation goals. The Federation’s legal efforts have resulted in many successes including protection of Florida Key deer habitat, stopping sugar farmers from backpumping water into Lake Okeechobee, preventing Scripps from urbanizing Mecca Farms in Palm Beach County, stopping a road proposed into Picayune Strand State Forest and saving Wakulla Springs from contamination.
Ongoing efforts include the Amendment 1 lawsuit against the Legislature for misusing conservation dollars approved by the voters in 2014, Everglades water quality issues, wetlands and panther habitat protection in Southwest Florida and growth and development issues statewide. Please consider making a contribution in support of the Federation’s legal efforts to preserve Florida's fragile wild spaces. Most of the legal work for Federation is handled at a significantly reduced rate by environmental attorneys who truly wish to see Florida’s waters clean and her environment forever preserved.
Contact Us at (850) - 656-7113 If you wish to donate to the Legal Fund or do so online.
The Florida Wildlife Federation established an endowed scholarship fund at the University of Florida Foundation in 2004. The Scholarship Program was initiated by Tim O'Brien, the Federation's first Eagle Club member ($1,000 member), who hoped to motivate other Federation members and University of Florida/WEC alumni to donate to the scholarship endowment fund. The intent is to build the fund to $100,000. Currently the fund is about two-thirds of the way to this goal through the generous donations of many members and supporters.
The scholarships are merit-based and focus on students pursuing a career in fish and wildlife conservation, research, or related fields. The scholarships are awarded each year in April. Please make your contribution directly through the UF Foundation's website: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/OnlineGiving/FundDetail.asp?FundCode=013403. The fund number for the FWF Scholarship Fund is: 013403.
The fund number for the Federation Scholarship is 013403 and is listed under IFAS funds. Donations can also be made by sending a check payable to the University of Florida Foundation and noting on the check that the donation is for the Florida Wildlife Federation Scholarship Fund #013403. The address is University of Florida Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 110170, Gainesville, FL 32611-0170. Donations for this fund may also be sent to the FWF Office at: P O Box 6870, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6870 attn. Michelle Forman.
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Making a Gift of Stock and Other Assets
Gifts of stock or other assets to the Florida Wildlife Federation are welcome. For information about how to make a gift this way, please contact:
Make A Conservation Legacy (Planned Gifts)
By making a bequest naming The Florida Wildlife Federation in your will, you create an everlasting conservation legacy. By including FWF, you will provide support where FWF needs it the most. Conservation organizations like FWF welcome support in fighting battles on behalf of wildlife and its habitat. Unrestricted support through a planned gift such as a bequest is one of the highest forms of conservation philanthropy.
In addition to bequests Legacy gifts can be created using charitable trusts. These planned giving vehicles provide many advantages, including flexibility in estate planning, caring for family members and loved ones, and significant tax benefits.
For more information, contact:
or complete the following: Planned Giving Request form
The Florida Wildlife Federation Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, working for the protection, enjoyment and wise use of Florida's fish and wildlife and other natural resources. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.