Wildlife Conservation Network

San Francisco, CA • WCN protects endangered species by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.

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Wildlife Conservation Network is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. With $21.7m in revenue and 15 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 91% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $17.5m.

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Mission and Work


To incubate and support field conservation efforts to conserve flagship species and their natural habitats around the world.

Wildlife Programs

$14.7m annual program spend • Provide direct support to wildlife conservation partners, with a long-term commitment to endangered flagship species in over 30 developing countries. This support includes short-term and long-term grants to enhance wcn's field-based conservation partners and associates' ability to save endangered species in the wild through programs such as reducing human-wildlife conflict, improving wildlife-friendly livestock, land and crop management, developing alternative livelihood programs, monitoring wildlife, anti-poaching, building capacity in and around protected areas, providing community education for children and adults, and raising public awareness about wildlife.the wildlife programs include range wide support for species such as elephants, and deep focused support to organizations including, but not limited to, the andean cat alliance, cheetah conservation botswana, cheetah conservation fund, ethiopian wolf conservation program, ewaso lions, global penguin society, grevy's zebra trust, maralliance, niassa lion project, okapi conservation project, painted dog conservation, saiga conservation alliance, save the elephants, small cat conservation alliance, snow leopard conservancy, spectacled bear conservation, and other mission relevant organizations in africa, asia, europe, and north and south America. Wcn has 17 wildlife conservation partners serving multiple countries in africa, asia and south America.

Program Support Services

$686k annual program spend • Provide a wide variety of technical assistance and support services to maximize the long-term impacts of field-based wildlife conservation partners and associates by enhancing their organizational capacity. These services include student internships, graduate scholarship support, cross site exchanges, leadership development, infrastructural improvement, training workshops, and access to expert advice and short term support (e.g. building capacity to improve accounting, donor outreach and management, grant writing, use of technology, etc).

Public Education and Outreach

$617k annual program spend • Inform the public of wildlife conservation challenges and community-based solutions implemented by some of the world's most innovative and successful wildlife conservationists through a series of annual wildlife conservation events (including the wildlife conservation expo), newsletters and web based information.wcn hosts an educational expo for approximately 1,000 attendees each fall. In addition, wcn partners with other nonprofits to host similar educational events on a smaller scale throughout the year.

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Grants made

These are some of the grants Wildlife Conservation Network has made in recent years to other charities.


Global Wildlife Conservation

Austin, TXGlobal Wildlife Conservation conserves the diversity of life on Earth by protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat in more than 50 countries.
1 grant(s) totaling $145k



San Francisco, CAMaralliance is a nonprofit focused on international relief. With $811k in revenue and 3 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $400k


CCF Cheetah

Alexandria, VAFounded in Namibia in 1990, The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is an international organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.
2 grant(s) totaling $188k


Snow Leopard Consrvy

Sonoma, CASnow Leopard Consrvy is a nonprofit focused on protection of endangered species. With $668k in revenue and 3 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $167k


Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation

Monte Sereno, CASmall Wild Cat Conservation Foundation is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. With $280k in revenue and 0 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $212k


WILD Foundation

Boulder, COBuilding strong communities that respect and protect nature for the benefit of all life on Earth.
1 grant(s) totaling $73k


Panthera Corporation

New York, NYPanthera Corporation is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. Founded in 2006, Panthera Corporation is headquartered in New York, NY.
1 grant(s) totaling $149k


Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NYThe Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
1 grant(s) totaling $869k



Vienna, VAJaneGoodallInstitute is a nonprofit focused on research and public policy analysis related to animals. With $15.8m in revenue and 37 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $528k


Environmental Investigation Agency U.S

Washington, DCEnvironmental Investigation Agency U.S is a nonprofit focused on foreign affairs and national security. With $5.7m in revenue and 33 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $111k



San Francisco, CAWildAid fights for wildlife by targeting consumer demand for illicit products including ivory, rhino horn and shark fin. Join us. #JoinTheHerd
2 grant(s) totaling $168k


Wildlife Conservation Global

Jacksonville, FLWildlife Conservation Global is a nonprofit focused on wildlife preservation and protection. With $958k in revenue and 0 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $183k

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