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CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPS

Conservation Research and Projects

Each year, CuriOdyssey’s Conservation Department offers an open call to apply for a small grant through our Conservation Partnerships Grant Program. We are honored to  support other nonprofit organizations and academic research initiatives that are addressing the intersectional challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change, resource degradation, environmental justice, and human-wildlife coexistence.  Funds may be used to cover the purchase of equipment, laboratory fees, and other project-related expenses as well as operational costs that directly support organizational activities. These partners help extend the impact of our conservation efforts, and provide crucial contributions to their areas of study.

Each year, CuriOdyssey’s Conservation Department offers an open call to apply for a small grant through our Conservation Partnerships Grant Program. We are honored to  support other nonprofit organizations and academic research initiatives that are addressing the intersectional challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change, resource degradation, environmental justice, and human-wildlife coexistence.  Funds may be used to cover the purchase of equipment, laboratory fees, and other project-related expenses as well as operational costs that directly support organizational activities. These partners help extend the impact of our conservation efforts, and provide crucial contributions to their areas of study.

The next round of applications for funding will open on January 15th, 2024. More information will be posted on this page closer to the date.

Program Scope

Historically, we have prioritized funding that supports local  research or implementation activities that positively impact the conservation of one of the species represented at our institution. Recognizing that everything is connected in this world, and that conservation challenges are universal, we have recently expanded the scope of our support to include a small number of national and global projects. The scope of these projects may extend to community science, wildlife health and disease research, educational outreach, plant and landscape conservation, One Health, animal welfare, environmental justice, and activities to promote human-wildlife coexistence.

2023 Grant Partners

For information about previous grant recipients click here.

CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION | UNITED STATES

Founded in 2007, Coral Restoration Foundation is the largest coral reef restoration organization in the world. Learn more

The Desert Tortoise Conservancy | California

The mission of The Desert Tortoise Conservancy is to insure that the  species does not become extinct, and that sustainable populations  survive in the wild. Learn more

BAY AREA BOBCAT PROJECT | California

Beginning in 2013, CuriOdyssey has annually supported the Bobcat Study, a project within Felidae Conservation Fund, in their efforts to understand how human populations are affecting local bobcats (Lynx rufus), which are native to the Bay Area. Learn more

Foundation for Environmental Conservation and Community Enhancement (FOECOE) | TANZANIA

FOECOE works with Tanzanian communities (schools, households, government partners, and community groups) to improve the well being of people, animals, and environments through education and community-based projects. Learn more

RAPTORS ARE THE SOLUTION | California

Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) is a nonprofit that educates on the dangers of rodenticides to native wildlife. Rodenticides work their way up the food chain injuring countless species and putting poisons into the environment. Learn more

RIVER OTTER ECOLOGY PROJECT | California

The presence of river otters (Lontra canadensis) indicates a healthy watershed habitat, but little is known about the habits and ecology of river otters in the Bay Area. The River Otter Ecology Project has been studying river otters since 2012 to discover more about our local otter populations and promote conservation of otters and their habitat. Learn more

Save The Bay | California

Save The Bay is the only regional organization that integrates political advocacy, mobilization of people, wetland restoration, and education to shape a resilient region. Learn more

Sloppy Seconds, Inc. | California

Sloppy Seconds, Inc. is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in the Bay Area, California. That provides a permanent home for unwanted, abused, or neglected animals while promoting compassion and humane treatment for all animals. Learn more

URBAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH PROJECT | California

BAY LANDS GRAY FOX

Gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) are predators on the Bay Area Peninsula that may be impacted by urban development along the San Francisco Wildlife Corridor. The Urban Wildlife Research Project looks at the genetics of local fox populations to see how they're being affected and what can be done to help them. Learn more

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LOCATION

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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650-342-7755
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CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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ASTC Member. Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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